Manish Chhowalla

  • Title: Professor and Associate Department Chair
  • Phone: (848) 445-5619
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Manish Chhowalla is an Associate Professor and the Donald H. Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics at Rutgers University in NJ USA. At Rutgers University he was awarded the NSF CAREER Award for young scientists as well as the Sigma Xi Outstanding Young Investigator for the Mid Atlantic Region. Before Rutgers, he was a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge after completing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering there. Prior to his PhD, he worked for Multi-Arc Inc. (now Ion Bond) where he developed one of the first applications of “amorphous diamond” thin films. His technological interests are in the synthesis and characterization of novel carbon materials and their incorporation into devices for electrical, optical and mechanical applications. Fundamentally, he is interested in understanding the role of disorder in determining material properties. His research topics presently include investigation of the opto-electronic properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes, organic memory and photovoltaic devices, structural properties of boron carbide, and deposition of carbide and nitride thin films. He has over 100 publications with over 4,700 citations (h-index = 34) on these topics.

He has served on organizing committees for numerous international conferences. Most recently, he is organizing Symposium L at the MRS Fall 2009 Meeting in Boston. The Symposium highlighted recent advances in solution processable electronics using carbon nanomaterials. He also serves on the Advisory Board of companies such Silcan Nanotechnology Inc (Hong Kong) and Graphenea (a start-up company in San Sebastian, Spain).


“Carbon and oxygen interactions during reduction of chemically derived graphene oxide” A K Bagri, C. Mattevi, M Acik, Y Chabal, M Chhowalla, V Shenoy, Nature Chemistry, In Press.

“Solution-processable graphene oxide as an efficient hole transport layer in polymer solar cells” hao-Sian Li, Kun-Hua Tu, Chih-Cheng Lin, Chun-Wei Chen and Manish Chhowalla, ACS Nano, Publication Date (Web): May 19, 2010, DOI: 10.1021/nn100551j

“Chemically derived graphene oxide: Towards large area electronics and opto-electronics” G Eda and M Chhowalla, An Invited Review in Advanced Materials, Published Online: Apr 28 2010 4:16PM, DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903689

“Graphene and mobile ions: All plastic solution processed light emitting devices” P Matyba, H Yamaguchi, G Eda, M Chhowalla, L Edman and N D Robinson, ACS Nano, 4, 637 – 642 (2010).

“Highly uniform 300mm wafer scale deposition of single and multilayered chemically derived graphene thin films” H Yamaguchi, G Eda, C Mattevi and M Chhowalla, ACS Nano 4, 524 – 528 (2010).

“Blue photoluminescence from chemically derived graphene oxide” G Eda, Y Y Lin, C Mattevi, H Yamaguchi, H A Chen, I S Chen, C W Chen, M Chhowalla, Advanced Materials, Published online Nov 9, 2009, DOI: 10.1002/adma.200901996.

“Evolution of electrical, chemical and structural properties of transparent and conducting chemically derived graphene thin films” Cecilia Mattevi, Goki Eda, Stefano Agnoli, Steve Miller, K. Andre Mkhoyan, Ozgur Celik, Daniel Mastrogiovanni, Gaetano Granozzi, Eric Garfunkel, and Manish Chhowalla, Advanced Functional Materials 19, 2577 – 2583 (2009).

“Atomic and electronic structure of graphene oxide” K A Mkhoyan, A W Countryman, J Silcox, D A Stewart, G Eda, C Mattevi, S Miller and M Chhowalla, Nano Letters 9, 1058 – 1063 (2009).

“Graphene based composite thin films for electronics” G Eda and M Chhowalla, Nano Letters 9, 814 – 818 (2009).

Large-area ultrathin films of reduced graphene oxide as a transparent and flexible electronic material” G Eda, G Fanchini and M Chhowalla, Nature Nanotechnology 3, 270 – 274 (2008). 

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