Felice Torrisi is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry of 2D materials in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. He is also a member of the executive board of the Centre for Processable Electronics and the Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication.

He previously held a University Lectureship in Graphene Technology in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he jointly managed the Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.

He graduated at the University of Catania, Italy, after a research period at the Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems of the Italian National Research Council. Before moving to Imperial College, he worked in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge as a PhD student, then as a Research Fellow and finally as a Lecturer.

His research interests span from printed and flexible electronics to photonics with graphene and related 2D materials, with particular focus on energy, photonics, sensing, wearable electronics and bioelectronics.

He received several Fellowships and awards, such as the Schlumberger Research Fellowship, the Young International Research Fellowship from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise from Pembroke College, Cambridge.

He is the co-founder of three start-ups in the area of graphene, printed electronics and electronic textiles - Cambridge Graphene Platform ltd, Cambridge graphene ltd and Grapholymer ltd, and contributed to the development of the Science and Technology roadmap for Graphene.


 

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  • Benji Fenech Salerno

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    Benji Fenech Salerno Research Postgraduate

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    Benji Fenech-Salerno is a PhD candidate within the 2D wearable electronics and biosensors group at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. He received his BSc degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Malta in 2018 and an MRes degree in nanomaterials from Imperial College London in 2020. His current research work revolves around the use of 2D materials in the fabrication of biosensors on flexible and wearable platforms. Beyond the lab, Benji is an avid reader and enjoys going on long treks in the countryside.

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  • Chengning Yao

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    Chengning Yao Research Postgraduate

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    Chengning Yao is a PhD candidate within the 2D wearable electronics and biosensors group at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. She comes from the southeast part of China. She received her BSc degree in Energy & Power Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2017 and an MRes degree in Power Engineering & Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University, China in 2020. Her current research work revolves around the development of 2D dielectric materials for electronics & energy storage devices, and the investigation on their thermal management. Beyond the lab, Chengning enjoys travelling, experiencing diverse cultures and going shopping. She is good at paying Zither and tennis, and a beginner at electronic piano.

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  • Colin Cheng

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    Colin Cheng Research Postgraduate

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    Colin Cheng is a MRes student from Hong Kong in Felice’s group. He received his BSc degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany in 2021 focusing on synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry and is now taking the MRes course in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London. He is currently working on the synthesis of a new class of 2D materials called MXenes. Outside the lab, Colin is a football fan and enjoys learning new languages.

  • Haosen Miao

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    Haosen Miao Research Postgraduate

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    Haosen Miao is an MRes student majoring in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London. He is currently a member of the 2D wearable electronics and biosensor group, and focusing on developing solid-state nanopore biosensors with 2D hBN films. He received his BSc degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Liverpool in 2021. Outside of the lab, he enjoys watching movies and playing the piano.

  • Jiaqi Chen

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    Jiaqi Chen Research Postgraduate

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    Jiaqi Chen is a MRes student studying Nanomaterials in Imperial College London. She received a BSc degree in Chemistry in University of Manchester in 2021. She is currently focusing on using 2D materials as hole transporting layer in photodetector, especially for MoS2. Outside the lab, she likes travelling and watching musicals.

  • Martin Holicky

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    Martin Holicky Research Postgraduate

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    Martin is a 2nd year President’s PhD scholar, developing graphene-based microneedle biosensors for wearable and continuous sensing of targets such as antibiotics or hormones. He has graduated from MRes Nanomaterials and BSc Chemistry from Imperial College. Martin is deeply interested in transferring scientific advances into real-world use, having previously developed an award-winning company creating and manufacturing near-infrared material identification spectrometers for the circular economy. In his free time, he likes to garden and cook/bake.

  • Pepper Yang

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    Pepper Yang Research Postgraduate

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    Pepper is a MRes student majoring in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London. Currently, Pepper is a member of 2D wearable electronics and biosensor group, and she is focusing on developing a biosensor with 2D materials. She received her BSc degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and cooking.

  • Sihui Liu

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    Sihui Liu Research Postgraduate

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    Sihui Liu is a PhD candidate within the 2D wearable electronics and biosensors group at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. She received her BSc degree in chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2019 and an MRes degree in nanomaterials from Imperial College London in 2020. Her current research work revolves around the development of fibre-based electronics for energy storage and biosensing using 2D materials. Outside the lab, Sihui enjoys growing plants and playing the violin.

  • Tong Wang

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    Tong Wang Research Postgraduate

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    Tong Wang is a PhD candidate within Ultrafast Optoelectronics group and 2D wearable electronics and biosensors group at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, co-supervised by Dr Artem Bakulin and Dr Felice Torrisi. He received BEng in material science and engineering from University of Birmingham and polymer materials and engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2019 and MRes in nanomaterials from Imperial College London in 2020. His current research work focuses on the ultrafast charge dynamics in 2D materials.

  • Wentian Yi

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    Wentian Yi Research Postgraduate

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    Wentian Yi is an MRes student in Soft Electronic Materials at Imperial College London. He received his BSc degree in Chemistry from Renmin University of China in 2021. His current research in the 2D wearable electronics and biosensor group is focusing on the synthesis of polymer composite embedding nanomaterials and the development of fibre-based photodetectors. Beyond the lab, he is keen on landscape photography and espresso.