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

  • Electrochemistry
  • Microfluidic Devices
  • Biosensors
  • Immunoassays
  • Micro Total Analysis Systems
  • Electrokinetic Separations
  • Electrocatalysis

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. With a background spanning from electrochemistry to microfluidics, he utilizes his broad technical experience when working with clients.

Jonathan regularly supports clients in areas including biosensors, electrochemistry, microfluidic devices, immunoassays, micro total analysis systems, electrokinetic separations, and electrocatalysis. 

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Jonathan completed his PhD in chemistry at University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in electrochemistry. During his doctoral studies, Jonathan served as a graduate research assistant, where he developed two microfluidic, electrochemical approaches for membrane-free separations, and researched new analytical methods for manipulating microdroplet contents and 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.