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Alice D. Leach

Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science


As the Immersion Leader for the VINSE Cleanroom, my responsibilities include the development and implementation of new processes in the cleanroom, providing users with training and support for processes and equipment in the cleanroom, teaching VINSE course-related activities for both undergraduate and graduate students, and facilitating outreach and education experiences in the VINSE facilities.


• Materials Research Society, Science in Video – First Place Winner, 2018
• Director VINSE Summer Nanoseminar Program, 2016
• TechVenture Challenge, Team ‘MERLIN’ Member, Winner, 2016
• Three Minute Thesis, People's Choice Award Winner, 2016

Selected Publications:

Defect Luminescence from Wurtzite CuInS2 Nanocrystals: Combined Experimental and Theoretical Analysis. Leach, ADP; Shen, X; Faust, A, Cleveland, MC; La Croix, AD; Banin, U; Pantelides, ST; and Macdonald, JE, THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 120, 5207-5212 , (2016) View Abstract

Optoelectronic Properties of CuInS2 Nanocrystals and Their Origin. Leach, ADP; Macdonald, JE, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 7, 572-583 , (2016) View Abstract

A Synthetic Exploration of Metal–Semiconductor Hybrid Particles of CuInS2. Hernandez-Pagan, EA; Leach, ADP; Rhodes, JM; Sarkar, S; and Macdonald, JE, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 27, 7969-7976 , (2015) View Abstract

Phase dependent visible to near-infrared photoluminescence of CuInS2 nanocrystals. Leach, ADP; Mast, LG; Hernandez-Pagan, EA; Macdonald, JE, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 3, 3258-3265 , (2015) View Abstract