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My current research interests are centered around two-dimensional (2D) materials and investigation of their properties through scanning probe microscopy, such as piezoresponse (PFM), and Kelvin probe (KPFM) modes. I am interested in the discovery and exploration of ferroic behaviour in 2D materials such as CuInP2S6 and In2Se3 and the group-IV monochalcogenides e.g. GeS, SnSe. Recently I have taken a huge interest in twisted bilayer graphene and the physics that results from the appearance of a moiré superlattice, especially at the so-called magic angle.
I'm currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physics at Columbia University where I hold an Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Previously, for a period of over 4 years, I was a postdoc at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in the group of Prof Setter working on ferroelectric thin films and nanostructures. A main focus of my work was the investigation of domain wall motion and the formation of charged domain walls. I obtained my PhD in 2011 under the supervision of Prof Gregg at Queen’s University Belfast. This work centered on domain patterns in single-crystal nanoscale ferroelectric structures.
A. Kerelsky, L. J. McGilly, D. M. Kennes, L. Xian, M. Yankowitz, S. Chen, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, J. Hone, C. Dean, A. Rubio, A. N Pasupathy
Nature 572, 95 (2019)
L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, N. Setter.
Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 022901 (2017)
L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, N. Setter
Thin Solid Films 636, 214 (2017)
L. J. McGilly, C. S. Sandu, L. Feigl, D. Damjanovic, N. Setter
Adv. Func. Mater. 27, 1605196 (2017)
L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, T. Sluka, P. Yudin, A. K. Tagantsev, N. Setter
Nano Lett. 16, 68 (2016)
A. Kvasov, L. J. McGilly, J. Wang, Z. Shi, C. S. Sandu, T. Sluka, A. K. Tagantsev, N. Setter
Nat. Commun. 7, 12136 (2016)
L. J. McGilly, P. Yudin, L. Feigl, A. K. Tagantsev, N. Setter
Nature Nano. 10, 145 (2015)