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.
13/03/2017: Cinzia interview in the framework of "Women in Graphene". Click to read: in spanish; in english.
03/02/2017: our manuscript on water-based inks is the second most read paper in the last 15 days amongst all articles published in Nature Nanotechnology.
30/01/2017: our work on inkjet printable inks made of 2D materials is published on Nature Nanotechnology. More info HERE.
23/01/2017: Congratulations to Yuyoung for passing her PhD viva!
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.
15/06/2016: Cinzia and Daryl pitch about 2D crystals printable inks at the Emerging Technologies Competition in London. Our technology was shortlisted amongst more than 200 applications.
27/05/2016: Cinzia is promoted to Professor!
28/03/2016: The Book 2D Materials for Nanoelectronics is now available!