Dr. Qin is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her academic records include a B.S. in chemistry from Fudan University, a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, a postdoctoral stint in materials science at Harvard University, and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Dr. Qin began her independent career as a founding member of the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington in Seattle where she applied her scientific expertise to develop a number of multidisciplinary research initiatives with faculty engaged in research across disciplines (1997-2007). Dr. Qin was recruited by Washington University in St. Louis and she played a big role as the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (2007-2011). Dr. Qin was also the site director of the NSF-supported National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN) at Washington University with a strong commitment to provide unique capabilities at intersections of nanotechnology and public health and environment (2009-2011).

In January 2012, Dr. Qin started her appointment as the Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. Her research interest centers on the cutting-edge research that bridges traditional fields of chemistry and materials science, with a focus on peculiar properties and applications enabled by materials and systems at the nanoscale. Her expertise includes nanomaterials, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), soft lithography, self-assembly, colloidal physics and chemistry, and responsible development of nanotechnology.


B.S. in Chemistry, 1990, Fudan University, China

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, 1996, University of Pennsylvania

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