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Research interests

I work in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, encompassing interdisciplinary research spanning from the fundamental, through translation, to real-world applications. More specifically, my work focuses on functional nanomaterials with designed behaviour at the atomic / nano-scale. My group studies and engineers the physical / quantum properties of topical nano-materials (currently graphene and related novel 2D materials, as well as 2D molecular networks) at and from the nanoscale to induce new functionality at the macro-scale. Applications include disruptive, novel IT technologies (e.g. “smart” nano-electronic systems and spintronics) and hybrid bio-inorganic interfaces and systems for biosensing and biomedicine.

My group has extensive facilities for atomically-resolved scanning probe microscopy – both scanning tunnelling microscopy and atomic force microscopy – in ultra-high vacuum and at cryogenic temperatures, and for material fabrication via chemical vapour deposition.

Recent research projects have been funded by the EPSRC, MRC, Sir Halley Stewart Foundation and the University of Bath Department of Development and Alumni Relations. We have research collaborations with the departments of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biology & Biochemistry at Bath, and with leading international research institutes and groups specializing in scanning probe techniques and nanoscience.



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Research Output

WS2 Nanotubes, 2D Nanomeshes, and 2D In-Plane Films Through One Single Chemical Vapor Deposition route

Liu, Z., Murphy, A., Kuppe, C., Hooper, D., Valev, V. & Ilie, A., 23 Apr 2019, In : ACS Nano. 13, 4, p. 3896–3909 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Defects in WSe2 investigated by Quasi-Particle Interference mapping and STM/STS

Edmonds, M. & Ilie, A., 12 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  • Non-invasive, transdermal, path-selective and specific glucose monitoring via a graphene-based platform

    Lipani, L., Dupont, B. G. R., Doungmene, F., Marken, F., Tyrrell, R. M., Guy, R. H. & Ilie, A., 30 Jun 2018, In : Nature Nanotechnology. 13, 6, p. 504-511 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 68 Citations (Scopus)
    557 Downloads (Pure)

    A modular sensor platform based on a versatile supramolecular multi-enzyme complex directly attached to graphene

    Alshammari, A., Posner, M., Upadhyay, A., Bashir, M., Marken, F., Bagby, S. & Ilie, A., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


    Computational Studies of Graphene on Nanostructured Ionic Substrates

    Author: Wu, Y., 24 Feb 2016

    Supervisor: Crampin, S. (Supervisor) & Ilie, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Graphene on crystalline insulators: subsurface potentials and screening effects

    Author: Jones, G., 1 Jun 2015

    Supervisor: Ilie, A. (Supervisor), Bending, S. (Supervisor), Crampin, S. (Supervisor) & Raithby, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Growth and Local probing of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

    Author: Liu, Z., 2019

    Supervisor: Wolverson, D. (Supervisor) & Ilie, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    Investigations into hybrids of carbon nanotubes and organo-metallic molecular systems

    Author: Lewis, P., 7 Nov 2014

    Supervisor: Ilie, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD