Eli Sutter

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
NH W348
(402) 472-2465

Personal Links:

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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • M.Sc., Physics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.


  • PhD

Looking for Ph.D. students

The Sutter group has immediate openings for PhD students interested in Novel Materials, 2D Layered Semiconductors and Materials for Energy Applications. To apply, please submit application materials (CV,  brief statement of research experience/interests) to Prof. Eli Sutter (esutter@unl.edu).

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

About Eli Sutter

My primary research interests are in Novel Materials and Materials for Energy Applications. My research focuses on two-dimensional van der Waals materials, heterostructures, and nanostructures for energy conversion and information processing. To investigate their electronic and optoelectronic properties we develop and use novel electron microscopy and nanometer-resolved electron-excited spectroscopy techniques.

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 Sapphire Prize, Springer and Journal of Materials Science.
2007 Scientific American 50 Award for leading Contributions to Science and Technology.
2004 American Physical Society Top Physics Discoveries of the Year.

Selected Publications

Link to full list of publications.

Google scholar

  • A. Castellanos-Gomez, X. Duan, Z. Fei, H. Rodriguez Gutierrez, Y. Huang, X. Huang, J. Quereda, Q. Qian, E. Sutter, and P. Sutter, "Van der Waals Heterostructures", Nature Reviews Methods Primers 2, 58 (2022).
  • Y. Huang, P. Sutter, E. Sutter, et al., “Universal mechanical exfoliation of large-area 2D crystals”, Nature Comm. 11, 2453 (2020).
  • P. Sutter, S. Wimer, E. Sutter, "Chiral Twisted van der Waals Nanowires", Nature 570, 354 (2019).
  • P. Sutter, R. Ibragimova, H. P. Komsa, B.A. Parkinson and E. Sutter, “Ultrathin Vertical Tin Chalcogenide Heterostructures: Aligned van der Waals Epitaxy and Self-Organized Twist Superlattices”, Nature Comm. 10, 5528 (2019).
  • 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).
  • 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 Comm.  5, 4946 (2014).
  • G. Nazin, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, E. Sutter, and P. Sutter, "Visualization of Charge Transport through landau Levels in Graphene", Nature Physics 6, 870 (2010).
  • P. Sutter, J. I. Flege, and E. Sutter, "Epitaxial Graphene on Ruthenium", Nature Materials 7, 406 (2008).
  • P. Sutter and E. Sutter, "Dispensing and Surface-Induced Crystallization of Zeptoliter Liquid Metal Alloy Drops", Nature Materials 6, 363 (2007).
  • J. Zhang, K. Sasaki, E. Sutter, and R. Adzic, "Stabilization of Platinum Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts Using Gold Cluster Metal Supported Interactions", Science 315, 220 (2007).
  • F. Liu, P. Rugheimer, E. Sutter, D. E. Savage, and M. G. Lagally, "Nanomechanics: Response of a Strained Semiconductor Structure", Nature 416, 498 (2002).