The University of Southampton

Dr Nema Abdelazim PhD

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Nema received her master's in solid-state physics from Assiut University, Egypt. She then obtained her Ph.D. from 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 joined the quantum Young group at the department of physics, Lancaster University in Jan 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher, working on quantum security devices. Nema does research in Materials Science and Quantum Physics. Nema co-authored 11 publications and 3 patents (pending). A most recent publication is 'Room Temperature Synthesis of HgTe Quantum Dots in an Aprotic Solvent Realizing High Photoluminescence Quantum Yields in the Infrared'.In ACS nano (ranking #15 of all journals in Google Scholar metrics! Impact Factor 13.9 ). In addition, Nema works as a Postdoctoral researcher with the company (Quantum Base Ltd) to create security tags using low dimensional materials for marketing (quantum security tags). She then 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. TMDCs are directly deposited into a fabricated back-gate transistor structure to create a demonstrator device; this approach would eliminate several expensive and inconvenient processing steps.


Research interests

Nanomaterials (synthesis & characterisation) 

Optoelectronic devices (fabrication & characterisation)


Noori, Yasir, Thomas, Shibin, Ramadan, Sami, Smith, Danielle, 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).

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