Eli Sutter

Eli Sutter

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NH W348
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-2465
esutter@unl.edu
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Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • M.S., Condensed Matter Physics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Looking for Ph.D. students

The Sutter group has immediate openings for two Postdoctoral Research Associates:

(1) Postdoctoral Position in "In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy"

The Sutter group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (http://unlcms.unl.edu/engineering/mme/eli-sutter/welcome) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of in-situ electron microscopy. The successful candidate will work on in-situ microscopy in wet environments, i.e., liquids, solutions, colloidal suspensions, etc. applied to energy-relevant materials and processes, e.g., understanding the solution synthesis of nanomaterials and heterostructures as well as self-assembly. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field. Requires extensive experience in transmission electron microscopy (TEM), including instrument operation, in-situ experiments in different environments and temperatures, independent data acquisition and analysis. Experience in synthesis of nanomaterials as well as DNA- conjugation will be a plus.

To apply, please submit application materials (CV, publication list, brief (1 page) statement of research experience/interests) to Prof. Eli Sutter (esutter@unl.edu).

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(2) Postdoctoral Position in "MEMS, Micro-/Nanofabrication of Novel Platforms for In-Situ Microscopy"

The Sutter group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (http://unlcms.unl.edu/engineering/mme/eli-sutter/welcome) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate in MEMS and microfabrication, particularly the development of novel fluidic platforms for in-situ electron microscopy. The work will use extensive local cleanroom facilities, shared infrastructure in National User Facilities, and advanced electron microscopy capabilities in our group for designing, building, and testing integrated fluidic cells that can enable groundbreaking advances in real-time microscopy at the nanoscale.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field. Experience in all aspects of silicon-based MEMS technology or micro-/nanofabrication (design, fabrication, device integration, testing) is required. Experience in using microfabrication resources at National User Facilities will be a plus.

To apply, please submit application materials (CV, publication list, brief (1 page) statement of research experience/interests) to Prof. Eli Sutter (esutter@unl.edu).


Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • In-situ, variable temperature transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies of properties of nanoscale objects – alloy phase diagrams, solute solubility, phase transformations: melting and crystallization, oxidation, solid state reactions such as silicidation.
  • Real -time TEM observations of processes in liquid environments: assembly of nanoparticles in colloids and solutions, growth processes - formation of core-shell nanoparticles & complex nanostructures, galvanic replacement reactions, protein self-assemblies, etc.
  • Mechanisms of epitaxial growth and nanostructure formation. Self-assembly, self-organization of nanowires, core-shell semiconductor-graphene and metal-graphene nanoparticles and nanowires, nanostructured materials.
  • 2-D materials: graphene, h-BN, metal dichalcogenides, heterostructures: epitaxy on transition metals, growth mechanism, band structure, transport properties.

 

Inventions/Patents
  1. “Assembly of Ordered Carbon Shells on Semiconducting Nanomaterials”, U.S. Patent No. 7,714,317 [issued May 11, 2010].
  2. “Apparatus for Dispensing Material”, U.S. Patent No. 7,972,560 [issued July 5, 2011].
  3. “Segmented Nanowires Displaying Locally Controllable Properties”, U.S. Patent No. 8,389,387 [issued March 5, 2013].
  4. “Assembly of Ordered Carbon Shells on Semiconducting Nanomaterials”, S.N. 12/658.810, U.S. Patent No. 8,278,124 B2 [issued October 2, 2012].
  5. "Processing of Monolayer Materials via Interfacial Reactions", No. 8728433 [issued May 20, 2014].
  6. “Stable and Metastable Nanowires Displaying Locally Controllable Properties” No. 8890115 [issued November 18, 2014].
  7. “Monolayer and/or Few Layer Graphene on Metal or Metal-Coated Substrates”, No. 9006644 [issued April 14, 2015].

 

About Eli Sutter

My primary research interests are in Novel Materials and Materials for Energy Applications. We are using state-of-the-art in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods for studying the properties of nanoscale objects, that is how nanomaterials behave differently from bulk materials. We perform TEM imaging in real time while processes are going on for example at high temperature. We work on synthesis/fabrication of new materials, notably core-shell nanoparticles and nanowires, whose optoelectronic properties we investigate by spectroscopy inside the TEM. We are also among the few groups that perform electron microscopy in liquid environments. Here we are interested in understanding the organization of nanoparticles in colloids and solutions, growth processes, galvanic replacement reactions, protein self-assemblies, etc.



