The group is working on the chemical design of novel functional materials for applications in electronics, photonics, sensors and energy storage. Such materials include graphene, carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanowires, colloidal particles, macroporous oxides and some others. Our strategy is to control the structure and composition of these materials at nanoscale to define their properties.

Major Areas

Atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (GNRs)

Three-Dimensional Graphene Nanostructures

Graphene materials

Graphene-based sensors


Featured Publications

  1. H. Lu,* A. Lipatov,* S. Ryu, D. J. Kim, M. Y. Zhuravlev, C. B. Eom, E. Y. Tsymbal A. Sinitskii and A. Gruverman. Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions with Graphene Electrodes. Nature Comm. 5 (2014) 5518.

  1. T. H. Vo, M. Shekhirev, D. A. Kunkel, M. D. Morton, E. Berglund, L. Kong, P. M. Wilson, P. A. Dowben, A. Enders, A. Sinitskii. Large-scale solution synthesis of narrow graphene nanoribbons. Nature Comm. 5 (2014) 3189.

  1. A. Lipatov, A. Varezhnikov, P. Wilson, V. Sysoev, A. Kolmakov, A. Sinitskii. Highly selective gas sensor arrays based on thermally reduced graphene oxide. Nanoscale 5(12) (2013) 5426-5434.

  1. P. M. Wilson, G. N. Mbah, T. G. Smith,a D. Schmidt, R. Y. Lai, T. Hofmann and A. Sinitskii. Three-dimensional periodic graphene nanostructures. J. Mater. Chem. C 2 (2014) 1879.


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