The University of Southampton

Dr Nema Abdelazim PhD

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Dr. Nema is currently a Senior Research Fellow working on Electrodeposited 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides on graphene (EPSRC project) and formally co-supervising PhD students.  Nema obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physics and Materials Science from the City University of Hong Kong, Oct 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Rogach. Her Ph.D. research was focused on infrared colloidal quantum dots for optoelectronic applications. She then joined the quantum Young group at the department of physics, Lancaster University in Jan 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher, working on quantum security devices.  In addition, Nema works as R&D with the company (Quantum Base Ltd) to create security tags using low dimensional materials for marketing (quantum security tags). 

In 2020, Dr Nema moved to the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. Her project in 2D Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC) Semiconductors by Non-Aqueous Electrodeposition. 

Nema co-authored 18 publications (all in very high impact journals with a typical impact factor of between 5 and 10.)and 2 patents. A most recent publication is 'Room Temperature Synthesis of HgTe Quantum Dots in an Aprotic Solvent Realizing High Photoluminescence Quantum Yields in the Infrared' as an equal first-author contribution and has a significant impact in the field . In ACS nano (ranking #15 of all journals in Google Scholar metrics! Impact Factor 15.9 ).

Research

Research interests

Nanomaterials (synthesis & characterisation) 

Optoelectronic devices (fabrication & characterisation)

2D- transistor 

Teaching

My teaching experience includes designing and teaching lecture courses on electrical and electronics engineering, co-supervising Ph.D. students; and I am currently an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (working towards FHEA).

Publications

Noori, Yasir, Thomas, Shibin, Ramadan, Sami, Smith, Danielle E., Greenacre, Victoria, Abdelazim, Nema, Han, Yisong, Beanland, Richard, Hector, Andrew L., Klein, Norbet, Reid, Gillian, Bartlett, Philip N. and De Groot, Kees (2020) Large-area electrodeposition of few-layer MoS2 on graphene for 2D material heterostructures. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (44), 49786-49794. (doi:10.1021/acsami.0c14777).

Abdelazim, Nema, Noori, Yasir, Thomas, Shibin, Greenacre, Victoria, Han, Yisong and Smith, Danielle (2021) Dataset for Lateral growth of MoS2 2D material semiconductors over an insulator via electrodeposition. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1856 [Dataset]

Noori, Yasir, Abdelazim, Nema, Thomas, Shibin, Greenacre, Victoria, Han, Yisong, Smith, Danielle E., Piana, Giacomo M, Zhelev, Nikolay, Hector, Andrew L., Beanland, Richard, Reid, Gillian, Bartlett, Philip N. and De Groot, Kees (2021) Lateral growth of MoS2 2D material semiconductors over an insulator via electrodeposition. Advanced Electronic Materials, 7 (9), 1-8, [2100419]. (doi:10.1002/aelm.202100419).

Noori, Yasir, Meng, Lingcong, Hamdiyah, Ayoub Hassan Jaafar, Zhang, Wenjian, Kissling, Gabriela, Han, Yisong, Abdelazim, Nema, Alibouri, Mehrdad, Leblanc, Kathleen, Zhelev, Nikolay, Huang, Ruomeng, Beanland, Richard, Smith, David C., Reid, Gillian, De Groot, Kees and Bartlett, Philip N. (2021) Phase change memory by GeSbTe electrodeposition in crossbar arrays. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 3 (8), 3610-3618. (doi:10.1021/acsaelm.1c00491).

Noori, Yasir, Meng, Lingcong, Hamdiyah, Ayoub Hassan Jaafar, Han, Yisong and Abdelazim, Nema (2021) Dataset for Phase Change Memory by GeSbTe Electrodeposition in Crossbar Arrays. University of Southampton https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.1c00491 [Dataset]

Thomas, Shibin, Greenacre, Victoria, Smith, Danielle E., Noori, Yasir, Abdelazim, Nema, Hector, Andrew L., De Groot, Kees, Levason, William, Bartlett, Philip N. and Reid, Gillian (2021) Tungsten disulfide thin films via electrodeposition from a single source precursor. ChemComm, 57 (79), 10194-10197. (doi:10.1039/D1CC03297F).

Dabban, M.A, Abdelazim, Nema, Abd-Elnaiem, Alaa M., Mustafa, S. and Abdel-Rahim, M.A (2017) Effect of Sn substitution for Se on dispersive optical constants of amorphous Se–Te–Sn thin films. Materials Research Innovations, 22, 324-332. (doi:10.1080/14328917.2017.1323427).

Kershaw, Stephen V., Abdelazim, Nema, Zhao, Yihua, Susha, Andrei S., Zhovtiuk, Olga, Teoh, Wey Yang and Rogach, Andrey L. (2017) Investigation of the exchange kinetics and surface recovery of CdxHg1-xTe dots during cation exchange using a microfluidic flow reactor. Chemistry of Materials, 29, 2756−2768. (doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04544).