Experience

  • 2006 – May 31 2015, Scientist with permanent appointment @ Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • 2004 – 2005, Associate Scientist @ Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
  • 2001– 2003, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) @ Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines.
  • 1998 – 2000, Research Assistant Professor @ Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines.
  • 1997 - 1998, Postdoctoral fellow @ Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1995 - 1996, Federal Postdoctoral Research Fellow @ Laboratorium für  Festkörperphysik, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland.

Honors and Awards

2015 Battelle Inventor of the Year Award.

2015 Long Island Technology Hall of Fame: Patent of the Year, Category: Innovation in Industry.

2013 Guest Professor (1 month, November 2013): Sorbonne/Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

2011 Editor’s choice in Science: Ian S. Osborne, “Reflecting Atoms off Graphene” Science 16 December 2011: 1473-1475.

2011 Sapphire Prize, Springer and Journal of Materials Science.

2011 Invited Talk at the Symposium in Honor of 100th Anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize for International Year of Chemistry, organized by Division of Physical Chemistry, at the 242 American Chemical Society Meeting.

2010 Thompson Reuters feature – Highly Cited Paper on Epitaxial Graphene.

2007 Scientific American 50 Award for leading Contributions to Science and Technology.

2004 American Physical Society Top Physics Discoveries of the Year.

1995 Swiss Federal Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Selected Publications

    • P. Sutter, Y. Li, C. Argyropoulos, and E. Sutter, “In-situ electron microscopy of the plasmon-mediated growth of Ag nanoprisms”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 6771 (2017).
    • E. Sutter, and P. Sutter, “In-Situ Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy of Ag-Au Galvanic Replacement Reactions”, Nanoscale 9, 1271 (2017).
    • E. Sutter, P. Sutter, A. Tkachenko, R. Krahne, M. Arciniegas, and L. Manna, “In-Situ Microscopy of the Self-Assembly of Branched-Nanocrystal in Solutions”, Nature Comm 7, 11213 (2016).
    • Y. Huang, Jingsi Qiao, K. He, S. Bliznakov, E. Sutter, F. Meng, D. Su, Jeremy Decker, Wei Ji, Rodney Ruoff, and Peter Sutter, “Degradation of Black Phosphorus: The Role of Oxygen and Water”, Chem. Mater. 28, 8330 (2016).
    • E. Sutter, Y. Huang, H.-P. Komsa, M. Ghorbani-Asl, A. Krasheninnikov, and P. Sutter, “Electron-Beam Induced Transformations of Layered Tin Dichalcogenides”, Nano Lett. 16, 4410 (2016).
    • K. Ouadahi, A. Andrieux-Ledier, J. Richardi, P-.A. Albouy, P. Baunier, P. Sutter, E. Sutter, and A. Courty, “Tuning the growth mode of single 3D silver nanocrystal superlattices via triphenylphosphine”, Chem. Mater. 28, 4380 (2016).
    • H. Zang, P. Routh, Y. Huang, J. Chen, E. Sutter, P. Sutter, and M. Cotlet, “Nonradiative Energy Transfer from Individual CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots to Single-Layer and Few-Layer Tin Disulfide”, ACS Nano 9, 10612 (2016).
    • P. Sutter, S. Tenney, F. Ivars-Barcelo, and E. Sutter, “Alloy Oxidation as a Route to Chemically Active Nanocomposites of Gold Atoms in a Reducible Oxide Matrix”, Nanoscale Horiz. 1, 212 (2016).
    • Y. Huang, H. Zang, J. Chen, E. Sutter, P. Sutter, C.-Y. Nam, and M. Cotlet “Hybrid quantum dot-tin disulfide field-effect transistors with improved photocurrent and spectral responsivity”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108 (2016).
    • C. Medina-Plaza, M. L.  Rodriguez-Mendez, P. Sutter, X. Tong, and E. Sutter,Nanoscale Au-In alloy-oxide core-shell particles as electrocatalysts for efficient hydroquinone detection” J. Phys. Chem. C. 119, 25100 (2015).
    • Y. Huang, E. Sutter, N. N. Shi, J. Zheng, T. Yang, D. Englund, H. Gao, and P. Sutter,Reliable Exfoliation of Large-Area High-Quality Flakes of Graphene and Other Two-Dimensional Materials”, ACS Nano 9, 10612 (2015).
    • T. H. Vo, G. Perera, M. Shekirev, M. M. Pour, D. A. Kunkel, H. Lu, A. Gruverman, E. Sutter, M. Cotlet, D. Nykypanchuk, P. Zahl, A. Enders, A. Sinitskii, P. Sutter, "Nitrogen-doping induced self-assembly of graphene nanoribbon-based 2D and 3D metamaterials," Nano Lett. 15, 5770 (2015).
