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Diversity in Graphene

EU Funded

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.

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.

Mentoring Programme
Paneslists' profile photo, Diversity in Graphene event 2020

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

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Diversity in Graphene social media

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

Mentoring programme

Apply to take part in our mentorship programme as a mentor or mentee.

MRS Spring Meeting 2022 Meeting & Exhibit May 8-13 2022
8-13 May 2022


Welcome to The MRS Spring Meeting 2022, a hybrid meeting and exhibit held in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 8-13, 2022, and online May 23-25, 2022. Graphene Flagship researcher Paolo Bondavalli, Thales Research and Technology, will chair the symposium on 2D Topological Materials—Growth, Theoretical Models and Applications.

Munich, Germany
5-8 September 2022

Graphene Week 2022

The 2022 edition of Graphene Flagship's Graphene Week will take place at the heart of European innovation - the world-famous BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. The multidisciplinary event will gather the latest research on graphene and related materials, as well as the newest graphene-enabled products. Don't miss this unique chance to meet the best experts in the field, expand your network and learn about exciting innovations.

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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

Picture of Women in Graphene career development day 2020 

Women in Graphene career development day in March 2020 

Attendes of Women in Graphene career event 2018

Women in Graphene career event in 2018

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 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.

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.

Diversity in Graphene events: