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Cherie Kagan


Cherie Kagan


University of Pennsylvania, USA

Cherie R. Kagan is the Stephen J. Angello Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

She is Penn Engineering’s Associate Dean for Research and is also the Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 with a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering and a BA Mathematics and earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. In 1996, she went to Bell Labs as a postdoctoral fellow and in 1998, she joined IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, where she most recently managed the “Molecular Assemblies and Devices Group.” In 2007, she joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. The Kagan group’s research is focused on studying the chemical and physical properties of nanostructured materials and in integrating materials with optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and thermal properties in (multi-)functional devices. The group combines the flexibility of chemistry and bottom-up assembly with top-down fabrication techniques to create materials and devices with applications in electronics, photonics, and sensing. Kagan was the 2021 President of the Materials Research Society and an Associate Editor of ACS Nano for 8 years.