Abdelazim, Nema, Abdel-Latief, A.Y., Abu-Sehly, A.A. and Abdel-Rahim, M.A. (2014) Determination of activation energy of amorphous to crystalline transformation for Se90Te10 using isoconversional methods. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 387, 79-85. (doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2014.01.012).

Longmate, Kieran D., Abdelazim, Nema, Ball, Elliott M, Majaniemi, Joonas and Young, Robert J. (2021) Improving the longevity of optically-read quantum dot physical unclonable functions. Scientific Reports, 11 (1), [10999]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90129-2).

Abdelazim, Nema, Zhu, Qiang, Xiong, Yuan, Zhu, Ye, Chen, Mengyu, Zhao, Ni, Kershaw, Stephen V. and Rogach, Andrey L. (2017) Room temperature synthesis of HgTe quantum dots in an aprotic solvent realizing high photoluminescence quantum yields in the infrared. Chemistry of Materials, 7859–7867. (doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02637).

Abdelazim, Nema, Dabban, M.A., Abdel-Rahim, M.A. and Abu-Sehly, A.A. (2015) Optical and other physical characteristics of amorphous Se-Te-Sn alloys, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. Journal of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 39, 156–161. (doi:10.1016/j.mssp.2015.05.005).

Abdel-Rahim, M.A., Abdel-Latief, A.Y., Rashad, M. and Abdelazim, Nema (2014) Annealing effect on structural and optical properties of Se87.5Te10Sn2.5 thin films. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 20, 27-34. (doi:10.1016/j.mssp.2013.12.035).

Marcinkevicius, Povilas, Bagci, Ibrahim Ethem, Abdelazim, Nema, Woodhead, Christopher S., Young, Robert J. and Roedig, Utz (2019) Optically interrogated unique object with simulation attack prevention. 22nd Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2019, , Florence, Italy. 25 - 29 Mar 2019. (doi:10.23919/DATE.2019.8715151).

Abdel-Rahim, M.A, Gaber, A., Abu-Sehly, A.A. and Abdelazim, Nema (2013) Crystal growth kinetics in Se87.5 Te10 Sn2.5 glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 376, 158-164. (doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2013.05.030).

Abdel-Rahim, M.A, Gaber, A., Abu-Sehly, A.A. and Abdelazim, Nema (2013) Crystallization study of Sn additive Se–Te chalcogenide alloys. Thermochimica Acta, 566, 274-280. (doi:10.1016/j.tca.2013.06.009).

Chen, Mengyu, Lu, Haipeng, Abdelazim, Nema, Zhu, Ye, Wang, Zhen, Ren, Wei, Kershaw, Stephen V., Rogach, Andrey L. and Zhao, Ni (2017) Mercury Telluride Quantum Dot Based Phototransistor Enabling High-Sensitivity Room-Temperature Photodetection at 2000 nm. ACS Nano, 11 (6), 5614-5622. (doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b00972).

Noori, Yasir, Thomas, Shibin, Ramadan, Sami, Greenacre, Victoria, Abdelazim, Nema, Han, Yisong, Zhang, J, Beanland, Richard, Hector, Andrew L., Klein, Norbert, Reid, Gillian, Bartlett, Philip N. and De Groot, Kees (2021) Electrodeposited WS2 monolayers on patterned graphene. 2D Materials, 9 (1), [015025]. (doi:10.1088/2053-1583/ac3dd6).

Zhu, Bingqing, Chen, Mengyu, Zhu, Qiang, Zhou, Guodong, Abdelazim, Nema, Zhou, Wen, Kershaw, Stephen V., Rogach, Andrey L., Zhao, Ni and Tsang, Hon Ki (2019) Integrated Plasmonic Infrared Photodetector Based on Colloidal HgTe Quantum Dots. Advanced Materials Technologies, 4, 1900354. (doi:10.1002/admt.201900354).

Abdelazim, Nema and Fong, Matthew J. (2021) Hotspot generation for unique identification with nanomaterials. Scientific Reports, 11 (1), [1528]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79644-w).

Noori, Yasir (2021) Electrodeposited WS2 Monolayers on Patterned Graphene. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D2045 [Dataset]

Noori, Yasir, Abdelazim, Nema, Thomas, Shibin, Reid, Gillian, Bartlett, Philip N., Klein, Norbert, Beanland, Richard, Hou, Yaonan, Skandalos, Ilias, Gardes, Frederic and De Groot, Kees (2022) 2D material based optoelectronics by electroplating. In Semiconductor and Integrated Optoelectronics (SIOE) Conference. 1 pp .

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