Qian Chen

Qian Chen is an assistant professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The research in her group focuses on electron microscopy-based imaging, understanding and engineering of soft materials, such as nanoparticle and colloidal self-assembly, protein transformation, battery materials, and energy-efficient filtration. 

She has received awards for the research in her group such as the ACS Victor K. LaMer Award (2015), the AFOSR YIP Award (2017), the NSF CAREER Award (2018), a Sloan Fellowship (2018), and the ACS Unilever Award (2018). She also was recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Science List (2016).