Prof Monica Craciun
Craciun research news
Congratulations to our PhD student Conor Murphy who won 1st prize for his poster explaining how GraphExeter outperforms Indium tin oxide (ITO) as flexible transparent electrode in OLED.
We are very proud of our former PhD student Dimitar Dimov, now CEO of Concrene Ltd for being shortlisted among the 2019 finalists for the Emerging Technologies Competition from Royal Society of Chemistry.
We are proud to be in the Top 50 Physics most read articles in Nature Communications
with our paper: Strain-engineered inverse charge-funnelling in layered semiconductors.
The work was done in collaboration with a brilliant group from Russo and Craciun labs.
Read the paper here
Monica gave an overview of the wide gamut of potential emerging technologies enabled by graphene and Dimitar spoke about the potential of graphene in reducing CO2 emissions due to concrete.
This year our PhD student Gopika Rajan has been talking about graphene and electronic textile at the Exeter 2018 ExeterSoapbox event. This was a very successful SoapboxScience with more than 4000 people attending.
We are proud to be shortlisted for 2 categories at this year’s NCETechFest - competing with the best innovators in the UK construction industry. Dimitar has presented our work at "Best Use of Technology: Carbon Reduction" category and "Research Development: Creating the Future category".
Congratulations to our PhD student Janire Escolar for winning the best poster prize at the Trends in Nanotechnology 2018 (Lecce, Italy) with her poster on laser writable high-k dielectric for nanoelectronics.
Matt has succesfully defended his thesis titled "Growth and Oxidation of Graphene and Two-Dimensional Materials for Flexible Electronic Applications". During his PhD work, Matt has published many papers in world leading peer reviewed scientific journals including Science Advances, ACS Nano and Advanced Materials.
Listen to our PhD student Dimitar Dimov who spoke on the BBC Radio 5 live science about our work on nanoengineering traditional concrete with graphene. See the BBC Radio 5 live science podcast. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b0rvf5 …
The Guardian reports on our work on the incorporation of graphene in concrete.
We developed a new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry
We have engineered organic-semiconductor–graphene phototransistors which are spectrally selective to visible wavelengths and have record high responsivity and a detectivity. Such devices pave the way for the implementation of low-cost, flexible imaging technologies at ultralow light levels. This study was published in Advanced Materials (2017).
News story on our research group was covered in IoP nanotechweb.org
We demonstrated an innovative new technique to use graphene to produce the ultimate photodetectors that could revolutionise the manufacturing of vital safety equipment, such as radiation and smoke detection units. In this study, published in [Science Advances (2017)], we created a new type of photodetector based on GraphExeter that can sense light around 4500 times better than traditional graphene sensors. The discovery could herald a new generation of sensoring and imaging equipment that is more stable in harsh conditions, as well as been smaller and most cost-effective
Adolfo has succesfully defended his thesis titled "Manipulating light in two-dimensional layered materials". During the 3 years of his PhD work, Adolfo has published 7 papers in world leading peer reviewed scientific journals including Science Advances, Nano Letters and Advanced Materials.
Our recent developments of GraphExeter material for highly efficient flexible displays has been selected by the IoP nanotechnology website as one of the "Highlights of 2016” . Our work features under the most important advancements in electronics and photonics in 2016, alongside with IBM's developments in neuromorphic computing.
We have developed an innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, which is set to open up the global potential of the ‘wonder’ material graphene.
We have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.
Our team discovered that GraphExeter – a material adapted from the ‘wonder material’ graphene - can substantially improve the effectiveness of large, flat, flexible lighting.
Tom has succesfully defended his thesis titled "Graphene and functionalised graphene for flexible and optoelectric applications". During the 3 years that he has worked in our group, Tom has published 10 papers in world leading peer reviewed scientific journals including 2 Nano Letters, 1 ACS Nano and 2 Advanced Materials.
Phys.Org: Breakthrough in graphene production
Congratulations to Dimitar Dimov for wining this year's Philip Booth Prize in Engineering!
Our BEng studnet Dimitar Dimov has won the 2015 Philip Booth Prize in Engineering for his final year indvidual project work on graphene reinforced concrete. This prize is awarded to a stage 3 BEng/MEng for the best individual project in Engineering.
During her spell on the soapbox, Dr Ana Neves amazed the audience with the possibilities of smart textiles and her research into building electronic devices directly onto textile fibres, posing the question, “What if you could make a phone call using your sweater instead of your mobile?”
Science Daily: Defying the Achilles heel of 'wonder material' graphene: Resilience to extreme conditions
ElMundo: 'Supergrafeno' ultrarresistente
BBC: Exeter scientists make 'electric cloth' GraphExeter
Forbes: Researchers Invent Smallest And Thinnest Microconductor
Reuters: WIRED FOR SOUND
Technology Strategy Board news: The invisible conductor
Plastic Electronics: UK research advances graphene as transparent conductor
Plastic Electronics:University of Exeter researchers develop graphene photoelectric device
Science Daily: Wearable electronics:Transparent, lightweight, flexible conductor could revolutionize electronics industry
IEEE Spectrum: Inventors Claim Graphene Hybrid Could Revolutionize Electronics Industry
Phys.Org: Graphene and graphExeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device
Solar Novus Today: Will GraphExeter Revolutionise Wearable Electronics?
New Electronics: Graphene based material to revolutionise electronics industry
Nature Asia Materials: Stacking three sheets of graphene together yields a material with unique electronic properties
Highlights of our research in scientific journals
The article: Electronic transport through electron-doped metal phthalocyanines
materials by M. F. Craciun et al., published in Advanced Materials 18, 320 (2006)
The paper "Trilayer graphene is a semimetal with a gate-tunable band overlap" by M.F.Craciun at al., published in Nature Nanotech. 4, 383 (2009) has been highlighted in the news of Nature Asia Materials.
The article [Adv. Mater. 24, 2844 (2012)] has been the most downloaded article of the journal and has been featured on the first position in the Advanced Materials Top 40 charts in 2012.
The review Tuneable electronic properties in graphene by M.F.Craciun et al., published in Nano Today, 6, 42 (2011) has been featured in the Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles of the year.
The article "Graphene as a substrate for plasmonic nanoparticles [J. Opt. 15, 114001 (2013)] has been selected by the editors of Journal of Optics as a Highlight of 2013.