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Dr Izabela Jurewicz

Lecturer in Soft Matter
+44 (0)1483 684196
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I received my PhD in Physics in May 2009 from the University of Surrey. My dissertation was entitled “Self Organization of Highly Structured Carbon-Nanotube-Polymer Composites”. Immediately following my PhD graduation I accepted a Research Assistant position at the University of Surrey investigating the development of latex-based transparent electrode material coatings as potential replacements for Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO). In March 2011 I became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on developing highly conductive silver nanowire thin films for touch screen applications.In 2013 I was awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the development of carbon nanotube based textiles for energy storage applications. In April 2016 I was appointed a lecturer in Soft Matter Physics.

Research interests

My research is interdisciplinary, involving challenges in applied physics, materials science, electrical and chemical engineering. In particular, I am engaged in fundamental and applied research in carbon nanotube based textiles for energy storage applications, highly-conductive carbon nanotube and silvernanowire thin films for touch-screen applications, optical filters and sensors using graphene-based photonic-band gap materials. More recently, my research interests moved towards the development of scaffold bio-nanomaterials, which can act as templates for tissue regeneration, to guide the growth of new tissue.

My qualifications

University of Surrey
Szczecin University of Technology , Poland

My publications


Selective mechanical transfer deposition of Langmuir graphene films for high-performance silver nanowire hybrid electrodes. M.J. Large, S.P. Ogilvie, S. Alomairy, T. Vöckerodt, D. Myles, M. Cann, H. Chan, I. Jurewicz, A.A.K. King, A.B. Dalton. Langmuir (2017) Just Accepted Manuscript (DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02799)

Biophysical interactions between pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines and pristine carbon nanotube substrates: Potential application for pancreatic cancer tissue engineering. B. Matta-Domjan, A.A.K. King, S. Totti, C. Matta, Csaba, G. Dover, P. Martinez, A. Zakhidov, R. La Ragione, H. Macedo, I. Jurewicz, E.G. Velliou. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials (2017) Just Accepted Manuscript

Multifunctional, biocompatible and pH-responsive carbon nanotube- and graphene oxide/tectomer hybrid composites and coatings. R. Garriga, I. Jurewicz, S. Seyedin, N. Bardi, S. Totti, B. Matta-Domjan, E.G. Velliou, M.A. Alkhorayef, V.L. Cebolla, J.M. Razal, A.B. Dalton, E.Muñoz. Nanoscale (2017) 9, 7791-7804.

X-ray irradiation-induced structural changes on Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes. N. Bardi, I. Jurewicz, A.K. King, M.A. Alkhorayef, D. Bradley, A.B. Dalton. Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2017) 140, 34-37.

Lower Limits of Detection in using Carbon Nanotubes as Thermoluminescent Dosimeters of Beta Radiation. A. Alanazi, I. Jurewicz, A.I. I Alalawi, A. Alyahyawi, A. Alsubiei, S. Hinder, J. Bañuls-Ciscar, M. Alkhorayef, DA Bradley. Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2017) 140, 87-91.

Finite-size scaling in silver nanowire films: design considerations for practical devices. M.J. Large, M. Cann, S.P. Ogilvie, A.A.K. King, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton. Nanoscale (2016) 8, 13701

Predicting the optoelectronic properties of nanowire films based on control of length polydispersity. M.J. Large, J. Burn, A.A.K. King, I.Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton. Nature Scientific Reports (2016) 6, 25365.

High Performance Transparent Multi-Touch Sensors Based on Silver Nanowires. M. Cann, M.J. Large, S.J. Henley, D. Milne, T. Sato, H. Chand, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton. Materials Today Communications (2016) 7, 42.

Graphene oxide as sensitive layer in Love-wave surface acoustic wave sensors for the detection of chemical warfare agent simulants. I. Sayago, D. Matatagui, M.J. Fernández, J.L. Fontecha, I. Jurewicz, R. Garriga, E. Muñoz. Talanta (2016) 148, 393-400

2-Dimensional, pH-responsive oligoglycine-based nanocarriers. R. Garriga, I. Jurewicz, E. Romero, C. Jarne, V.L. Cebolla, A.B. Dalton, E. Munoz. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2016) 8 (3), 1913-1921

Carbon nanotubes buckypaper radiation studies for medical physics applications. A. Alanazi, M. Alkhorayef, K. Alzimami, I. Jurewicz, N. Abuhadi, A. B. Dalton, D.A. Bradley. Applied Radiation and Isotopes (2016) 117, 106-110.


