The group has a leading activity on the application of Raman spectroscopy to carbon films, nanotubes and graphene. Currently the group is exploring new 2-Dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene, dichalcogenides, and their combination in superlattices and hetero-structures in order to develop new electronic devices and photovoltaics compatible with low cost and flexible substrates. In particular, the group has a strong research activity on ink-jet printable 2D-crystal inks, which can be used to enable fabrication of flexible and low-cost devices such as sensors, photodetectors, solar cells, etc. Many of the projects in this area are industry-funded.
Do you want to JOIN OUR GROUP for a PhD? If you are a talented and strongly motivated student, you can apply for a President’s Doctoral Scholarship Award. Please get in touch with us.
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17/08/2018: NEW paper accepted in JACS! Intrinsic Properties of Single Graphene Nanoribbons in Solution: Synthetic and Spectroscopic Studies, in collaboration with X. Feng, K. Muellen and Y. Mai.
15/06/2018: Congratulations to Robyn for winning the poster Award at the PGR conference at the school of chemistry and the student Award at the CDT conference.
24/05/2018: Congratulations to Vaiva, who has been shortlisted to present a poster at the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony at the Royal Society in London.
04/11/2017: "The Good Practice Guide on Characterisation of Graphene" by NPL and University of Manchester is out! Click HERE to download the guide.
11/04/2017: News and Views of Nature Nanotechnology dedicated to our printable inks - click here to read it.
13/03/2017: Cinzia interview in the framework of "Women in Graphene". Click to read: in spanish; in english.
30/01/2017: our work on inkjet printable inks made of 2D materials is in Nature Nanotechnology. More info HERE.
22/10/2016: Cinzia is on The Times! Leverhulme Prize in Engineering