Roya Maboudian

Roya Maboudian

Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

office: 101B Gilman
lab: B78 Tan

Research Group
Recent Publications

Research Interests

Surface/Interfacial Science and Micro-/Nanotechnology

Our research program aims to expand our understanding of materials, surfaces, and interfaces and to apply this knowledge to make advances in a number of technologically emerging and societally critical areas. Currently, at the fundamental level, we are interested in low-dimensional materials, hybrid organic/inorganic materials, metal oxides and silicates. In these materials systems, we aim to establish synthesis-structure-property relationships, and to understand and control their surfaces and interfaces. These insights are helping to guide our interest in impacting areas such as environment, health, sustainability and energy.


  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
  • IBM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • AT&T Foundation Special Grant Award
  • National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • National Academy of Sciences' Sixth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Science
  • Hellman Family Award
  • The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • DOE - DP Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching
  • Fellow of the American Vacuum Society
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Bakar Fellow