EU-US 2016

Graphene Flagship EU-US Workshop on 2D Materials, Heterostructures and Devices

Workshop Report, EU-US

Read more about the EU-US Workshop in Manchester

Dates: 10 - 12 October, 2016

Venue: National Graphene Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom

Registration: Registration is now closed


Programme EU-US workshop - Manchester 2016 (PDF)


This workshop, focused on 2D materials beyond graphene and their heterostructures will address:

  • techniques that can enable the scalable synthesis of these materials;
  • controlling layer number and defect density;
  • understanding doping mechanisms and optimizing contacts for device research;
  • physical properties of planar and vertical heterostructures of 2D materials;
  • developing predictive modeling and simulation techniques, including 2DM discovery;
  • new in situ and ex situ characterization techniques to measure material properties.

The workshop will provide an open technical forum that brings together leading researchers from the US and Europe to discuss cutting-edge research in 2D materials, their heterostructures, and devices based on such materials; it will aim to catalyse collaborations that can lead to bi-lateral personnel exchange at all levels; discuss synergistic mechanisms for sharing research infrastructure to streamline efforts and consolidate resources. As a part of the workshop, three Flagship workpackages ‘Enabling Science’, ‘Enabling Materials’ and ‘Spintronics’ will have an Open Division-I meeting. The workshop will involve the EU Graphene Flagship program administrators and the NSF program directors for planning future collaborative programs.

This is a follow up to the US-EU Workshop on 2D Layered Materials and Devices, Apr. 22‒24, 2015, Arlington, VA.

For European participants, the workshops is open to Graphene Flagship Core Project, Partnering Projects and Associated Members. The expected maximum number of participants is 80-90 including European and US participants.

Graphene Flagship Core Project members will be informed separately about reimbursement rules.

US participants are by invitation only, limited to representatives of selected projects supported by NSF (EFRI 2-DARE), by AFOSR (BRI), by SRC/DARPA (STARnet); also government and industry representatives.

Practical Information
The workshop will be held at the National Graphene Institute located at the University of Manchester campus. Click here for the map.

A list of nearby hotels is provided to participants to facilitate their stay. The prices are indicative and the time is the estimate needed to reach the NGI. Participants are kindly requested to book their hotel rooms directly. The organisers have not arranged any special rates with hotels.

Innside by Melia Manchester**** -20 minute walk ≈220€/night
1 First Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M15 4RP, United Kingdom

Novotel Manchester Centre****  -15 minute walk ≈156€/ night
21 Dickinson Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre*** -10 minute walk ≈144 €/night
2 Oxford Road, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 5QA, United Kingdom

Pendulum Hotel*** -10 minute walk ≈122€/night
Weston Building, Sackville St, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 3BB, United Kingdom

The Portland Hotel – Manchester*** -20 minute walk ≈121€/night
3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 6DP, United Kingdom

Premier Inn Manchester Central *** -17 minute walk ≈116€/night
7 - 11 Lower Mosley Street, Centre de Manchester, Manchester, M2 3DW, United Kingdom

Ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street** -10 minute walk ≈90€/night
Charles Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 7DG, United Kingdom

Information about travelling to and in Manchester can be found here. 

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