Phone: (610) 758-3852
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2004
Lesley Chow joined Lehigh following her postdoctoral training at Imperial College London. Her research interests focus on the design of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. Her research combines different materials and advanced fabrication techniques to generate scaffolds with architectures and spatially organized functionality that resemble native biological tissues. She is particularly interested in utilizing 3D printing and self-assembly approaches to organize synthetic polymers, natural biopolymers, and peptides into hierarchical structures and compositions. These scaffolds will serve as platforms to deepen understanding about how native tissue organization affects cell and tissue function across all scales and improve clinical translation of biomaterials.
Research areas: biomaterials design and synthesis, supramolecular self-assembly, additive manufacturing, polymers, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine