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Tina Louise Brower-Thomas (She/Her)

Executive Director Center Integrated Quantum Materials

  • Graduate School
  • College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)


Tina Louise Brower-Thomas received a BS in chemistry from Howard University a MS of Science in chemistry and PhD in materials chemistry from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. After completing a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Lab, Surface and Microanalysis Division, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Tina consulted in the support of missions of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Tina joined Howard University in 2007.  At Howard, Dr. Brower-Thomas pursues research in molecular self-assembly, surface functionalization, chemical vapor deposition, and chemical intercalation of 2D materials. In addition to being research faculty in the graduate school at Howard University, she holds a visiting faculty appointment at Harvard University. Dr. Brower-Thomas is Co-PI for the NSF funded Center of Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM) where she is the education director and investigator in the 2D heterostructure research area.  At Howard, Brower-Thomas serves as the CIQM’s executive director.  Dr. Brower-Thomas is the Diversity and Inclusion co-director for the newly NSF funded Center for Quantum Networks.  She also supports research thrust 3: Quantum Devices, Materials, and Fundamentals.  Dr. Brower-Thomas is also a PI for the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA), supporting the materials thrust.  In March of 2020, Dr. Brower-Thomas was recognized by her graduate school alma mater, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, with the Women in STEM Champion Award for the Ninth Annual Women in STEM Summit. Tina is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Washington and is on the board of the Mary Church Terrell House.




Molecular Self Assembly, Molecular Electronics, 2D Material heterostructure , 2D Material chemical intercalation, CVD growth of Materials


NSF, Center for Integrated Quantum Materials(CIQM) Class of 2013, Center's Education Director and Howard Univeristy PI and Executive Director-Investigator, 2D Heterostructures.NSF, Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) Class of 2020, Center's Co-Diversity and Inclusion and Howard University Investigator, quantum devices, materials, and fundamentals thrust.DOE, Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) Investigator-Materials Thrust. BNL-Beamtime  

Group Information

Undergraduate ResearchersAnjolaoluwa Bamtefa-Senior-Howard University, Chemical Engineering MajorAshley Henriquiz-Junior-University of Maryland, EngineeringEunice Odusanya- Senior-Howard Univeristy,  Chemical Engineering Major 



New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, 2020 Women in STEM Champion Achievement Award "For Cutting Edge Research Education and Outreach"