Dr. Leonidas E. Ocola is from Peru, where he did his undergraduate study in physics. He has held industry positions at Bell Laboratories, first with Lucent Technologies and then with Agere Systems, a later spin-off, working in the areas of projection electron beam lithography and then in high resolution electron beam nanolithography.
His research interests include electron beam lithography and simulating high-energy electron beam interactions with polymer materials, scanning probe characterization techniques, FTIR micro-spectroscopy, single molecule spectroscopy, nanofluidic devices and nano-photonics. Dr Ocola has been involved with several conference program committees on nanofabrication and nanotechnology.
He joined Argonne National Laboratory in 2002. He is currently the nanofabrication theme co-leader at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and has co-authored over 60 papers, one book, and one patent.