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Lesley Chow

Position: Assistant Professor

Address: Whitaker Laboratory
5 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3852

Areas of Research

  • Biomaterials
  • Synthesis and Processing
  • Polymers


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.


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 2004