2D Bioelectronics Lab

Dr. Dmitry Kireev is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, starting Fall 2023. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin. He is working on application of 2D materials (graphene, MoS2, PtSe2 etc) into fields of bioelectronics, neuroprosthesis, and wearable electronics. He finished his PhD work at the Institute of Bioelectronics (ICS-8) of Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany, working on graphene-based devices for bioelectronics. He is a recipient of a prestigious EMM-NANO scholarship and performed his master study in KULeuven and Chalmers University with majors in nanoelectronics.

What do we do


A very cross-disciplinary field of science that requires the skills of an electrical engineer, knowledge of biology and chemistry, multiple. It also goes along with essential knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology, multiplied by cleanroom fabrication skills.

Wearable and Implantable Technologies

Perpahs a subdivision of bioelectronics, but this is where nanotechnology and nanoengineering will have the most effect on my opinion. Downsizing and advancing technology will give humankind knowledge of the brain, the body, and related diseases.

2D Materials

Layered atomically thin 2D materials boomed in material science and electronics over a decade ago. It is becoming more evident that 2D materials will play an immense role in the development of next-generation healthcare tools.

Advanced Systems

With the ever-evolving bioelectronic devices, novel elements must be integrated with the current technology. Ideally, there must be developed a system similar to CMOS, that could integrate different atomically thin materials in one fabrication platform, making conductors, transistors, resistors, LEDs, and memory devices all in a single line.

Recent News

April 2024

Welcome Prashant!

Prashant Narute joins the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher!


April 2024

Open position for a PhD student

Available immediately. Apply as specified in the flyer below:

March 2024

American Heart Association Career Development Award

This award will fuel the multi-faceted development of "graphene bio interfaces" both wearable and implantable with the overall goal to make cardiac care more intuitive, effective, and less invasive.

February 2024

A new NSF:EAGER grant

The team have received an award to develop a new type of sweat monitor that can be applied to the skin just like a temporary tattoo and assess the molecules present, such as cortisol. The tattoos will ultimately give individuals better insight into their health and serve as a tool for researchers to discover new early indications of diseases.

UMass Amherst Press Release;

UMass CoE Press Release;

Graphene-Info; HoodLine; Bioengineer;


January 2024

Recruiting one PhD Student

Reach out here: dkireev@umass.edu

November 2023

Dr. Kireev receives UT Austin’s Best Research Paper Hamilton Award from the University Co-Op

October 2023

First batch of UG Students are in the lab and making an awesome job!

Welcome Nathan Chang, Sean Morris, Monil Bhavsar, Om Tank, Alexandra Katsoulakis, Favour Nakyazze, Max Mchugh, and Siddh Merchant!

May 2023

Starting the Independent Lab at UMass Amherst in Fall 2023

Dr. Kireev is moving to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the “2D Bioelectronics Lab” will be rolling out!

Perspective PhD students and Postdocs, reach out here.

December 2022

Nature Nanotechnology paper receives global media coverage

We have reported on the development of graphene e-tattoos for continuous blood pressure monitoring using bio-impedance. Work is now published in Nature Nanotechnology, and is a collaboration with Texas A&M University.

Several media outlets have reported on this significant achievement: UTexas News Release ; The Daily Texan; KXAN News Station Live Coverage ; IEEE Spectrum

New ScientistACS C&EN ; Daily Beast ; Physics World

Physics Org ; CNN;

NIH NIBIB Highlight News

September 2022

Computer chips that think like brains

So far, the standard computer doesn’t have any thoughts, and algorithms do everything. But we are hoping to change that.
See the full video news feature here: https://bit.ly/3VefiCh