    • E. Sutter and P. Sutter, Determination of redox reaction rates and –orders by in-situ liquid cell electron microscopy of Pd and Au solution growth”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 16865 (2014).
    • Y. Huang, E. Sutter, J. T. Sadowski, M. Cotlet, O. Monti, M. Neupane, R. Lake, B. Parkinson, and P. Sutter, “SnS2 – An emerging layered metal dichalcogenide semiconductor: Materials properties and device applications”, ACS Nano 8, 10743 (2014).
    • E. Sutter, K. Jungjohann, S. Bliznakov, A. Courty, E. Maisonhaute, and P. Sutter, “In-situ Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy of Ag-Pd Galvanic Replacement Reactions on Ag Nanoparticles”, Nature Commun.  5, 4946 (2014).
    • L. Camilli, E.Sutter, and P. Sutter, “Growth of two-dimensional materials on non-catalytic substrates: h-BN/Au(111)”, 2D Materials 1, 025003 (2014).
    • P. Sutter, Y. Huang, and E. Sutter, “Nanoscale Integration of Two-Dimensional Materials by Lateral Heteroepitaxy”, Nano Letters 14, 4846 (2014).
    • P. Sutter, and E. Sutter, “Thickness Determination of Few-layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride Films by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Auger Electron Spectroscopy”, APL Materials 2, 092502 (2014).
    • E. Sutter, F. Ivars-Barcelo, and P. Sutter, “Size-Dependent Room Temperature Oxidation of Sn Nanoparticles”, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization 8, 879 (2014).
    • A. Haab, M. Mikulics, E. Sutter, J. Jin, T. Stoica, B. Kardynal, T. Rieger, D. Gruetzmacher, and H. Hardtdegen, “Evolution and Characteristics of GaN Nanowires Produced via Maskless Reactive Ion Etching”, Nanotechnology 25, 255301 (2014).
    • R. Cortés, D. P. Acharya, E. Sutter, and P. Sutter, “Graphene on Ru(0001) Moiré Corrugation and Role of van der Waals Interaction in Au/graphene/Ru (0001) surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 20675 (2013).
    • E. Koren, E. Sutter, S. Bliznakov, and P. Sutter, “Isolation of High Quality Graphene from Ru by Solution Phase Intercalation”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 121602 2013.
    • K. L. Jungjohann, S. Bliznakov, P. W. Sutter, E. A. Stach, and E. A. Sutter, “In-Situ Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy of the Solution Growth of Au-Pd Core Shell Nanostructures”, Nano Lett. 13, 2964 (2013).
    • E. Sutter, X. Tong, K. Jungjohann, and P. Sutter, “Oxidation of nanoscale Au-In alloy particles as a possible route toward stable Au-based catalysts”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  110, 10519 (2013).
    • P. Sutter, P. Albrecht, X. Tong, and E. Sutter, “Mechanical Decoupling of Graphene from Ru(0001) by Interfacial Reactions with Oxygen”, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 6320 (2013).
    • P. Sutter and E. Sutter, “Microscopy of graphene growth, processing, and properties”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 2617 (2013).
    • E. Sutter and P. Sutter, “Size-Dependent Room Temperature Oxidation of In Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 20574 (2012).
    • P. Sutter, R. Cortes, J. Lahiri, and E. Sutter, “Monolayer Graphene-Boron Nitride Heterostructures”, Nano Lett. 12, 4869 (2012).
    • C. Koenigsmann, E. Sutter, R. Adzic, and S. S. Wong, “Size and Composition-Dependent Enhancement of Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Performance in Ultrathin Palladium-Gold (Pd1-xAux) Nanowires”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 15297 (2012).
    • S. Bliznakov, M. Vukmirovic, L. Yang, E. A. Sutter, and R. R. Adzic, "Pt Monolayer on Electrodeposited Pd Nanostructures-Advanced Cathode Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells", J. Electrochemical Society 159, F501 (2012).
    • E. Sutter and P. Sutter, ‘Enhanced Oxidation of Nanoscale In Particles at the Interface with a Si Nanowire’, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 231602 (2012).
    • C. Koenigsmann, E. Sutter, T. Fanara, R. Adzic, and S. S. Wong, “Highly Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Performance in Bimetallic Palladium Based Nanowires Prepared under Ambient, Surfactantless Conditions”, Nano Lett. 12, 2013 (2012).
    • P. Sutter, C. Ciobanu, and E. Sutter, “Real-time microscopy of graphene growth on epitaxial metal films”, Small 8, 2250 (2012).

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