Director and management

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Director and management

The Graphene Flagship is coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

​​​​Professor Jari Kinaret

Director of the Graphene Flagship
Professor Kinaret is the leader of the Condensed Matter Theory (CMT) group at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology. He has a background in theoretical physics and electrical engineering, received his PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and has been at Chalmers since 1995. He has published 55 scientific articles and has six patents. Professor Jari Kinaret is expected to spend at least 70% of his time on the flagship project, including in kind contributions financed by other sources.

Professor Mikael Fogelström

​Vice-Director of the Gr​aphene Flagship
Professor. Mikael Fogelström’s education in physics, both under graduate and graduate, was at Åbo Akademi and he received his PhD in 1995 under the supervision of Prof. Juhani Kurkijärvi. The topic of Mikael’s PhD dissertation was theoretical and numerical studies of superfluid 3He. He did postdoctoral research at Northwestern University (1996-1998) and at Karlsruhe University of Technology (1998-2000). Since August 2000 Mikael has been working at Chalmers, first at the Department of Physics and from 2003 at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). Main topics in his research fall in the field of mesoscopic and unconventional superconductivity. Recently, research on graphene and topological materials have been added to the portfolio.​

Professor Andrea Ferrari​​​​

​​​Science and Technology Officer and Chair of the Graphene Flagship Management Panel
Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of Nanotechnology and the Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre and of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He is Fellow of Pembroke College, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics and the Materials Research Society. His research interests include nanomaterials growth, modelling, characterization, and devices. He was awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize, The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.



The Director is the spokesperson for the Project and the link between different Consortium bodies. The director keeps the bodies informed of Executive Board (EB) and General Assembly (GA) decisions, and informs EB of any relevant issues that arise within the Project's operation. The Director is the main contact point between the Project and the European Commission, as well as between the Project and the National and Regional Funding Organizations.

The Science and Technology Officer (STO) is the chairperson of the Management Panel. Together, the STO and the Director have the overarching responsibility of the scientific and technological aspects of the Flagship.

The director and vice-director are supported internally at Graphene Flagship by the Management Panel, Executive Board, and Strategic Advisory Council and in particular their respective chairpersons.​


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