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Ilke Arslan

Division Director


Ilke Arslan is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the Nanoscience and Technology division at Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Arslan joined Argonne in 2017 as group leader for Electron and X-ray Microscopy. From 2011 to 2017, she worked as a senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. From 2008 to 2017, she held a faculty position in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department at the University of California, Davis, and from 2006 to 2008, she was a Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Arslan has a doctorate in physics from the University of California, Davis, and has been honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. She was also part of the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program’s 2018 cohort and Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program’s 2019 cohort.

Her research interests include understanding the atomic, electronic, 3D, and time-dependent structure of a range of nanomaterials for energy, including materials for quantum computing and materials for catalysis.