Leslie Chan

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Photo by Elena Zhukova)


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 two-dimensional materials (i.e., transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene) for sensor and transistor applications.


Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Marvell NanoLab Berkeley Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center

Publications and Presentations

Long, H.; Chan, L.; Harley-Trochimczyk, A.; Luna, L. E.; Tang, Z.; Shi, T.; Zettl, A.; Carraro, C.; Worsley, M. A.; Maboudian, R. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 1700217 (4), 2–9. Yan, W.; Harley-Trochimczyk, A.; Long, H.; Chan, L.; Pham, T.; Hu, M. FlatChem 2017, 5, 1–8. Chan, L.; Tsai, D-S.; Carraro, C.; Maboudian, R. “Transfer-Free Synthesis of Graphene on Insulating Substrates”. Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center Spring Research Review 2018. Chan, L.; Tosun, M.; Carraro, C.; Javey, A.; Maboudian, R. “In Situ Characterization of the Effect of Plasma Treatment on Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”. AIChE Annual Meeting 2016. Tosun, M.; Chan, L.; Amani, M.; Roy, T.; Ahn, G. H.; Taheri, P.; Carraro, C.; Ager, J. W.; Maboudian, R.; Javey, A. ACS Nano 2016, 10 (7), 6853–6860. Kaastrup, K.; Chan, L.; Sikes, H. Anal. Chem 2013, 85 (17), 8055-8060.


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi Winter Fellowship Recipient Plenary Speaker, Berkeley Science and Actuator Center Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Spring 2018 Best Presentation, AIChE Annual Meeting Nanoelectronic and Photonic Materials Session, Fall 2016

Industrial Relations

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (2015-present) Sensors Expo (2018) IDTechEx (2017) SEMICON West (2016)


Graduate Student Instructor

CBE 40: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design CBE 160: Chemical Process Design CBE 179: Process Technology of Solid State Materials Devices


Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, Invited Presenter Spring 2018 UC Berkeley Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Mentor 2017-2018 Berkeley Bioengineering Honor Society Student Social, Invited Guest Fall 2017 UC Berkeley WiSE Future of Science Conference,  Invited Presenter Spring 2017 Bay Area Women in STEM/SWE Mentorship Program, Mentor 2015-2016 UC Berkeley DeCal Program, “Learn to Play the Sather Tower Bells: A Carillon Study”, Mentor 2015-2018 MIT Department of Chemical Engineering, Associate Advisor, 2012-2013

Campus Involvement

Graduate Women of Engineering Women’s Action Committee, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Berkeley Carillon Guild


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