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Saniya A. LeBlanc Faculty Member

Saniya LeBlanc is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Her research goals are to develop and improve energy conversion technologies with advanced materials and manufacturing techniques. She uses scalable manufacturing processes to create nanostructured materials for photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, and she develops techno-economic models for emerging energy technologies. Her lab is the first to demonstrate laser additive manufacturing of thermoelectric materials, and her group has created an all-carbon printed electronic device made with a sustainable carbon nanomaterial. She created and directs the Nanotechnology and Energy Fellows Programs to prepare students for careers in key technology sectors. Dr. LeBlanc obtained a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialization in materials science at Stanford University. She has an MPhil in engineering from University of Cambridge and a BS from Georgia Institute of Technology. She was previously a research scientist at a startup company where she created research, development, and manufacturing characterization solutions for thermoelectric technologies and evaluated the potential of new power generation materials. Dr. LeBlanc was recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education with its "20 Under 40 High-achieving Researchers & Educators" distinction, and she received The George Washington University's Bender Teaching Award.

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