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Anna Harley-Trochimczyk
Ph.D. Student

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California (2011)

Email:

anna.harleytr (at) berkeley.edu

Contact Information:

Office Location: B78 Tan Hall
Office Telephone: 643-3489
Office Fax: 643-1228

 
  Research:
My research interest lies in chemical sensing and the challenges in creating a sensitive, selective, and stable sensor. My initial project investigated the use of gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene for the electrochemical detection of sulfide ions in aqueous media. Single-layer graphene is grown via chemical vapor deposition on copper foil and decorated with gold through galvanic displacement. The gold-decorated graphene is transferred to an inert substrate for electrochemical testing. Characterization is done with Raman spectroscopy, SEM, AFM, and XPS.

  Awards:
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, (2012).

Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, (2013).

Entrepreneurial Lead, National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program, (2013).