Sapna Sinha

MRes Student


Sapna received her bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering, from Nagoya University, Japan in Autumn 2016. She worked on 2D materials (hBN, MoS2, graphene, black phosphorus) during her undergraduate years and finished her research thesis on investigation of properties of strained graphene on step-SiC substrate, under the guidance of Prof. Kusunoki, in collaboration with Prof. Shinohara and Prof. Kitaura at Nagoya University. She now works on spin and charge properties of endohedral fullerene peapod devices, under the joint supervision of Prof. Porfyrakis and Dr. Edward Laird.

Research Topics

Endohedral fullerene peapod devices.


"Simple fabrication of air-stable black phosphorus heterostructures with large-area hBN sheets grown by chemical vapor deposition method", S. Sinha, Y. Takabayashi, H. Shinohara and R. Kitaura, 2D Materials, 2016, 3 (3).

Outside the Lab

Writing poetry and reading books on social psychology and human behaviour.


Department of Materials
University of Oxford
16 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH
United Kingdom