Unravelling the architecture vs. function relationship in graphene- and molecule-based supramolecular materials for (nano)electronics.


We are delighted to announce that the 13th European Conference on Molecular Electronics will take place in Strasbourg on 1st5th September 2015. See details.



18/09/2014 The H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITNs "Integrated self-assembled SWITCHable systems and materials: towards responsive organic electronics – a multi-site innovative training action"  iSwitch (coordinated by Prof. Paolo Samorì) and "SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHitectures for optoelectRonics and photONICS: a multi-site initial training action"  SYNCHRONICS (coordinated by Prof. Franco Cacialli, UCL) have both been invited to negotiation. We expect to be able to hire three new Early-Stage Researchers to start after 01/01/2015 within these two projects!

04/09/2014 Andrea Schlierf receives her PhD after successfully defending her thesis. 

01/08/2014 Prof. Paolo Samorì has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea. 

25/06/2014 Prof. Paolo Samorì has been elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC).

23/06/2014 Dr. Emanuele Orgiu successfully defends his HDR exam.

19/06/2014 Mirella El Gemayel receives her PhD after successfully defending her thesis.

13/06/2014 Thomas Mosciatti wins the best poster award at the ICOE 2014 conference in Modena!


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Latest Publications

Graphene-induced Enhancement of N-type Mobility in Perylenediimide Thin Films. S. Rao Pathipati, E. Pavlica, A. Schlierf, M. El Gemayel, P. Samorì, V. Palermo, G. Bratina, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2014, in press.

Dynamic covalent chemistry of bisimines at the solid/liquid interface monitored by scanning tunnelling microscopy. A. Ciesielski, M. El Garah, S. Haar, P. Kovaříček, J.-M. Lehn, P. Samorì, Nature Chem., 2014, in press. CNRS press release. FRC press release. LabEx CSC press release.

Photoswitching Azobenzene Derivatives in Single Molecule Junctions: A Theoretical Insight into the I/V Characteristics. S. Osella, P. Samorì, J. Cornil, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 18721–18729. Link to article.

Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study of a Bistable Supramolecular System: Reversible Complexation of Cryptand[2.2.2] with Potassium Ions. M. G. del Rosso, A. Ciesielski, S. Colella, J. M. Harrowfield, P. Samorì, ChemPhysChem, 201415, 2743–2748Link to article. 

Harnessing the Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Graphene using Aliphatic Compounds: A Supramolecular Approach. A. Ciesielski, S. Haar, M. El Gemayel, H. Yang, J. Clough, G. Melinte, M. Gobbi, E. Orgiu, M. V. Nardi, G. Ligorio, V. Palermo, N. Koch, O. Ersen, C. Casiraghi, P. Samorì, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201453, 1035510361. Link to article. CNRS press releaseFRC press release. LabEx CSC press release.

Molecular tectonics based nanopatterning of interfaces with 2D metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). M. El Garah, A. Ciesielski, N. Maret, V. Bulach, M. W. Hosseini, P. Samorì, Chem. Commun., 201450, 1225012253. Link to article.


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A. Liscio, M. Bonini, E. Treossi, E. Orgiu, F. Dötz, M. Kastler, V. Palermo, and P. Samorì, "Improving charge transport in poly(3-hexylthiophene) transistors via blending with an alkyl substituted phenylene-thiophene-thiophene-phenylene molecule", Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics 2012, DOI: 10.1002/polb.23044. link to article.