IIT Delhi contingent visit Oslo, March 2022

Prashant Bisht, Narinder Kaur, and Abhishek Ghosh visit SINTEF between the 6th and 12th of March. Here, they joined SINTEF staff scientists in discussions and experiments related to gas sensing using 2D materials. They also had time for cultural activities including a  scenic trip to Flåm and Bergen.

Pizza. Good pizza. 


Branson and Ozhan visit Kansas State University, December 2021

Branson and Ozhan both travelled to Kansas State University to carry out discussions with Assistant Professor Suprem Das on their collaboration on noise in 2D material sensors and devices. Branson gave a talk to his group on gas sensing with 2D material heterostructure devices.

Ayaz Ali Departs Norway September 2021

After 2 successful and intensive years at SINTEF working on the 2DSense project as a post-doctoral research fellow, Ayaz departs Norway and will take up a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

The 2DSense project groups is proud that the recent article in Applied Nano Materials was chosen for the cover of the April 2021 issue of the journal.

Elettra Synchrotron Visit October 5th – 12th 2019

SINTEF researchers (Ingvild Thue Jensen, Branson Belle and Ayaz Ali), visiting IIT PhD student (Prashant Bisht) and visiting masters student (Martha Benthem) travelled to Elettra Synchrotron facility to carry out X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements on MoS2 and MoO3 devices to understand the mechanisms involved in NOx detection. The experiments were successful and the results are currently being written up.


Professor B. R. Mehta and Prashant Bisht Visit Oslo 29th September to 2nd October 2019

Prof. B.R. Mehta and his PhD student travelled to Oslo for project meetings and discussions about future collaborations. Prashant remained in Oslo for 4 weeks to carry out joint research with SINTEF. Prashant also travelled with SINTEF researchers to Elettra synchrotron facility (Italy) to carry out studies aimed at understanding the mechanisms involved in gas detection of 2D materials. Prashant also enjoyed cultural experiences including a floating sauna and swim in the Oslo Fjord.

Post Doctorate Fellow Ayaz Ali and Marta Benthem present their work at Graphene Week 2019, Helsinki Finland

Both Ayaz and Marta presented their work at the world premier conference on graphene and 2D materials, Graphene Week. This is the main meeting place for researchers from the EU and further afield working in this space. Graphene week falls under the auspices of Graphene Flagship, the EU 10 year 1billion project on graphene and 2D materials.

Ayaz's poster was entitled 'NOx detection by MoS2/hBN heterostructures' and Marta's poster was entitled '2D crystal temperature dependent adhesion in the development of Van der Waals heterostructures'.


Branson and Ozhan Visit IIT Delhi September 8th -12th 2019

Branson and Ozhan (SINTEF) travelled to IIT Delhi to decorate the first heterostructure devices with size selected Pd nano particles. These devices were intended to be used in upcoming synchrotron experiments in Trieste Italy. Project planning meetings were held with updates from both SINTEF and IIT Delhi. Additionally, a special cricket match (T20) was arranged between the physics and engineering departments. Branson who played for the physics department scored 11 off 18 balls. The physics department were triumphant on this occasion.

Dr. Ayaz has joined SINTEF as a Post Doc. Fellow on the 2DSense project


Dr. Ayaz Ali is from Pakistan. He has a Bachelor in Electronics from University of Sindh, Jamshoro in 2009, Master of Engineering in Microelectronics from Zhejiang University in 2014, and PhD in Electronic Science and Technology from Zhejiang University in 2018. His research interest focuses on integration of graphene like 2D materials (TMDCs, BP, hBN) for high performance heterostructure devices such as broadband photodetectors and emerging smart sensors for the internet-of-things applications.

Delhi Workshop, 29th of November 2018

The project's first workshop was held at IITD's Physics Department Library on November 29th, 2018. Four researchers from SINTEF participated: Dr. Branson Belle, Dr. Ingvild Thue Jensen, Dr. Gregory Bouquet and Dr. Daniel Nilsen Wright


  1. Gas measurement chamber - Dr. Daniel Nilsen Wright, SINTEF
  2. Preliminary data and plans - Dr. Ingvild Thue Jensen, SINTEF
  3. Progress in nanostructured metal oxide NO2 gas sensors -  Mr. Habeebur Rahman, IITD
  4. 2D TMDCs: From Growth to Charge Transport Properties - Ms. Vishakha Kaushik, IITD
  5. Growth of 2D materials by PLD - Mr Prashant Bisht, IITD
  6. 2D materials for thermoelectric applications - Mr Mujeeb Ahmad, IITD
  7. Discussion
  8. Lunch
  9. General overview of activities of Envirotech Instruments Pvt. Ltd. - Mr. S. K. Gupta, Envirotech Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
  10. General overview of SINTEF and activities related to gas sensors - Dr. Branson Belle, SINTEF
  11. Total Soil analyser Bench top Device - Dr. Sandeep Jha, C.B.M.E, IITD
  12. Integrated low cost water sensor for real time river water monitoring and decision making (SensorWarn) - Dr. Arun Kumar Department
    of Civil Engineering, IITD
  13. Simultaneous bright field and digital holographic microscopy for size and shaper measurement - Dr. D. S. Mehta Department of Physics, IITD
  14. General discussion

The project dinner was held at BBQ Nation in the Saket district.




June 18th 2018: Kick-off Meeting in Oslo

On June 18th, Professor Mehta joined the SINTEF team for the 2DSense kick-off meeting. The meeting was held at SINTEF in Oslo.

The agenda was as follows:
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Coffee
9:15 – 9:45 Intro to Project – Branson Belle
9:45-10:45 Gas detection via nanoparticles – Prof. Mehta
10:45 – 11:10 Transport measurement of 2D crystals – Øystein Dahl
11:10 – 13:30 Lunch (walk down to Forskning parken ) and tour of UiO & SINTEF Minalab & poison lab Sintef
13:30 – 13:45 Current Gas sensing technology (optical methods) – Christopher Dirdal
13:45 – 14:00 Gas exposure laboratory – Wen Xing
14:00 – 15:00 Hatem Brahmi presents his work
19:00 - Dinner