Dr Izabela Jurewicz

EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Biography

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”.  Preceding this, I obtained a MSc in Materials Engineering (five years course with the emphasis put on Functional Materials) from Szczecin University of Technology (Poland) in 2005. The final year of my MSc course I spent at the Polymer Composite Group at the Technical University in Hamburg-Harburg (Germany) where I carried out research work for my MSc thesis.  
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.
I have recently been awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will be focused on the development of carbon nanotube based textiles for energy storage applications.

Publications

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)

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

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