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Diversity in Graphene

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Diversity in Graphene expands the scope and actions of the Graphene Flagship's Women in Graphene initiative.

Women in Graphene was first launched at Graphene Week 2015, providing all attendees with a new platform to discuss gender and diversity issues in STEM – particularly within the graphene and layered materials community. The broader Diversity in Graphene initiative will expand the horizons of our inclusion efforts, discuss topics wider than gender, and set up a pioneering mentorship programme within the Graphene Flagship.

The Diversity in Graphene initiative aims to create a collaborative research environment where everybody feels welcome, without any prejudice. Diversity in Graphene will lead the discussion about inclusion and diversity in the field of graphene. Together with the Diversity in Graphene Advisory Group, we will support under-represented groups in our community, fostering and supporting progressive improvements that will reach all structural levels of the Graphene Flagship.

The initiative officially kicked off during the Graphene For Research, Innovation, Collaboration online event in September 2020. In a panel discussion, we shared ideas on how to create a more inclusive project: we want to make the Graphene Flagship as welcoming and all-encompassing as possible.

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

Furthermore, we will continue to organise an annual event to foster the career of scientists from under-represented groups by providing them with unique training and networking opportunities. These will resemble our previous in-person events and the virtual 'Women in Graphene' conference that took place in March 2020.

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Mentoring programme

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20-24 September 2021

Graphene Week 2021

Graphene Week is Europe's Leading Graphene Conference, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology and research on graphene from more than 200 experts related to industry and academia. Registration and abstract submission are open to all.

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29 September 2021

EU-Korea 2021

Organised as a virtual event, this workshop aims to foster the exchange of experiences, practices and ideas related to the current and emerging topics associated with the basic chemistry approach, materials synthesis, application development and commercialization of graphene and related 2D materials.

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05 November 2021

EU China 2021

Organised as a virtual event, this workshop aims to foster exchange of experiences, practices and ideas related to the current and emerging topics associated with the fundamental materials synthesis, physics and devices for graphene and related 2D materials.

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Diversity in Graphene Advisory Group:

Aitor Villafranca Velasco 

IO-CSIC; Alcyon Photonics; PRISMA

Alba Centeno / Amaia Zurutuza 


Ana Helman


Beata Szydlowska

Bundeswehr University Munich; University of Heidelberg

Camilla Coletti 


Letizia Diamante University of Cambridge UK
Mar Garcia Hernandez




Activities organised as part of the Women in Graphene initiative

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Women in Graphene career development day in March 2020 

Attendes of Women in Graphene career event 2018

Women in Graphene career event in 2018