Group Members

Roya Maboudian, Group Leader
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center

My main research interests are in the areas of surface/interfacial science and engineering of micro-/nanosystems, and thin-film science and technology.





Carlo Carraro, Research Staffcarlo
Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research interests:
Surface science: gas-surface interaction; wetting, lubrication and tribology; surface scattering and quantum coherence; phase transitions at surfaces and in nanotube arrays.
Nanometrology: inelastic light scattering from nanostructures.
Microsystems technology: high performance materials for MEMS reliability and for harsh environment applications.


Ying Li, Visiting Professor
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Nanjing University (China), 2007.
Master, Material Physics & Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), 2003.
Bachelor, Electrochemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1998.

My research is on the synthesis, characterization, and application of MOFs.




Dung-Sheng Tsai, Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph. D., Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelctronics, National Taiwan University, 2012 
M. S., Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, 2005
B. S., Department of Physics, National Dong Hwa University, 2003

My main research interests are (a) dynamics and applications of nanophotonics, (b) green energy devices, (c) 2D material physics and electronic devices and (d) optoelectronics for harsh conditions.




Leslie Chan, Graduate Student
M.S. Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
S.B. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013

My research is on the synthesis and defect engineering of transition metal dichalcogenides for improved sensor and transistor performance.




Siyi Cheng, Graduate Student
M.S. Control Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2014
B.S. Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2010

My research focuses on the synthesis of semiconductor nanostructures for gas sensing and electrochemical applications.





Steven DelaCruz, Graduate Student
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada – Reno, 2015

My research concerns the development and characterization of electrode materials for thermionic energy converters.




Xiang Gao, Graduate Student

B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, 2015

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) based sensing materials




David Gardner, Graduate Student
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2016

My research is on gas sensing with metal-organic frameworks.





arthur.jpgArthur Montazeri, Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D Exchange Research Program with University of Toronto, 2015
MASc, Electrical Engineering, McMaster University, 2010
B.Eng. Engineering Physics, McMaster University, 2004

My research focuses on the integration of infrared light-trapping structures with energy storage systems, such as supercapacitors.


Zhongtao Wang, Graduate Student
Ph.D Exchange Research Program with Harbin Institute of Technology
M.S. Material Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 2014
B.S. Metallic Materials Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 2011

My research is focused on high efficiency wafer-scale thermionic energy converters.





Yuhui Xie, Graduate Student
B.S. Material Chemistry, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 2011

My research is on the synthesis of graphene-based materials with applications in electronic devices.






Justin Cheng, Undergraduate Student
My research is on the formation of carboxylic acid based self-assembled monolayers on metal oxides.







Samuel He, Undergraduate Student
My research will focus on synthesizing metal-organic frameworks for gas sensing applications.







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