Graphene Week 2015. Next stop: Manchester
The Graphene Week 2015 will be held during 22 – 26 June 2015, in Manchester, UK. The conference is commissioned by the Graphene Flagship, with support from the University of Manchester, the National Graphene Institute (NGI), and the City of Manchester.
Its focus is on science, technology and emerging applications of graphene, related 2D materials and heterostructures. The scientific programme of the Graphene Week 2015 will address following areas:
- Fundamental physics of graphene and related 2D materials
- Chemistry and biology studies of graphene
- Applications of graphene and related 2D materials in electronics, photonics, spintronics, and sensors
- Applications of graphene in energy, including photovoltaics, energy storage, fuel cells and hydrogen storage
- Graphene-based nanocomposites: recent scientific studies and applications
- Graphene-related health and environment research
- Overview of graphene in biomedical applications
- Large scale graphene production
Dr Cinzia Casiraghi
Dr Cinzia Casiraghi is the scientific organizer of the conference, and she emphasizes that graphene and other 2D materials research is foremost in the research portfolio at the University of Manchester. The award of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) is testament to its importance.
Why would the University of Manchester like to arrange Graphene Week 2015?
“We feel that with the opening of the National Graphene Institute in 2015, it is appropriate to invite the global research community to one of the top graphene research institutes. The participants will be the first people to see the completed NGI facility and see first-hand the leading edge research that is being undertaken at the University, where we have nearly 200 researchers working across 30 groups,” Cinzia Casiraghi says.
The focus for Graphene Week 2015 will, indeed, be graphene although there will also be some space for other 2D crystals and their heterostructures. See above for a complete list of areas that the Graphene Week 2015 will address.
What do you think will be the hottest topics discussed next year?
“It is difficult to predict at this stage: graphene research moves very quickly. I am hoping to see some breaking research on graphene production and the development of real graphene-based products such as flexible displays, batteries and so on,” Cinzia Casiraghi says.