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2D Materials and Devices Group

 

Welcome to the 2D Materials and Devices Homepage!

We're a research group based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

 

Our research deals with fundamental aspects of two-dimensional materials synthesized by chemical exfoliation and chemical vapor deposition. We study: phase engineering of 2D materials; low resistance electrical contacts on 2D semiconductors for high performance electronics; metallic 2D materials for energy storage and electrocatalysis; interfaces between 3D complex oxides and 2D; and chemical functionalization of 2D materials.

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Where are we?
 

Our lab is on the fourth floor of the new building for the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. Opened in 2013, the purpose-built building is in the West Cambridge site on the edge of Cambridge and less than a kilometre from Eddington. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Are We?

 

Led by Prof. Manish Chhowalla, our research group consists of 7 postdoctoral researchers, 9 PhD students and 2 Masters students, as well as Dr. Peter Knight, the group's technician, and Ana Talaban-Bailey, Prof. Chhowalla's PA. We investigate methods to synthesise 2D materials and work with them in a range of applications including devices, electrocatalysis and batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News from the Group


New Battery Research Centre!

 

Prof. Manish Chhowalla has been made director of the new WP - Cambridge Materials Innovation Centre which will fund £7.2 million of research in lithium-based energy solutions.

The funding will support new PhD and postdoctoral opportunities in the group and acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment for the next five years.

 

26th January 2022

 


ERC Advanced Grant

 

Prof Chhowalla has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for his proposal on tunnel field effect transistors based on two dimensional semiconductors for high performance energy efficient electronics.

Title: Engineering low power tunnel transistors based on two-dimensional semiconductors (Acronym: 2D LOTTO). Funded to the tune of £2.3million by the Product & Engineering (PE8) Panel.

 

12th April 2021

 


New Battery Research Centre!

 

Prof. Manish Chhowalla has been made director of the new WP - Cambridge Materials Innovation Centre which will fund £7.2 million of research in lithium-based energy solutions.  

 

26th January 2022

Welcome Mark & Louise

 

This week we welcomed Mark Turner back to the group after he finished his research placement with us this summer. We also welcomed Louise Dai who will be investigating MoS2 in batteries.  

 

10th October 2021

More Group Members

 

Jeffrey Yang is our newest PhD student working on batteries and Maheera Abdul Ghani is our latest PhD student working on  

 

 

4th October 2021

Second Year Awaits

 

Both Jiahang and James have passed their 1st year vivas so they'll be saying with us for at least 2 more years.

 

 

16th September 2021

 

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