New Recruits

EdgeFiller has now hired two new PhD students to work within the project.

AnthonyAnthony Impellizzeri (IMN Nantes)
Anthony obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Physics at Catania University in Italy, specialising in Theoretical Nanoelectronics, before performing his Masters project at DTU Nanotech in Denmark, in the Theoretical Nanoelectronics Group.  He has joined the IMN Nantes group to work on atomic-scale computational modelling of collapsed (and filled) carbon nanotubes.  Amongst his hobbies he was a European Kung-Fu champion and enjoys playing tennis.


logo-crppEmmanuel Picheau (CRPP Bordeaux)
Emmanuel is working in the CRPP group of Dr. Alain Penicaud, developing new routes to solvation of carbon nanotubes, sheath separation, dogbone tube preparation and filling.



Training School in Carbon Nanoscience

Chris Ewels (IMN Nantes) and Anthony Impellizzeri (IMN Nantes) both participated in the summer school “Frontier research on 2D materials”, organised by the GDR and GDR-I “graphene and co”, supported by the CNRS. The training was held in the scientific institute of Cargese (Corsica, France), April 2-13, 2018.  Dr Ewels gave courses on point and line defects in 2D layered materials.  Many thanks to the organisers for a fascinating and enjoyable event!


EdgeFiller at ChemOnTubes

Members of the EdgeFiller project were present at this year’s ChemOnTubes conference in Biarritz, organised by the CRPP Bordeaux partner in our project.

It was an opporunity for several oral and poster presentations from the project showing the first results we have obtained in theoretical modelling of collapsed carbon nanotubes, experimental exfoliation and carbon nanotube seperation and suspension.



ANR EdgeFiller funding announced

The ANR funding decisions were announced in July 2016, and we are pleased that “EdgeFiller” is receiving funding for 54 months, beginning 1st October 2016.

EdgeFiller has been funded as part of the ANR “Projets Générique 2016” call, in Scientific Défi 7, Theme 8.


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