Our Research

In the Coleman group, the central theme of our research is the production of 2D materials by liquid exfoliation. The resultant 2D materials are then characterized using a number of techniques including various forms of spectroscopy and microscopy. A key area of our research is the processing of these 2D materials to yield functional structures such as composites and thin films. We work with a number of composite types, for example polymer-nanosheet composites as well as nanotube-nanosheet composites. Much of our thin film work involves the printing of 2D materials using various techniques including inkjet printing, screen printing, and spray coating. In general, we are interested in demonstrating the applications potential of our materials. Although we have worked on a range of applications in the past, currently our focus is on composite materials, electromechanical sensing materials, printed electronics and energy storage.