We are working on nanoelectronics based on two-dimensional  materials such as monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2, WSe2, MoSe2,..). In 2010 we demonstrated a transistor based on a single, two-dimensional layer of semiconducting MoS2. This showed for the first time that high-quality devices can be made using this class of materials, opening the way to studying their fundamental properties and practical applications.

MoS2 and related materials are now one of top ten hottest areas in physics.

We investigate electrical properties, fundamental physics and practical applications of 2D materials in a vertically integrated approach. We grow 2D materials, incorporate them into devices in the EPFL class 100 1500 m2 cleanroom, perform electrical, optical and nanomechanical characterization using our fully equipped electronics and optics labs.


Dec 31, 2018. Alberto, Dmitrii and Ahmet’s paper on electrical control of moiré excitons was published in Nature Photonics.

Jul 25, 2018. Dmitrii, Alberto and Ahmet’s paper on room-temperature excitonic devices was published in Nature.

Dec 5, 2017. Kolyo’s paper on conductance quantization and spin splitting in MoS2 was published in Nature Communications.

Nov 2, 2017. Congratulations to Dmitry Ovchinnikov for getting the EDMI 2017 PhD thesis distinction!

Nov 1, 2017. Ahmet and Dmitrii’s paper on Optospintronics in graphene was published in ACS Nano.