Jonathan R. Thompson

Jonathan R. Thompson, PhD

Technology Specialist | Chemical & Materials Technologies
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  • BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, Chemistry with a specialization in Electrochemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Key Technologies

  • Energy Storage Devices
  • Electrocatalytic Devices
  • Microfluidic Devices
  • Biosensors
  • Immunoassays
  • Separation Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Drug Delivery
  • Analytical Devices
  • Medical Devices 

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Not yet admitted to practice


  • New York


Jonathan Thompson assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. He utilizes his broad technical experience to regularly support clients in areas such as energy storage devices, electrocatalytic devices, nanotechnology, microfluidic devices, medical devices, analytical devices, and HVAC systems.

Jonathan enjoys learning about clients’ new scientific inventions, helping build out IP portfolios, and assisting with bringing value through creative and broad-coverage patent prosecution. His experience includes drafting applications, responding to office actions, and performing patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Jonathan completed his PhD in chemistry at University of Texas at Austin. During his doctoral studies, Jonathan served as a graduate research fellow, where he developed two electrochemical approaches for membrane-free separations, a microfluidic device for manipulating contents contained within microdroplets, and a new analytical platform for studying nanoparticle stability.

In addition, Jonathan has worked as an environmental health sciences intern at ICF International, where he assisted with the systematic review process on various EPA-funded projects and helped draft chemistry appendices for the National Toxicology Program.


  • University of Texas Provost Graduate Excellence Fellowship (2017-2022)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program Honorable Mention (2018)


  • Thompson, J. R.; Davies, C. D.; Clausmeyer, J.; Crooks, R. M. Cation-Specific Electrokinetic Separations Using Prussian Blue Intercalation Reactions. ChemElectroChem 2020. DOI: 10.1002/celc.202001095
  • Thompson, J. R.; Wilder, L. M..; Crooks, R. M. Filtering and continuously separating microplastics from water using electric field gradients formed electrochemically in the absence of buffer. Chem. Sci. 2021. DOI: 10.1039/D1SC03192A
  • Wilder, L. M.; Thompson, J. R.; Crooks, R. M. Electrochemical pH Regulation in Droplet Microfluidics. Lab Chip 2022. DOI: 10.1039/D1LC00952D
  • Thompson, J. R.; Crooks, R. M. Enriching Cations Using Electric Field Gradients Generated by Bipolar Electrodes in the Absence of Buffer. ChemElectroChem 2022. DOI: 10.1002/celc.202200251.


Jonathan has various personal interests outside of his work life, including indoor rock climbing, playing chess, reading fiction novels, and frequenting live music concerts with his wife.