Alexey Lipatov

Research Assistant Professor
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Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
604B Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304
(402) 472-3543


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA (2016)
Ph.D., Materials Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
M.S. Equivalent (Specialist Diploma), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (2008)

Research Interests

Materials science, inorganic chemistry, 2D materials, nanoelectronics, sensors

I'm a material scientist, focused on exploration of properties and applications of low-dimensional materials like graphene, GO, MoS2, TiS3, MXenes. I have an expertise in 2D materials' synthesis, nanofabrication, electrical measurements, and characterization by various methods. My current projects include:

  • Investigation of memory properties of heterostructures based on 2D materials and ferroelectrics with vertical (FTJs) and horizontal (FE FETs) transport;
  • Exploration of properties of gas sensor arrays (e-nose) based on graphene, reduced graphene oxide and TiS3;
  • Characterization of electrical and structural properties of other low dimensional materials, namely MXenes and quasi-one dimensional TiS3;
  • Probing graphene materials as a protective layer (coatings, membranes) for nanostructures and other materials. This also includes covering graphene with polymers.

Selected Publications

(1) A. Lipatov, H. Lu, M. Alhabeb, B. Anasori, A. Gruverman, Y. Gogotsi, and A. Sinitskii. Elastic properties of 2D Ti3C2Tx MXene monolayers and bilayers, Science Advances, 2018, 4(6), eaat0491. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat0491 

(2) A. Lipatov, M. Alhabeb, M.R. Lukatskaya, A. Boson, Y. Gogotsi and A. Sinitskii. Effect of synthesis on quality, electronic properties and environmental stability of individual monolayer Ti3C2 MXene flakes, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2016, 2(12), 1600255. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600255.

(3) A. Lipatov, P. Sharma, A. Gruverman, A. Sinitskii. Optoelectrical Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2)—Ferroelectric Memories. ACS Nano, 2015, 9(8), pp.8089-8098. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b02078 

(4) A. Lipatov, P. M. Wilson, M. Shekhirev, J. D. Teeter, R. Netusil, A. Sinitskii. Few-layer titanium trisulfide (TiS3) field-effect transistors. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, pp. 12291-12296. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR01895A.

(5) H. Lu,* A. Lipatov,* S. Ryu, D. J. Kim, M. Y. Zhuravlev, C. B. Eom, E. Y. Tsymbal, A. Sinitskii, A. Gruverman.   Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions with Graphene Electrodes. Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 5518. * – equal contribution. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6518

(6) A. Lipatov, A. Varezhnikov, P. Wilson, V. Sysoev, A. Kolmakov, A. Sinitskii. Highly selective gas sensor arrays based on thermally reduced graphene oxide. Nanoscale, 2013, 5 (12), pp. 5426-5434. DOI: 10.1039/c3nr00747b