People

Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Portrait - Cecilia

Cecilia Mattevi is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London since October 1, 2012. Her research interests centre on science and engineering of novel 2D atomically thin semiconducting materials to enable applications in optoelectronics and energy storage.  Mattevi’s research group focuses on the synthesis of these materials, developing tunability of their characteristics, and on the fabrication of devices based on planar structures and on highly porous 3D hierarchical structures where a diverse range of assembly methods is employed.

Cecilia’s current funding supports: science and engineering of 2D semiconducting materials (EPSRC 1st grant, EPSRC-Royal Society fellowship engagement, The Royal Society University Research Fellowship), the development of methods for large scale synthesis of graphene for applications in different technology areas from energy storage to polymer/ceramic composite materials (EPSRC-Graphene Engineering), engineering large scale implementation of graphene-composite (Petronas), and energy applications of graphene derivatives (EU-Graphene Flagship).

Prior to this appointment Cecilia, gained her PhD in Materials Science in 2008 undertaking her doctoral research at the European Synchrotron Facility Elettra, Trieste, IT. Cecilia then joined the group of Prof. Manish Chhowalla in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University, NJ, USA as a postdoctoral associate where she worked on chemically derived graphene for large area optoelectronic applications. In 2010, Cecilia joined Imperial as Junior Research Fellow.

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Dr Federico Pesci

Portrait - Fed Federico received a Master in Chemistry with honours from the University of Bologna in 2009 and did his PhD in Chemistry with the Klug group in Imperial College London graduating in 2015.

Federico is now a post-doctoral research associate in the department of Materials, investigating the optical, electrochemical and photoelectrochemical properties of 2D materials beyond graphene such as MoS2 and WS2. His current research interest lies in the use of TMDs as photocatalysts during photoassisted water splitting.

Research Projects

Federico is currently working on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices


Dr Kanudha Sharda
Portrait - Kanudha

Kanudha was an Erasmus Mundus scholar who carried out her Ph.D. at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. During her Ph.D. she worked on modifying fundamental properties of carbon based 2D materials involving single and few layer graphene through liquid gating. Kanudha has previously graduated from University of Delhi for Masters and Bachelors degrees. 

Kanudha is a physicist trained to make electrical measurements at room and low temperatures to study electronic transport in transition metal dichalcogenide materials and carbon based materials. Her current research focuses on fabrication and characterization of devices based on novel 2D layered materials for energy storage applications.

Research Projects

Kanudha is currently working on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices


Dr Peter Sherrell (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow)

Portrait - Peter Peter completed his Bachelor of Nanotechnology (Advanced) (Honours) from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia in 2007. Under the supervision of A/Prof Andrew Minett and A/Prof Jun Chen Peter was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong  in 2012.

Following a successful Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Linköping University (2013-2015) with Peter was awarded a 2014 H2020 Marie Sklowodska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Imperial College London with Dr Cecilia Mattevi.

Research Projects

Peter is currently working on Advanced multifunctional composites of graphene oxide and Mesoscale design of multifunctional 3D networks of 2D materials


Joint Post-Docs

Dr. Jingjing Jia, Postdoc shared with Prof. Milo Shaffer funded by The Graphene Flagship

Dr. Sum Wei Siang, Postdoc shared with Prof. Eduardo Saiz, funded by Petronas


PhD Students

Mr Francesco Reale

Portrait - Francesco Francesco holds a bachelor degree in Materials Science from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy) and a joint master degree in Materials Engineering  from the same university and the Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (Kaiserslautern, Germany).

In Febuary 2014 Francesco joined the Mattevi Research group to begin his Ph.D working on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices


Ms Chiara Grotta

Portrait - Chiara Chiara attained her bachelor degree in Materials Science at Universita’ Federico II of Naples, with a masters in Materials Engineering. She participated in the Erasmus project in Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, studying Nanofabrication and Nanoproduction.Chiara then joined the Fraunhofer J_LEAPT Naples group in collaboration with the Frahnofer IWU of Chemnitz to complete her Master thesis in mechanical proprieties of metals alloys.

