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Vikas Berry, PhD

Professor and Department Head

Department of Chemical Engineering


Building & Room:

226A EIB


929 W. Taylor St, MC 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:



Research Interests

2D Nanomaterials (Graphene,Metal Dichalcogenides, BN etc)


Materials Science

Electronic Materials

Molecular Devices


Selected Publications

  1. Sanjay Behura*, Chen Wang, Yu Wen, and Vikas Berry*, “Graphene/Semiconductor Heterojunction Sheds Light on Emerging Photovoltaics“, Nature Photonics, 13, 312–318, 2019
  2. N. Mohanty, D. Moore, Z. Xu, T. S. Sreeprasad, A. Nagaraja, A. A. Rodriguez and V. Berry*“Nanotomy Based Production of Transferrable and Dispersible Graphene-Nanostructures of Controlled Shape and Size”, Nature Communications, 3, Article number: 844, 2012
  3. Songwei Che, Kabeer Jasuja, Sanjay K. Behura, Phong Nguyen, T. S. Sreeprasad, and Vikas Berry*, “Retained Carrier-Mobility and Enhanced Plasmonic-Photovoltaics of Graphene via ring-centered η6 Functionalization and Nano-Interfacing“, Nano Letters, 17 (7), 4381-4389, 2017
  4. V. Berry*, “Impermeability of Graphene and its Applications”, Carbon, 62, 1–10, 2013
  5. N. Mohanty and V. Berry*, “Graphene-based Single-Bacterium Resolution Biodevice and DNA-Transistor – Interfacing Graphene-Derivatives with Nano and Micro Scale Biocomponents”, Nano Letters, 8, 4469-4476, 2008
  6. Sanjay Behura, Phong Nguyen, Songwei Che, Rousan Debbarma, Michael Seacrist and Vikas Berry*, “Chemical Interaction Guided, Metal-Free Growth of Large-Area Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Silicon-Based Substrates“, ACS Nano, 11 (5), 4985-4994 2017
  7. Shikai Deng, Enlai Gao, Yanlei Wang, Soumyo Sen, Sreeprasad Theruvakkattil Sreenivasan, Sanjay Behura, Zhiping Xu, Petr Kral, and Vikas Berry*, “Confined, Oriented and Electrically Anisotropic Graphene Wrinkles on Bacteria“, ACS Nano, 10 (9), 8403, 2016
  8. K. Jasuja, K. Ayinde, C. Davis, S. K. Behura, M. Ikenberry, D. Moore, K. Hohn and V. Berry*, “Introduction of Protonated Sites on Exfoliated, Large-Area Sheets of Hexagonal Boron Nitride”, ACS Nano, 12 (10), 9931-9939, 2018
  9. Sanjay Behura, Phong Nguyen, Songwei Che, Rousan Debbarma, and Vikas Berry*, “Large-Area, Transfer-Free, Oxide-Assisted, Synthesis of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Films and their Heterostructures with MoS2 and WS2“, Journal of American Chemical Society, 137 (40), 13060-13065, 2015
  10. K. Jasuja and V. Berry*, “Implantation and Growth of Dendritic Gold Nanostructures on Graphene Derivatives: Electrical-Property-Tailoring and Raman-Enhancement”, ACS-Nano, 3 (8), 2358-2366, 2009.

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Notable Honors

2011, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation


PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2006

MS, University of Kansas, 2003

BS, Indian Institute of Technology–Delhi, 1999