Katie Leach, Ph.D.

Katie Leach, Ph.D.


Center for the Sciences 205


Physical chemistry, materials chemistry


Ph.D. – University of Rochester (2009)
B.S. – Canisius College (2003)

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, especially carbon nanotubes, semiconductor quantum dots, and metallic nanoparticles, and their application into functional devices.


Journal Articles:
  • Priefer, R.; Grenga, P.; Leach, K.; Krauss, T.; Mandrino, A.; Raymond, D. Multilayering of a Pseudo Polyelectrolyte (PVPh) with a Strong Polyelectrolyte (PDMAC) from Aqueous Media. Surf. Sci. 2010, 604, 59.
  • Peng, H.; Strohsahl, C.; Leach, K.; Krauss, T.; Miller, B. Label-Free DNA Detection on Nanostructured Ag Surfaces. ACS Nano 2009, 3, 2265.
  • Leach, K.; Pedrosa, H.; Carlson, L.; Krauss, T. Highly Fluorescent Carbon Nanotubes in Cross-Linked Micelles. Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 436.
  • Priefer, R.; Leach, K.; Krauss, T.; Drapo, J.; Ingalsbe, M.; van Dongen, M.; Cadwalader, J.; Baumler, M.; Pinto, M. Multilayer Film Preparation of Poly(4-vinylphenol) from Aqueous Media. Surf. Coat. Tech. 2008, 202, 6109.


  • American Chemical Society
  • Materials Research Society