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Ilke Arslan

Electron and X-Ray Microscopy Group Leader


Ilke Arslan is the Group Leader for Electron and X-Ray Microscopy Group. After receiving her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Davis, she went to the University of Cambridge as a National Science Foundation and Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow. She then returned to the U.S. as a Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories to work on 3D imaging of nanowires and porous nanoparticles for energy applications. Following this, Arslan became a faculty member in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department at the University of California, Davis, before moving to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a senior scientist while maintaining an adjunct professor position at University of California, Davis. Arslan has been honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include understanding the atomic, electronic and 3D structure of a range of nanomaterials for energy, including materials for quantum computing and materials for catalysis. She is also interested in technique development in electron, x-ray and atom probe microscopies, including time resolved microscopy and in situ liquid/gas/heating/cooling/biasing environments in the microscope.