Karen Chen

Karen Chen was an undergraduate in the class of 2015 pursuing a ScB in Materials Chemistry. Karen was involved in a variety of activities at Brown University including being a first year Residence Peer Leader and a member of the Chemistry Departmental Undergraduate Group. During her time at Brown, she was extensively involved in research. Karen presented her preliminary results at the 2014 Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference and was recognized by the American Chemical Society with the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Karen's primary project investigating dual element intercalation culminated in a first author publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Karen Chen completed a thesis entitled "Dual element intercalation into 2D layered Bi2Se3 nanoribbons" and graduated on May 24th, 2015 from Brown University with a Sc.B. in Chemistry with departmental honors. Karen will be working as a Research Assistant investigating essential tremors from the perspective of genetics and neurology at the Yale School of Medicine; she plans to pursue a career as a physician in the future.

Laboratory Activities

  • JEOL 2100F - Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)
  • LEO 1530 - Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Publications

    1.   K.P. Chen, F.R. Chung, M. Wang, K.J. Koski, Dual Element Intercalation into 2D Layered Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b00666 (2015). (View)