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. In addition, the University of Manchester also offers the EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials to outstanding students.
Do you want to JOIN OUR GROUP for a Post-Doc? Are you at the beginning of your research career, with the potential to be world-class? Then you can apply for several prestigious Fellowships. Please get in touch with us.
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.
04/11/2017: New paper accepted in JACS! "Edge Functionalization of Structurally Defined Graphene Nanoribbons for Modulating the Self-Assembled Structures" in collaboration with the MPI Mainz.
27/10/2017: "Printed Graphene strain gauges on paper" on NanotechWeb: http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/70287
18/10/2017: Group retreat to the Peak District - HERE the pictures
30/07/2017: Post-Doc position available! More info HERE.
21/04/2017: Spotlight on Cinzia Casiraghi - Newsletter Graphene Flagship. Click HERE
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.
02/12/2016: the 2M EURO ERC project NOC2D joins the Graphene Flagship as project partner.
22/10/2016: Cinzia is on The Times! Leverhulme Prize in Engineering
01/10/2016: £5M project 2D Materials for Next Generation Healthcare Technologies (2D-Health), is awarded by the EPSRC.
27/05/2016: Cinzia is promoted to Professor!