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Diversity in Graphene


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What is the Diversity in Graphene iniative?

Diversity opens the door to a broader range of talent, encouraging the sharing of new ideas and experiences, and providing insight into the needs and motivations of an increasingly multicultural world. For these reasons and more, the Graphene Flagship recognised the true value of diversity from the very beginning.

Our diversity-positive attitude is reflected by our Women in Graphene initiative – a series of events tailored to women scientists in the Graphene Flagship.Women in Graphene ran every year and sought to encourage women and girls to study and work in science.

But in 2020, we decided that our initiative had the potential to be even more inclusive. So we expanded and rebranded Women in Graphene to become Diversity in Graphene – a broader initiative to celebrate diversity, build a welcoming community and raise awareness for all underrepresented groups in all STEM fields, but in particular those in the graphene and layered materials community. The initiative officially kicked off during the Graphene For Research, Innovation, Collaboration online event in September 2020. Notably, Diversity in Graphene continues to support gender diversity and commemorates the many achievements of our women scientists.

Mentoring Programme

Sign up and get the Graphene Flagship Mentoring Programme experience. The mentoring helps postgraduate students and early-career scientists to meet their career goals, expand their opportunities, accelerate their personal development and improve their self-confidence. The next round of applications to become a mentor or a mentee is open! Apply before 16 December 2022.

Paneslists' profile photo, Diversity in Graphene event 2020

Highlights of "The road to diversity and inclusion" panel discussion, September 2020. 

poster session at Graphene Study
2-6 April 2023

Graphene Study 2023


The Graphene Flagship hosts Graphene Study to help PhD students and early career researchers develop into outstanding researchers in graphene. This edition will explore 2D materials for tomorrow.​ What is next? What can we expect from graphene science and applications in the future?​ View the full agenda below.

Gothenburg, Sweden harbor
4-8 September 2023

Graphene Week 2023


Join us in Gothenburg, Sweden, the world’s most sustainable destination, for Graphene Week 2023, where cutting-edge research, technological advancement, world-class innovation, and the rare opportunity to network with global thought leaders in the graphene and 2D material field await you!

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Diversity in Graphene Advisory Group:

Aitor Villafranca Velasco 

IO-CSIC; Alcyon Photonics; PRISMA

Spain
Alba Centeno / Amaia Zurutuza 

Graphenea

Spain
Ana Helman

ESF

France
Beata Szydlowska

Bundeswehr University Munich; University of Heidelberg

Germany
Camilla Coletti 

IIT

Italy
Letizia Diamante University of Cambridge UK
Mar Garcia Hernandez

CSIC

Spain

 

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People of all walks of life

Diversity in Graphene at Graphene Week

Graphene Week 2022 will host a special session dedicated to our Diversity in Graphene initiative. Have you ever wondered how science research becomes science news, and what impact your online presence can make on society? This year’s unmissable panel discussion combines topics at the frontline of science communications, diversity and ethics. New this year, take advantage of our interactive career coaching sessions. Everyone is welcome!

Panellists:

  • Laura Howse, science journalist for Chemical & Engineering News
  • Patrick Howse, freelance news journalist
  • Ursula Hohlneicher, AstraZeneca Executive Director of Compliance, and Graphene Flagship Ethics Advisory Board member

The programme of Diversity in Graphene during Graphene Week 2022

Learn more about Graphene Week 2022

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Engage with our social media channels dedicated to Diversity in Graphene, on Twitter (@MyGraphene), Instagram (GrapheneEU) and the "Women in Graphene" Facebook group.  

Mentoring programme


Apply to take part in our mentorship programme as a mentor or mentee. The next round of applications will open in November 2022. Apply here.