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Prof Valeria Nicolosi

Principal Investigator


Research

Prof. Nicolosi received a BSc with honors in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Catania (Italy) in 2001. In 2006 she received a Ph.D. in Physics in 2006 from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, working under the supervision of Prof. W. J. Blau and Prof. J. N. Coleman.

During her PhD she worked on the processing and characterisation of MoSI nanowires. After receiving her PhD she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Prof. J. N. Coleman until December 2007.

Oxford Fellowship

She moved to the University of Oxford in February 2008 as a Marie Curie Fellow, to work in the field of advanced electron microscopy in the group of Prof. Peter Nellist.

In April 2008 she was awarded with a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Fellowship.

This fellowship provided a total of GBP 800,000 funding for a 5 years period started on March 2009. In Oct 2009 she was elected Kurti Fellow at Brasenose College Oxford. In 2011, she was awarded a 1.5M EUR starting grant from the European Research Council to expand her work in processing and advanced characterisation of nanomaterials devoted to the development of novel energy storage devices.

Trinity Research Professor

As of 2012 she became an ERC Research Professor at the School of Chemistry and at the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin and a principal investigator in CRANN (http://www.crann.tcd.ie).

Professor Nicolosi is the head of the Characterisation and Processing of Advanced Materials (CPAM) group.

The main focus of this group is to conduct interdisciplinary research on the processing and cutting-edge electron microscopy characterisation of low-dimensional nanomaterials, including graphene, other two-dimensional inorganic materials, nanotubes and nanowires.

One of the core activities of the group is to use novel 2D materials for the development of more efficient energy storage devices.

Valeria
One of the core activities of the group is to use novel 2D materials for the development of more efficient energy storage devices.

Selected Publications

Title:
Transparent, Flexible, and Conductive 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) Films with High Volumetric Capacitance
Authors:
Zhang, CF; Anasori, B; Seral-Ascaso, A; Park, SH; McEvoy, N; Shmeliov, A; Duesberg, GS; Coleman, JN; Gogotsi, Y; Nicolosi, V
Source:
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 29 Sep 2017
Title:
Synthesis of layered platelets by self-assembly of rhenium-based clusters directed by long-chain amines
Authors:
Seral-Ascaso, A; Downing, C; Nerl, HC; Pokle, A; Metel, S; Coelho, J; Berner, NC; Harvey, A; Rode, K; Ruether, M; Hickey, O; Duesberg, G; Coleman, J; Nicolosi, V
Source:
NPJ 2D MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS, 1 pp 1-9, May 2017
Title:
Probing the local nature of excitons and plasmons in few-layer MoS2
Authors:
Nerl, HC; Winther, KT; Hage, FS; Thygesen, KS; Houben, L; Backes, C; Coleman, JN; Ramasse, QM; Nicolosi, V
Source:
NPJ 2D MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS, 1 Apr 2017
Title:
Oxidation Stability of Colloidal Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbides (MXenes)
Authors:
Zhang, CFJ; Pinilla, S; McEyoy, N; Cullen, CP; Anasori, B; Long, E; Park, SH ; Seral-Ascaso, A; Shmeliov, A; Krishnan, D; Morant, C; Liu, XH; Duesberg, GS; Gogotsi, Y; Nicolosi, V
Source:
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 29 pp 4848-4856, Jun 2017
Title:
An in situ and ex situ TEM study into the oxidation of titanium (IV) sulphide
Authors:
Long, E; O'Brien, S; Lewis, EA; Prestat, E; Downing, C; Cucinotta, CS; Sanvito, S; Haigh, SJ; Nicolosi, V
Source:
NPJ 2D MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS, 1 Jul 2017
Title:
Highly flexible and transparent solid-state supercapacitors based on RuO2/PEDOT:PSS conductive ultrathin films
Authors:
Zhang, CF; Higgins, TM; Park, SH; O'Brien, SE; Long, DH; Coleman, J; Nicolosi, V.
Source:
Nano Energy, 28 pp 495-505, Oct 2016
Title:
Long-chain amine-templated synthesis of gallium sulfide and gallium selenide nanotubes
Authors:
Seral-Ascaso, A; Metel, S; Pokle, A; Backes, C; Zhang, CJ; Nerl, HC; Rode, K; Berner, NC; Downing, C; McEvoy, N; Munoz, E; Harvey, A; Gholamvand, Z; Duesberg, GS; Coleman, JN; Nicolosi, V.*
Source:
Nanoscale, 8 pp 11698-11706, 2016
Title:
Scaleable ultra-thin and high power density graphene electrochemical capacitor electrodes manufactured by aqueous exfoliation and spray deposition
Authors:
B. Mendoza-Sánchez, B. Rasche, V. Nicolosi, P S. Grant
Source:
Carbon, In Press (2012)
Title:
Single-step exfoliation and chemical functionalisation of graphene and hBN nanosheets with nickel phthalocyanine
Authors:
J. Thompson, A. Crossley, P. D. Nellist, and V. Nicolosi
Source:
Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 23246-23253 (2012)
Title:
Covalently Functionalized Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets by Nitrene Addition
Authors:
T. Sainsbury, A. Satti, P. May, A. O'Neill, V. Nicolosi, Y. K. Gun'ko, J. N. Coleman
Source:
18, 35, 10808-10812 (2012)

Contact

School of Chemistry and CRANN
Phone:+353-1-8964408
E-mail: nicolov@tcd.ie
Website: http://www.vnnanomaterials.com/


Last updated 1 February 2018 physics@tcd.ie (Email).