Roya Maboudian

Job title: 
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Roya Maboudian is Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at UC Berkeley. She has served as editor to the ACS Journal Sensors and to the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), as associate editor to IEEE/SPIE Journal on Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS (JM3), and as advisory board member to ACS Journal Applied Materials and Interfaces (AMI).  She has also served on the technical program committees of several IEEE Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Conferences.  

Professor Maboudian's research interest is in the surface/interface and materials science and engineering of micro/nanosystems, with applications in harsh-environment sensing, health and environmental monitoring, energy technologies and green construction. Her research has addressed several technological barriers and has enabled a number of new and promising applications in sensor technology.

Professor Maboudian has co-authored over 325 papers in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF Young Investigator award, and the Beckman Young Investigator award. She is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), and a Bakar Fellow.

Prof. Maboudian received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.