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 Nagaraju Goli

GoliNagaraju received his Master’s degree (2012) in Chemistry from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He then awarded Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from Kyung Hee University, South Korea in 2017, where his investigation is mainly based on the fabrication and working chemistry of electrochemical asymmetric/hybrid supercapacitors. He also worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee University for two years. Currently, he is working as Research Associate in Dr Mattevi Group, Imperial College London. His research focus transmits on the fabrication of emerging two-dimensional (2D) materials and 3D-printed flexible electrodes for high-performance micro-batteries and metal-ion capacitors.

Dr Maria Sokolikova

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.

PhD Students

Mr Gang Cheng

Gang ChengGang completed his MEng degree in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. His research focuses on heterostructure of transition metal dichalcogenides and their optoelectronic properties.

 In September 2018, he was awarded the CSC Scholarship and joined the Mattevi group as a Ph.D. candidate. His project mainly focuses on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices.

Mr Apostolos Panagiotopoulos

Apostolos PanagiotopoulosApostolos was awarded his Bachelor in Materials Science from University of Patras, Greece. He did his undergrad thesis in amperometric sensors, under the supervision of former director of Molecular Vision (now Abingdon Health), Dr. Emmanuel Topoglidis. He initiated a collaboration with ICL, in fabricating low-cost mesoporous thin films for rapid, quantitative pollutant recognition in aqueous solutions,  where he continued his research  under the supervision of Bio-Nano Consulting’s Director Prof. Tony Cass.

He has now shifted his attention on the promising field of additive manufacturing in developing mass producible/high-throughput 3D printable devices for an abundance of applications, and joined the Mattevi Research group to begin his Ph.D working on Mesoscale design of multifunctional 3D networks of 2D materials.

Mr Mauro Och

Mauro OchMauro holds a MEng (Laurea Magistrale) in Process and Materials Engineering from University of Trieste, Italy. During his study, he spent a semester at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), acquiring specific knowledge in the nanotechnology field and working in the Anja Boisen’s Group, and another semester in the Eychmüller Group at TU Dresden in Germany, completing his thesis titled “Cation Exchange on Cu2-xSe Nanocrystals”.

In March 2018, Mauro became part of the Mattevi’s Group and he is now currently working on Semiconducting 2D materials: synthesis and electronic devices.

Mr Stefano Tagliaferri

Stefano's picStefano graduated in 2019 from University of Naples Federico II (Italy), where he studied Materials Engineering. His master's thesis centred on the additive manufacturing of 2D materials for the production of miniaturised supercapacitors.

In October 2019 he joined the Mattevi Group for a PhD project on the 3D printing of innovative energy storage devices with miniaturised footprint area.

Ms Rachael Quintin-Baxendale

RachaelRachael was awarded her MEng Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Exeter, UK in 2020. Her master’s thesis investigated graphene coated textiles for the application of wearable electronics. In October 2020, Rachael joined the Mattevi Group as a PhD student.

 Ms Yewande Adesida

Yewande's picYewande completed her MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London in 2016. Her master's thesis investigated ultrasensitive plasmonic chips that can be used for the detection of pancreatic cancer markers.

In 2017 she joined the Department of Surgery and Cancer and is co-supervised by Prof. A. McGregor and Dr Mattevi, developing flexible strain sensors for measuring knee kinematics in rowing.

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

Past Group Members

Dr. Sum Wei Siang - Joint Postdoc

Dr. Jingjing Jia - Joint Postdoc

Dr Pawel Palczynski - Ph.D. Graduate - December 2019

Ms Giulia Zoe Zemignani - FYP Politecnico di Milano - July 2019

Dr Peter Sherrell - Postdoc - August 2018 - Current position: University of Melbourne

Dr Chiara Grotta - Ph.D. Graduate - March 2018 - Current Position: Maserati

Dr Francesco Reale - Ph.D. Graduate - March 2018 - Current Position: Oxford Instruments

Dr Federico Pesci - Postdoc - Current Position: Postdoc, Imperial College London

Dr Kanudha Sharda - Postdoc - Current Position: Assisstant Editor, Nature Communications

Ms Elisa Burbaum, Erasmus Student - March 2018

Mr Nikesh Patel, FYP Student - March 2018

Mr Jeremy Tan, FYP Student - March 2018

Ms Annemieke Janssen, FYP Student - Sept 2017

Mr Hao Wen, FYP student - May 2017

Mr. Julian Bachinger, FYP student - May 2017

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