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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, 11 PhD students and a 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


2DMD is joining the Centre for Materials Physics 

We are pleased to announce that 2DMD is joining other research groups in the Centre for Materials Physics. This will be an exciting opportunity to collaborate with others to develop and characterise new materials and devices for advanced electronics.

11th October 2022

Well done Ismail

 Ismail Sami won the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Award for his presentation at the Graphene CDT Conference 2022. Congratulations Ismail!

27th June 2022

Yan won an award!!

 This week Dr. Yan Wang won the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Postdoctoral Award 2022. Congratulations Yan!

21st June 2022

Congratulations to Jeffrey, Louise and James

 Jeffrey Yang has won a prize in the first year PhD poster presentation, Louise Dai won the Armourers and Brasiers' Project Prize for her MSci research project and James Moloney won a prize for demonstration in undergraduate practicals. Well done guys!

20th June 2022

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