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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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carbon Physics & Astronomy
graphene Physics & Astronomy
defects Physics & Astronomy
Photoconductivity Chemical Compounds
Nanotubes Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Chemical Compounds
nanotubes Physics & Astronomy
Defects Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2008 2019

Research Output 1993 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)

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

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

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

elementary excitations
scanning tunneling microscopy
48 Citations (Scopus)
384 Downloads (Pure)

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

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