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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 and tailoring thier properties, 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.

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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, earned 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.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Mattevi C, Eda G, Agnoli S, et al., 2009, Evolution of Electrical, Chemical, and Structural Properties of Transparent and Conducting Chemically Derived Graphene Thin Films, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:2577-2583

Kim H, Mattevi C, Calvo MR, et al., 2012, Activation Energy Paths for Graphene Nucleation and Growth on Cu, ACS Nano, Vol:6, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:3614-3623

Bagri A, Mattevi C, Acik M, et al., 2010, Structural evolution during the reduction of chemically derived graphene oxide, Nature Chemistry, Vol:2, ISSN:1755-4330, Pages:581-587

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