The Team

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The group is led by Professor Sasha Tartakovskii. In October 2022 the group consists of seven postdocs: Panaiot Zotev, Daniel Gillard, Yadong Wang, Xuerong Hu, Alexander Knight, Paul Bouteyre and Charalambos Louca, and three PhD students: Oscar Hutchings, Sam Randerson and Zara Taylor.

We also have two masters students Tim Chester-Parsons and Ollie Kulik. 18 PhD students have graduated since 2008, who are now based in industry and academia in Europe (UK, Ireland, Germany), North America (Mexico) and Asia (Japan).

See all members of the Inorganic Semiconductors Group (or LDSD)

The 2D Materials group members listed below are in alphabetic order.

Group leader

Professor Alexander Tartakovskii

  • PhD: Institute of Solid State Physics (Chernogolovka)

  • Undergraduate/Masters: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

  • CV 2020 (PDF, 224KB)

Postdoctoral researchers

Paul Bouteyre

  • PhD: ENS Paris-Saclay

  • Undergraduate/Masters: Grenoble INP - Phelma

Daniel Gillard

  • PhD: University of Sheffield

  • Undergraduate/Masters: University of Sheffield

Xuerong Hu

  • PhD: Aalto, Finland and Northwest University, China

  • Undergraduate/Masters: Northwest University

Alexander Knight

  • Scientific Officer

  • PhD: Oxford

  • Undergraduate/Masters: Oxford

Charalambos Louca

  • PhD: University of Sheffield

  • Masters: University of Sheffield

  • Undergraduate: Durham

Yadong Wang

  • PhD: Aalto, Finland and Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

  • Undergraduate/Masters: Northwestern Polytechnical University

Panaiot Zotev

  • PhD: University of Sheffield

  • Masters: TU Munich

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia

PhD students

Oscar Hutchings

Undergraduate/Masters: Nottingham

Sam Randerson

Undergraduate/Masters: The University of Sheffield

Zara Taylor

  • Masters: King's College London

  • Undergraduate: University of Warwick

Masters students

Timothy Chester-Parsons

Undergraduate: University of Sheffield

Bartlomiej Kulik

Undergraduate: University of Sheffield

Former members

PhD, postdocs and recent master students, in chronological order with the most recent destinations.

  • Dominic Hensman

  • Sharada Nagarkar

  • Thomas Lyons (RIKEN, Japan)

  • Armando Genco (Politecnic di Milano, Italy)

  • Luca Sortino (LMU, Germany)

  • Alessandro Catanzaro (NPL)

  • Toby Severs Millard (Imperial College London, NPL)

  • Evgeny Alexeev (Cambridge University)

  • Oleksandr Skrypka (Ukraine)

  • Scott Dufferwiel (Aegic)

  • Robert Schofield (NPL)

  • Osvaldo Del Pozo Zamudio (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Stefan Schwarz (Bernard Technologies GmbH, Germany)

  • Tilmann Godde (Opsira GmbH, Germany)

  • Jorge Puebla (RIKEN, Japan)

  • Daniel Sercombe (Intel, Ireland)

Group photos

After the training session for the newly installed glovebox, June 2022. Left to right: Yadong, Xuerong, Charalambos, Paul.
First face-to-face group meeting after the lockdown on 22 July 2020 on the day when the labs in the Hicks building were finally open. Left to right: Charalambos, Daniel, Na, Sasha, Luca, Oscar, Panaiot, Tom, Mostafa and Armando.
Group meeting in July 2020.
Lab photo in January 2019. Left to right: top - Evgeny, Armando, middle - Sasha, Luca, Alessandro, Panaiot, bottom - Tom, Dan, Charalambos.
Group photo in January 2019. Left to right: Luca, Dan, Armando, Evgeny, Tom, Charalambos, Sasha, Alessandro.
Historical picture from 2014, outside the lab on a sunny day. Left to right: Sasha, Hakan, Osvaldo, Tillmann, Robert, Le, Stefan.