Department of Physics



3 West 4.16
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386898 


Dr Adelina Ilie 


Research Interests

Ilie's research centres on hybrid nano-materials and their applications. This includes systems of inorganic nanowires encapsulated inside nanotubes; new functionalities arising from spatial confinement of the nanowire will lead to applications in nano-electronics, spintronics and electrochemistry. Her distinctive experimental approach combines the application of several techniques (SPM, electronic transport, Raman, TEM) to the same discrete nanostructure.  A highlight is the demonstration of a new technique which allows the integration of individual “fragile” biological/molecular nanostructures into devices for the first time. New collaborations with Bath Chemistry aim to couple nanotubes with molecular systems to develop spatially-controlled nanotube-molecular architectures.


Wu, Y., Ilie, A. and Crampin, S., 2017. Self-consistent charge and dipole density functional tight binding method and application to carbon-based systems. Computational Materials Science, 134, pp. 206-213.

Alshammari, A., Posner, M., Upadhyay, A., Bashir, M., Marken, F., Bagby, S. and Ilie, A., 2017. A modular sensor platform based on a versatile supramolecular multi-enzyme complex directly attached to graphene. In: GW4 Biosensors Workshop, 2017-01-18 - 2017-01-18, University of Bristol.

Alshammari, A., Posner, M. G., Upadhyay, A., Marken, F., Bagby, S. and Ilie, A., 2016. A Modular Bio-Platform Based on a Versatile Supramolecular Multi-Enzyme Complex Directly Attached to Graphene. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8 (32), 21077–21088.

Wu, Y., Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, A., Crampin, S. and Ilie, A., 2016. Quantum Interference phenomena and electronic structure in defect-controlled graphene systems. In: Atomic structure of nanosystems from first-principles simulations and microscopy experiments (AS-SIMEX 2016), 2016-05-31 - 2016-06-02.

Wu, Y., Ilie, A. and Crampin, S., 2016. Self consistent charge and dipole density functional tight binding method and its application to carbon-based systems. In: Graphene 2016, 2016-04-19 - 2016-04-22, Porto Antico di Genova Centro Congressi.

Ilie, A., 2016. Wavefunction Engineering in Graphene Systems. In: Smart Materials 2016, 2016-03-04 - 2016-03-06.

Ilie, A., 2015. Graphene systems in bottom-up tailored Coulomb potential distributions. In: Energy Materials Nanotechnology Spain Meeting, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-04.

Ilie, A., 2014. Wavefunction engineering in graphene systems. In: Nanotek 2014, 2014-12-01 - 2014-12-03.

Wolverson, D., Crampin, S., Kazemi, A. S., Ilie, A. and Bending, S. J., 2014. Raman spectra of monolayer, few-layer, and bulk ReSe2:An anisotropic layered semiconductor. ACS Nano, 8 (11), pp. 11154-11164.

Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, A., Crampin, S. and Ilie, A., 2013. Stacking-dependent superstructures at stepped armchair interfaces of bilayer/trilayer graphene. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (17), 163111.

Ilie, A., Crampin, S., Karlsson, L. and Wilson, M., 2012. Repair and stabilization in confined nanoscale systems: inorganic nanowires within single-walled carbon nanotubes. Nano Research, 5 (12), pp. 833-844.

Jones, G. J., Kazemi, A., Crampin, S., Philips, M. and Ilie, A., 2012. Surface potential variations in graphene induced by nanostructured crystalline ionic substrates. Applied Physics Express, 5 (4), 045103.

Ilie, A., Bendall, J. S., Nagaoka, K., Egger, S., Nakayama, T. and Crampin, S., 2011. Encapsulated inorganic nanostructures: A route to sizable modulated, noncovalent, on-tube potentials in carbon nanotubes. ACS Nano, 5 (4), pp. 2559-2569.

Alshammari, A., Posner, M., Jones, G., Upadhyay, A., Bagby, S., Ilie, A. and Estrela, P., 2011. Graphene-based amperometric and field-effect biosensing with supramolecular protein complexes. In: Electrochem 2011, 2011-09-05 - 2011-09-06.

Alshammari, A., Posner, M., Upadhyay, A., Bagby, S. and Ilie, A., 2011. Immobilization of E2 protein and its supramolecular complexes, and activity retention on graphene. In: Electrochemical Horizons, 2011-09-05 - 2011-09-07.

Poderys, V., Selskis, A., Ilie, A. and Rotomskis, R., 2010. Ring like TPPS4 J-aggregate structure. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Medical Physics.Vol. 2. 2 ed. Kaunas, Lithuania: Technologija, pp. 62-66.

Egger, S., Ilie, A., Machida, S. and Nakayama, T., 2008. Integration of Individual Nanoscale Structures into Devices Using Dynamic Nanostenciling. In: 2nd IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, 2008. INEC 2008. IEE, 158 - 159.

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