Sapna Sinha

Linacre College

DPhil Student


Sapna received her bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering, from Nagoya University in 2016. She worked on 2D materials (hBN, MoS2, graphene, black phosphorus) during her undergraduate years and finished her research thesis on investigation of electrical properties and inducing band gap in strained graphene on step-SiC substrate, under the guidance of Prof. Kusunoki, in collaboration with Prof. Shinohara and Prof. Kitaura at Nagoya University. She is now working on low dimensional materials - studying their properties, synthesis and application.


10. Sapna Sinha, Taishan Zhu, Arthur France-Lanord, Yuewen Sheng, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Kyriakos Porfyrakis, Jamie H. Warner Atomic structure and defect dynamics of monolayer lead iodide nanodisks with epitaxial alignment on graphene; Nature Comms., 2020

9. Viktoryia Shautsova, Sapna Sinha, Linlin Hou, Qianyang Zhang, Martin Tweedie, Yang Lu, Yuewen Sheng, Benjamin F. Porter, Harish Bhaskaran, Jamie H. Warner Direct Laser Patterning and Phase Transformation of 2D PdSe2 Films for On-Demand Device Fabrication; ACS Nano, 2019

8. Gyeong Hee Ryu, Taishan Zhu, Jun Chen, Sapna Sinha, Viktoryia Shautsova, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Jamie H. Warner Striated 2D Lattice with Sub‐nm 1D Etch Channels by Controlled Thermally Induced Phase Transformations of PdSe2; Advanced Materials, 2019

7. Syed Ghazi Sarwat, Zengguang Cheng, Nathan Youngblood, Mohd Sharizal Alias, Sapna Sinha, Jamie H. Warner, and Harish Bhaskaran Strong Opto-structural coupling in low dimensional GeSe3 films; Nano Letters, 2019

6.Jun Chen, Gyeong Hee Ryu, Sapna Sinha, and Jamie H. Warner Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Defects and Grain Boundaries in 2D Pd2Se3 Monolayers; ACS Nano, 2019

5. Yuewen Sheng, Tongxin Chen, Yang Lu, Ren-Jie Chang, Sapna Sinha, and Jamie H. Warner High-Performance WS2 Monolayer Light-Emitting Tunneling Devices Using 2D Materials Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition; ACS Nano, 2019

4. Romain Lhermerout, Christophe Diederichs, Sapna Sinha, Kyriakos Porfyrakis, and Susan Perkin Are Buckminsterfullerenes “Molecular Ball Bearings”?; The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018

3. Mihael A. Gerkman, Sapna Sinha, Jamie H. Warner, and Grace G. D. Han Direct Imaging of Photoswitching Molecular Conformations Using Individual Metal Atom Markers; ACS Nano, 2018

2. Sapna Sinha, Yuewen Sheng, Ian Griffiths, Neil P. Young, Si Zhou, Angus I. Kirkland, Kyriakos Porfyrakis, and Jamie H. Warner In Situ Atomic-Level Studies of Gd Atom Release and Migration on Graphene from a Metallofullerene Precursor; ACS Nano, 2018

1. S. Sinha, Y. Takabayashi, H. Shinohara and R. Kitaura Simple fabrication of air-stable black phosphorus heterostructures with large-area hBN sheets grown by chemical vapor deposition method, 2D Materials, 2016, 3 (3).

Department of Materials
University of Oxford
16 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH