Iolanda Di Bernardo


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Dr. Iolanda Di Bernardo was awarded her PhD from Sapienza, University of Rome in 2018, after conducting research on low dimensional systems in Italy, France and Australia. She currently holds a Women in FLEET postdoctoral fellowship at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), and she is based at Monash University.Before joining Monash. Iolanda worked as a Research Assistant at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Iolanda was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 2 NANOPHI project grant in 2017, an exchange fellowship between the EU, Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian Endeavour Fellowship in 2015.

Research interests

I am interested in the electronic structure and transport properties of two-dimensional topological materials, such as topological insulators and topological Dirac semimetals. These belong to a new and exciting class of matter displaying unique electronic properties, and hold the potential to be the building blocks of a new generation of low-energy electronics, limiting the energy usage in computing.

I grow these materials layer by layer via molecular beam epitaxy, and probe them via a combination of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques.

Supervision interests

I am currently accepting PhD, masters and Honours students on different projects on atomically thin materials.


Currently available PhD projects, see below:

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, PhD, Sapienza Universita di Roma (University of Rome)

Award Date: 23 Jul 2018

External positions

Research Assistant, Australian National University

Oct 2018Jul 2019

Research area keywords

  • 2D materials
  • Topological Materials


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