Webinars: NanoFrazor

Thermochemical SPL for Biomedical Applications and Electronics

Speaker: Prof. Elisa Riedo, New York University


  • thermochemical (tc)-SPL for patterning proteins and enzymes with single enzyme resolution
  • tc-SPL for tissue engineering applications
  • Applications on doping and metal electrodes patterning in 2D materials


Presentation: 30 min

Q&A: 15 min



Two-dimensional semiconductors, such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), exhibit a variety of properties that could be useful in the development of novel electronic devices. However, nanopatterning metal electrodes on such atomic layers, which is typically achieved using electron beam lithography, is currently problematic, leading to non-ohmic contacts and high Schottky barriers.

In this talk, I will show that thermal scanning probe lithography can be used to fabricate high-quality metal contacts on 2D materials, offering excellent performance for 2D electronic devices.

Speaker's Bio:

Elisa Riedo graduated summa cum laude in Physics at the University of Milano, and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2000 with a joint thesis between the University of Milano, and the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. She then worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Riedo was a Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2015. She is particularly well known for her pioneering work in thermochemical scanning probe lithography (SPL), a technique used to create nanoscale chemical patterns with applications in biomedicine, nanoelectronics, and magnetic materials. She has also made fundamental contributions in nano-mechanics, 2D materials, and nano-confined water, relevant in all living systems. She is widely published, has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.


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