Elisa Riedo

Elisa Riedo completed both her B.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Milan and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnic Federale Lausanne in Switzerland. Riedo previously taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2015, where she served as Professor of Physics. She is particularly well known for her pioneering work in thermochemical nanolithography, a technique used to create nanoscale chemical patterns with applications in biomedicine, nanoelectronics, and magnetic materials. She has also made fundamental contributions to physics and chemistry at the nanoscale, including insights into nano-mechanics and the properties of water confined in nano-spaces, relevant in all living systems. She is widely published, has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Riedo is also a professor in The City College of New York’s Department of Physics.

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

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


Room-temperature metastability of multilayer graphene oxide films
Suenne Kim, Si Zhou, Yike Hu, Muge Acik, Yves J Chabal, Claire Berger, Walt De Heer, Angelo Bongiorno, Elisa Riedo
Nature Materials 11, 544 (2012)
Structured and viscous water in subnanometer gaps
J Gao, R Szoszkiewicz, U Landman, E Riedo
Physical Review B 75, 115415 (2007)