Elisa Riedo

  • Herman F. Mark Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Professor of Physics at NYU’s College of Arts and Science

  • Director, Faculty Development


Elisa Riedo

Elisa Riedo is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. She is also Professor of Physics at NYU College of Arts and Science and affiliated Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Previously, Riedo was Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2015. She graduated summa cum laude in Physics at the University of Milano, and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2000 with a joint thesis between the University of Milano, and the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. She then worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. She is particularly well known for her pioneering work in thermal scanning probe lithography (tSPL), a novel and sustainable nanofabrication technique  with applications in biomedicine, nanoelectronics, and magnetic materials. She has also made fundamental contributions in nanomechanics, graphene, diamene, 2D materials, and nano-confined water. She is widely published, and has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Research Interests
Nanotechnology, Nanomechanics, Water, Nanofabrication, 2D materials, Graphene, Nanomedicine

University of Milano, Italy  2000
Ph.D., Physics

University of Milano, Italy  1995
B.S., Physics


Mentoring Style: Informal, open discussions, sense of humor, like mixing work and good food

My Science: Nanoelectronics, NanoBioTechnology, Nanomechanics

Selected Publications:

“Cost and Time Effective Lithography of Reusable Millimeter Size Bone Tissue Replicas With Sub‐15 nm Feature Size on A Biocompatible Polymer”, Advanced Functional Materials (2021) https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202008662. (Cover Article)

“Pressure-induced formation and mechanical properties of 2D diamond boron nitride”, Advanced Science (2021) 8, 2002541, https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202002541. (Cover Article)

 “Nanofabrication of graphene field-effect transistors by thermal scanning probe lithography”, Applied Physics Letters Materials (2021) 9 (1), 011107 https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0026159

“Spatial Defects Nanoengineering for Bipolar Conductivity in MoS2”,  Nature Communications (2020) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17241-1 

Patterning metal contacts on monolayer MoS2 with vanishing Schottky barrier using thermal nanolithography”, Nature Electronics 17–25 (2019https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-018-0191-0 

 “Ultra-hard carbon film from epitaxial two-layer graphene” Nature Nanotechnology 13, (2018), doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0023-9

 “Nanopatterning reconfigurable magnetic landscapes via thermally assisted scanning probe lithography” Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 545–551 (2016) (Cover article) 

 “Elastic coupling between layers in two-dimensional materials”, Nature Materials 14, 714–721 (2015

 “Advanced Scanning Probe Lithography”, Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 577 (2014). 

 “Room Temperature Metastability of Multilayer Epitaxial Graphene Oxide”, Nature Materials, 11, 544, (2012). 

 "Nanoscale Tunable Reduction of Graphene Oxide for Graphene Electronics," Science, 328, 1373-1376, (2010). 

 “Structured and viscous water in subnanometer gaps”, Phys. Rev. B 75, 115415 (2007). 

 “Elastic Property of Vertically Aligned Nanowires/Nanotubes”, Nano Letters 12, 1954 (2005). 

 “Radial Elasticity of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 175502, (2005). 

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