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The Lilley Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering Lab is focused on the engineering of nanoscale and quantum scale materials. Areas of interest include nanoscale material synthesis and characterization and modeling of material properties at nanoscale. Dr. Carmen Lilley‘s research on synthesis has focused on self-assembly of nano- and quantum scale structures in ultrahigh vacuum environments. Her characterization and modeling research focuses on material properties and the synthesizability of such nano- and quantum scale structures. For the latest lab news and updates, check here.

In addition, Dr. Lilley performs research on the engineering formation of undergraduate and graduate students; her work is focused on promoting inclusive and equitable STEM education at both levels. She has performed qualitative research on the leadership experiences of undergraduate students and is director of UIC’s NSF-funded GRaduate Education for Academically Talented Students (GREATS) program for PhD students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.