In March 2014 Chiara joined the Mattevi Research group to work on her Ph.D. focussing on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices and Mesoscale design of multifunctional 3D networks of 2D materials


Ms Maria Sokolikova (Imperial Scholarship Student)

Portrait - Maria In 2013 Maria graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia with Master's degree in Chemistry. During the years spent in MSU, she was involved in the investigation of cadmium chalcogenide nanoparticles of various size, shape and composition grown by colloidal method.

In August 2015 Maria was awarded an Imperial College Scholarship and joined the Mattevi group and started her Ph.D. project on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices


Mr Pawel Palczynski

Portrait - Pawel Pawel studied Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. His master's thesis, graduated from in June of 2015, focused on Raman and Photoluminescence spectroscopy of CVD grown WS2 mono and few layers flakes.

In July 2015 Pawel joined the Mattevi group for his Ph.D. working on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices


Joint Phd Students

Mr. Tom Siday, PhD student CDT Advanced Materials Characterization , Supervisors: Dr. Oleg Mitrofanov (Electrical Engineering UCL) and Dr. C. Mattevi

Ms. Farah Aba, PhD student  Supervisors: Prof. Kang Li (Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College) and Dr. C. Mattevi

Mr. Jeng Chong, PhD student  Supervisors: Prof. Kang Li (Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College) and Dr. C. Mattevi

Mr. Alan Leong , PhD student, Supervisors: Prof. Eduardo Saiz  and Dr. C. Mattevi


Past Group Members

Mr. Jean Vergnet, FYP student June - Sept 2016

Mr. Zejun Zheng, FYP student June - Sept 2016

Ms. Weijie Wu, FYP student June - Sept 2016

Ms. Mengnan Cao, FYP student June - Sept 2016

Ms. Nik Sharifulden, FYP student June - Sept 2016

Mr. Kevin Legrand, FYP student Mar - Aug 2016

Mr. Rayan San Juan, UROP Student (University of Grenoble) May - Aug 2016

Mr. Jacopo Ranalli, Visiting Student (Politecnico di Milano) Nov 2015 - July 2016

Ms. Hamizah Mohd Nor, FYP student June - Sept 2015

Ms. Rhanda Tajdeen, FYP student June - Sept 2015

Mr. Feng Pan, FYP student June - Sept 2015

Ms. Aleksandra Krajewska, Internship student (University of Edinburgh) July - Sept 2015

Ms. Yi Qiu, Internship student (Imperial College London) Aug - Sept 2015

Ms. Xiaoxi Zhu, Internship student (Imperial College London) Aug - Sept 2015

Ms. Sun Li (Nicole), Internship student (Tsinghua University, CN) July - Aug 2015

Mr. Jerome Nicolas, UROP (INSA Rennes Engineering School, FR) June - Aug 2015

Ms. Juliette Cardoletti, UROP (Functionalized Advanced Materials Department, Grenoble University, FR) May - Aug 2015

Ms. Emilia Donata, Erasmus student (Univerista’ di Padova, IT) June - July 2015    

Ms. Marie Delaflotte, UROP (engineering superior school of Rennes) June - July 2014

Ms. Qian Li, FYP student June - Sept 2014

Dr. Liping Lu, Postdoc July 2013 - Sept 2014 

Mr. Giovanni Pierin, Erasmus student (Univerista’di Padova, IT) Feb - July 2014

Mr. Luca Iuzzolino, FYP student during Oct 2013 - May 2014

Mr. Szymon Bartus, UROP Aug - Sept 2013

Mr. Cong Lu, FYP student during Oct 2013 - May 2014

Dr Joseph Shaw, PhD 2014 Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos (Physics Department, Imperial College) and Dr. C.Mattevi.

Mr. Ezra Feilden-Irving, FYP student May 2013 - Sept 2013

Ms. Hélène de Maleprade, FYP student May 2013 - Sept 2013

Ms. Celeste van den Bosch, FYP student Oct 2012 - May 2013

Mr. Amirul Haji Amir Abas, FYP student Oct 2012 - May 2013

Dr. Hokwon Kim, May 2013 "A study of the nucleation and growth mechanism of graphene on copper"

Supervisors: Dr.Cecilia Mattevi, Prof. Manish Chhowalla, Prof. Eduardo Saiz now Postdoctoral Associate at EPFL

Mr. K. Park, FYP student Oct 2011 - May 2012

Mr. Toby Davis, FYP student Oct 2010 - May 2011