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Dr Emanuele Verrelli

Dr Emanuele Verrelli

Lecturer in Physics, Director of Postgraduate Researchers, Seminar organiser, First aider

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • PCAP (University of Hull)

Summary

Emanuele received his degree in Physics (equivalent MPhys) "cum laude" from the department of Physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy) in 2002. He then obtained a Master in Physics (MSc) from the department of Physics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece) in 2004 where he also obtained his PhD in 2010 on "Semiconducting and metallic nanoparticles for non-volatile memory applications" under the supervision of Prof. D. Tsoukalas. For his PhD thesis work Emanuele was later awarded the "Best PhD thesis in the year 2010" prize.

After his PhD, Emanuele worked as postdoctoral research fellow at NTUA and Oxford in 2010 and 2011 in a joint collaboration between industry and academia (EU Marie-Curie project) for the development of nanoparticle resistive switching memories based on titanium dioxide nanoparticles. In 2012 he joined, as postdoctoral research fellow, Prof. Mary O'Neiil's group in the Department of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Hull (UK) where Emanuele was working toward the development of a hybrid high-k nanocomposite dielectric material for organic electronic applications (organic field effect transistors and hybrid resistive switching memories).

Since 2016, Emanuele is a permanent academic staff member of the department of Physics at the university of Hull, as Experimental Research Officer initially and since 2018 as lecturer in Physics. He is a member of the G. W. Gray Centre for Advanced Materials.

Emanuele’s expertise focuses on the investigation of the properties of matter to create smart functional electronic and/or optical devices using advanced micro-nanoelectronic fabrications processes (e.g. photolithography) and characterizations techniques (e.g. current-voltage, impedance spectroscopy). Emanuele has also extensive knowledge and experience in standard PCB design, manufacturing and characterization and has, in the last few years, started new research in the field of 3D printing.

Physics of semiconductor devices (3rd year)

Nanoelectronics (4th year)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers

Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Cheng, F., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & O'Neill, M. (2022). Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers. Journal of applied physics, 131(10), Article 103103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0079006

Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites

Jaafar, A. H., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials, 5(7), Article 1900197. https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900197

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects

Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp05510f

Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods

Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1(1), 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating

Gray, R. J., Jaafar, A. H., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2018). Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating. Thin solid films, 662, 116-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2018.07.034

Research interests

Emanuele is interested in the experimental and theoretical electronic properties of matter, particularly at the nanoscale and/or when nanoparticles are involved.

Emanuele's research group, the NanoElectronics and Mesoscopic Systems (NEMeSys) group, focuses its attention around the use of nanomaterials for information storage, energy harvesting, energy storage and sensing applications. Find out more here: https://emanueleverrelli.altervista.org

Postgraduate supervision

Physics of electronic devices for information storage, energy storage, energy harvesting, sensing application.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2019

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