Is the Graphene Study scheduled for European countries only?
Graphene Study is the international school on graphene, organised by the Graphene Flagship. Despite the nature of the Flagship, being the European Commission research and technology project, the school is open for delegates from all over the world. Organisers gives no preference to European attendees. The school's registration system is based on the first-come, first-served principle.
What languages are spoken?
The Graphene Study is an international school - nearly every language has been spoken at the conference. However, all conference communications and tutorial programme are in English.
What is included in the delegates fee?
Delegates fees cover costs for tutorial programme as well as daily and social activities packages:
- Accommodation in single rooms
- Full board on-site
- Coffee breaks
- Welcome reception
- Gala dinner
- Poster session party
- Social activities
Which registration category I have to choose?
The registration system provides the choice between three categories: 'Students and young researchers', 'Senior academic', and 'Industry' – that influence the registration fee rates:
- 'Students and young researcher' title comprises B.A., M.A., PhD students, Postdoctoral researcher and provides the lowest possible rate of attendance;
- 'Senior academic' title comprises Full-, Visiting-, Part-time-, Associate-, and Assistant Professor and provides average rate of the delegates fee;
- 'Industry' title comprise both early career and senior researchers from industries. This fee is higher than others;
Who can apply for 'Students Grants'?
Students and early career researchers attending the Graphene Study 2016 and presenting their research as posters (as first or second authors) may apply for student grants from the Graphene Flagship.
Support is available to delegates, currently enrolled or holding early career research positions at one partners of the Graphene Flagship Consortium or Flagship's Associated Members. Please read the application requirements closely and follow instructions
Does the Graphene Study provide any travel funds support?
Travel funds cover costs for lecturers traveling to the conference to present their research hence reducing overall fee rates for delegates.
The Graphene Flagship does not provide support for students traveling to the conferences. These costs have to be managed through other sources.
How do I get an international visa invitation letter?
If you require an invitation letter to enter EU-countries, you'll have the option to request one by the organisers while you are registering for the conference.
The invitation letter will include information about the conference, its dates and place, confirmation of attendance and accommodation. Please note that the invitation letter can be issued after successful payment for the conference.
Shall your attendance to the Graphene Study fail due to delay or rejection of the Schengen visa the registration fee will be compensated fully or partly following cancelation policy standarts.
How is the accommodation organised?
Lecturers and delegates of the Graphene Study will be accommodated at The Physics School of Les Houches. Lodging is made in cottage style single room houses. Rooms are equipped with sleeping and studding arear, shower, hair dryer, towels etc.
Can family members attend the Graphene Study with me?
The Graphene Study is the family friendly conference – spouses and children are welcome to stay in Les Houches. However due to the limited number of lodging places each case has to be discussed separately with the organisers. Please contact registration manager at
What is the scientific scope of the Graphene Study?
Graphene Study promotes knowledge exchange on graphene and related two-dimensional materials research and applications.
Each edition of the Graphene Study addresses a specific range of topics, which reflect science and technology agenda of the Graphene Flagship - this assignment roughly reflects the focus on materials, components and systems.
Check the scientific scope of the Graphene Study 2016
Who are lecturers of the Graphene Study?
Lecturers of the Graphene Study are selected and invited by the chairs committee of the conference.
Check the list of lecturers of the Graphene Study 2016
How are lectures organised?
We pay a significant attention to the tutorial nature of the Graphene Study. In contrast with invited conference talks, lecturers are kindly requested not to restrict their course to own work but rather to critically present the state of the art of the subject.
Lecturers are asked to provide a list of references they consider essential for the matter of their course. The lectures and list of references will be available online for attendees, registered to the conference.
Delegates are invited to contribute comments to research and tutorial lectures where 10 minutes for discussion are reserved after each lecture.
Is it possible for me, being a young researcher, who has not finished research/ wrote any paper about graphene, to attend the Graphene Study?
A publication of papers on graphene is not criteria for the attendance to the Graphene Study.
The course will introduce students and young researchers to the graphene science and technology. One will learn about the fundamentals of graphene as well as emerging practical applications for it. Topics covered include material properties, electronics, physics, physical chemistry, synthesis and device fabrication and application.
Please note that in order to benefit fully from this course you should have an adequate knowledge of physics, engineering science and university level mathematics, chemistry.
Do I have a possibility to present my research?
Delegates have an option to present their research as poster. For that you have to submit an abstract while you are registering for the conference.
You also have a possibility to make an oral presentation of your research. Pecha Kucha Night event is a great opportunity for you to tell us about your research.
What is Pecha Kucha Night?
It is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each - this is a great opportunity for you to twist a floor and become a broadcast point even if you are allowed to talk for 6,40 minutes.
Organisers encourage delegates to take part in this event and to tell us more about your scientific background, your research interests, an institution you are affiliated with, about you and graphene.