Currently the group is exploring 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. The group has also a leading activity on the application of Raman spectroscopy to carbon films, nanotubes and graphene.
1 PhD Scholarship available (UK/EU Nationals only)
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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24/05/2020: NEW paper accepted in Nanoscale, Stable, concentrated, biocompatible and defect-free graphene dispersions with positive charge
01/04/2020: NEW paper accepted in Nano Letters, Raman Fingerprints of Graphene Produced by Anodic Electrochemical Exfoliation
21/03/2020: NEW paper accepted in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, Intercalation, decomposition, entrapment – a new route to graphene nanobubbles. In collaboration with Dr Walton, UoM.
24/02/2020: NEW paper accepted in 2D MATERIALS, The Influence of Crystal Thickness and Interlayer Interactions on the Properties of Heavy Ion Irradiated MoS2, in collaboration with Dr Baidak, UoM
10/02/2020: NEW paper accepted in NANOSCALE, Inkjet-printed graphene Hall mobility measurements and low-frequency noise characterization, in collaboration with Prof Fiori, University of Pisa
23/01/2020: NEW paper accepted in Chemical Science, Palladium Catalysed C–H Arylation of Pyrenes: Access to a New Class of Exfoliating Agents for Water-Based Graphene Dispersions, in collaboration with Prof Larrosa, UoM
05/12/2019: NEW paper accepted in 2D Materials, Printed Graphene/ WS2/graphene Battery-free Wireless Photosensor on Papers, in collaboration with Prof Hu, UoM
13/09/2019: NEW paper accepted in ACS Nano, Flexible, Print-in-place 1D-2D Thin-film Transistors Using Aerosol Jet Printing