Stretchable Conductive Networks of Carbon Nanotubes using Plasticized Colloidal Templates. P. Worajittiphon, M. J. Large, A. A. K. King, I. Jurewicz, A. B. Dalton. Frontiers in Materials (2015) 2, 15

Insulator-Conductor Type Transitions in Graphene-Modified Silver Nanowire Networks: A Route to Inexpensive Transparent Conductors. I. Jurewicz, A. Fahimi, P.E. Lyons, R.J. Smith, M. Cann, M.L. Large, M. Tian, J. N. Coleman and A. B. Dalton. Advanced Fubctional Materials (2014) DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402547

Sensitive, High-Strain, High-Rate, Bodily Motion Sensors Based on Graphene-Rubber Composites. C.S. Boland, U. Khan, C. Backes, A. O'Neill, J. McAuley, S. Duane, R. Shanker, Y. Liu, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton, J.N. Coleman. ACS Nano (2014) 8 (9), 8819-8830

Growth and Proliferation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells on Fully Synthetic Scaffolds Based on Carbon Nanotubes. E.W. Brunner, I. Jurewicz, E. Heister, A. Fahimi, C. Bo, R.P. Sear, P.J. Donovan, A.B. Dalton. ACS applied materials & interfaces (2014) 6 (4), 2598-2603

Laser patterning of transparent conductive metal nanowire coatings: simulation and experiment. S.J. Henley, M. Cann, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton, D. Milne. Nanoscale (2014) 6 (2), 946-952

Influence of Acoustic Cavitation on the Controlled Ultrasonic Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes. A. Sesis, M. Hodnett, G. Memoli, A.J. Wain, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton, J.D. Carey, G. Hinds. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2013) 117 (48), 15141-15150

Density controlled conductivity of pristine graphene films. A. Fahimi, I. Jurewicz, R.J. Smith, C.S. Sharrock, S.J. Henley, J.N. Coleman, A.B. Dalton. Carbon (2013) 64, 435-443

Are Carbon Nanotubes a Natural Solution? Applications in Biology and Medicine. E. Heister, E.W. Brunner, G.R. Dieckmann, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton. ACS applied materials & interfaces (2013) 5, 6, 1870-1891

Importance of Capillary Forces in the Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes in a Polymer Colloid Lattice. I. Jurewicz, J.L. Keddie, A.B. Dalton. Langmuir (2012) Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/la301296u

Locking Carbon Nanotubes in Confined Lattice Geometries - A Route To Low Percolation in Conducting Composites. I. Jurewicz, P. Worajittiphon, A.A.K. King, J.L. Keddie, A.B. Dalton. J. Phys. Chem. B (2011) 115, 20, 6395-6400 (Featured on the front cover)

Aligned, isotropic and patterned carbon nanotube substrates that control the growth and alignment of Chinese hamster ovary cells. C.A.C. Abdullah, P. Asanithi, E.W. Brunner, I. Jurewicz, C. Bo, C.L. Lewis Azad, R. Ovalle-Robles, S. Fang, M. D. Lima, X. Lepro, S. Collins, R.H. Baughman, R..P Sear, A.B. Dalton. Nanotechnology (2011) 22, 205102.

Colloid-Assisted Self-Assembly of Robust, Three-Dimensional Networks of Carbon Nanotubes over Large Areas. I. Jurewicz, A. A. K. King, P. Worajittiphon, P. Asanithi, E. W. Brunner, R. P. Sear, T. J. C. Hosea, J. L. Keddie, A. B. Dalton Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2010) 10, 31, 609-615. (Featured on the front cover and on the “Materials views” website)

Enhanced Thermal Actuation in Thin Polymer Films Through Particle Nano-Squeezing by Carbon Nanotube Belts. P. Worajittiphon, I. Jurewicz, A.A.K. King, J.L. Keddie, A.B. Dalton. Advanced Materials (2010) 22, 46, 5310-5314.

Carbon-Nanotube-Based Materials for Protein Crystallization. P. Asanithi, E. Saridakis, L. Govada, I. Jurewicz, E.W. Brunner, R. Ponnusamy, R, J.A.S. Cleaver, A.B. Dalton, N.E. Chayen, R.P. Sear, RP, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2009) 1, 6, 1203-1210.

Processing: Nanotechnology meets bubbleology. A.B. Dalton, I. Jurewicz. Nature Nanotechnology (2007), 2, 6, 339-340.

Multi-functional nanocomposites of soft polymer colloids and carbon nanotubes. J.L. Keddie, T.Wang, I. Jurewicz, A.B. Dalton, C. Creton, M. Manea, J.M. Asua, PMSE Preprints (2007), 97 416-417. Publisher: American Chemical Society