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Nasreen Chopra, Ph.D.

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Dr. Nasreen Chopra is an entrepreneur with ten years of experience in discovering, developing and transferring new materials technology into application. Dr. Chopra was co-founder and CEO of Koila, Inc, a venture backed start-up company addressing cooling of microelectronics, where she generated core IP in thermal application of nanotubes, raised Series A funding from top tier venture capitalists, and built a multi-disciplinary team of engineers establishing world's leading expertise of nanotube growth on copper. Nasreen's experience also includes work at Agilent Laboratories on nanopore synthesis (10 - 100 nm diameter) and fast x-ray imaging systems to inspect printed circuit boards. At Applied Materials, she was core member of the team that developed Black Diamond, a leading low-k dielectric film currently in manufacture. Dr. Chopra earned Ph.D., M.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an inventor on numerous pending patents, and has authored 20 technical publications.




Process development
Start-up founding, funding, team building
Materials characterization
Modeling of manufacturing and throughput analysis

Specific Nanotube Expertise:

CVD (thermal and plasma) synthesis of carbon nanotubes
Arc-discharge synthesis of nanotubes
Nanotube growth on novel substrates
Characterization of nanotubes
Large-scale pattern and blanket deposition of nanotubes

Specific Dielectric Film Experience:

Low k dielectric film deposition
Dielectric film characterization

Materials Characterization:


Work Experience:

Koila, Inc
Agilent Technologies
Applied Materials


PhD and MA in Physics from UC Berkeley (LBNL)

  • Synthesis and Characterization of BxCyNz Nanotubes

BS in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley

Patents and Publications:

Twenty technical publications and fifteen patents (filed or in progress)