Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry (Affiliated)
Materials Research Laboratory (Affiliated)
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (Affiliated)
Carle Illinois College of Medicine (Affiliated)

Prof. Qian Chen received her BS in Chemistry from Peking University (2007), and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UIUC with Prof. Steve Granick (2012). She then won the prestigious Miller fellowship and worked with Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos at UC Berkeley. She joined MatSE at UIUC as an assistant professor in 2015. In 2021, she was promoted to Associate Professor with Racheff Scholarship.