Peter Sutter

  • Ph.D., Solid-State Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
  • M.S., Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland

Research Interests
  • 2D Materials: Metal chalcogenide semiconductors, graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, heterostructures of 2D/layered materials: Fundamental growth mechanisms, scalable synthesis; electronic structure, optoelectronic properties, charge transport; defect chemistry & functionalization; devices for electronics, energy applications, sensing
  • Nanomaterials: Semiconductor nanowires & nanowire heterostructures; nanoscale heterostructures (in-plane structures & vertical stacks) of 2D materials; programmable self-assembled supra-crystalline architectures built from nanoparticle components
  • Energy conversion & energy efficiency: Energy harvesting & photovoltaics
  • Advanced methods development: In-situ and microscopy & spectroscopy; low-energy & photoelectron microscopy; advanced electron microscopy techniques, high-resolution cathodoluminescence spectroscopy in STEM; scanning probe microscopy & spectroscopy; electron and scanning probe microscopy & spectroscopy at elevated gas pressures and in liquids

  • “Monolayer and/or Few Layer Graphene on Metal or Metal-Coated Substrates”, U.S. Patent No. 9006644 (issued April 14, 2015)
  • “Stable and Metastable Nanowires Displaying Locally Controllable Properties”, U.S. Patent No. 8890115 (issued November 18, 2014)
  • “Processing of Monolayer Materials via Interfacial Reactions”, U.S. Patent No. 8728433 (issued May 20, 2014)
  • “Assembly of Ordered Carbon Shells on Semiconducting Nanomaterials”, U.S. Patent No. 8,278,124 B2 (issued October 2, 2012)
  • “Segmented Nanowires Displaying Locally Controllable Properties”, U.S. Patent No. 8,389,387 (issued March 5, 2013)
  • “Apparatus for Dispensing Material”, U.S. Patent No. 7,972,560 (issued July 5, 2011)
  • “Assembly of Ordered Carbon Shells on Semiconducting Nanomaterials”, U.S. Patent No. 7,714,317 (issued May 11, 2010)

Honors and Awards
  • Battelle Inventor of the Year - 2015
  • Long Island Technology Hall of Fame, Patent of the Year - 2015
  • General Chair, International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology - 2014
  • Executive Committee Member, Surface Science Division of the American Vacuum Society - 2013
  • Science Editor’s Choice: “Reflecting Atoms off Graphene” - 2011
  • Sapphire Prize, Journal of Materials Research/Springer - 2011
  • Thomson Reuters - Highly Cited Paper on Epitaxial Graphene - 2010
  • Scientific American 50 Award for Leading Contributions to Science and Technology - 2007
  • American Physical Society Top Physics Discoveries of the Year - 2004
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award - 2000
  • Research Corporation Research Innovation Award - 1999
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - 1997
  • European Materials Society Young Scientist Award - 1995

Selected Publications
  • Peter Sutter, Shawn Wimer, and Eli Sutter, "Chiral twisted van der Waals Nanowires," Nature 570, 354-357 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1147-x
  • Peter Sutter, Rina Ibragimova, Hannu-Pekka Komsa, Bruce A. Parkinson, and Eli Sutter, "Self-organized twist-heterostructures via aligned van der Waals epitaxy and solid-state transformations," Nature Communications 10, 5528 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13488-5
  • Peter Sutter, Jia Wang, Eli Sutter, "Wrap-around core-shell heterostructures of layered crystals," Advanced Materials 31, 1902166 (2019), DOI: 10.1002/adma.201902166
  • Peter Sutter and Eli Sutter, "Growth mechanisms of anisotropic layered group IV chalcogenides on van der Waals substrates for energy conversion applications," ACS Applied Nano Materials 1, 3026 (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00660
  • P. Sutter, Y. Li, C. Argyropoulos, and E. Sutter, "In situ electron microscopy of plasmon-mediated nanocrystal synthesis," Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, 6771 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03668
  • E. Sutter, Y. Huang, H.-P. Komsa, M. Ghorbani-Asl, A.V. Krasheninnikov, and P. Sutter, "Electron-Beam Induced Transformations of Layered Tin Dichalcogenides," Nano Letters 16, 4410 (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01541
  • Eli Sutter, Peter Sutter, Alexei V. Tkachenko, Roman Krahne, Joost de Graaf, Milena Arciniegas, and Liberato Manna, "In situ microscopy of the self-assembly of branched nanocrystals in solution," Nature Communications 7, Article number:11213 (2016), doi:10.1038/ncomms11213