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Anna Harley-Trochimczyk
Ph.D. Student

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


anna.harleytr (at)

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

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.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, (2012).

Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, (2013).

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