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EU-US Workshop 2016

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Manchester, UK
10 - 12 October 2016
  • Manchester, UK
  • 10 - 12 October 2016

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

The EU-US Workshop was held at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester (UK) during 10-12 October 2016. The workshop provided an open technical forum that brought together leading researchers from the US and Europe to discuss cutting-edge research in 2D materials, their heterostructures, and devices based on such materials. The aim was to facilitate scientific exchanges and discuss needs and mechanisms for future collaborations.

Board of Chairs

United States

James Hwang

United States

Anupama Kaul

United Kingdom

Vladimir Fal'ko

The programme featured 36 invited plenary presentations that showcased the breadth of activities and topics covered by the respective research groups in the field of 2D materials synthesis, characterisation, production, devices, and applications. Two break-out discussion sessions addressed opportunities and needs to enhance cross-Atlantic collaborations.

  • Prof. Deji Akinwande, The University of Texas, Austin,United States 
  • Prof. Peter Beton, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 
  • Dr. Camilla Coletti, Center for Nanotechnology Innovation @ NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy 
  • Prof. Marija Drndic, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, United States 
  • Prof.Georg Duesberg, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
  • Prof. Jaroslav Fabian, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Prof. Irina Grigorieva, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Francisco Guinea, ImdeaNanoscience, Madrid, and University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Donhee Ham, Harvard University, United States
  • Dr. Stephen Hodge, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Prof. James Hone, Columbia University, United States
  • Prof. Anupama Kaul, University of Texas, El Paso, United States
  • Prof. Andreas Kis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 
  • Dr. Frank Koppens, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain
  • Prof. Lincoln Lauhon, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, United States
  • Prof. Alberto Morpurgo, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. Sir. Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Amalia Patanè, The University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, United Kingdom
  • Prof. François Peeters, Universiteit Antwerpen, Departement Fysica, Belgium
  • Prof. Eric Pop, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering, United States
  • Prof. Marek Potemski, Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, CNRS-UGA-UPS-INSA-EMFL, France
  • Prof. Joan Redwing, Penn State University, United States
  • Prof. StephanRocheI, CREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain
  • Prof. Christoph Stampfer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Dr. Gary Steele, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Bart van Wees, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Fengnian Xia, Yale University, United States
  • Prof. Huili Grace Xing, Cornell University, United States 
  • Dr. Xiaodong Xu, Department of Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, United States
  • Dr. Peide Ye, Purdue University, United States
  • Dr. Wang Yao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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

  • 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 provided 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 aimed to catalyse collaborations that could 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 work packages ‘Enabling Science’, ‘Enabling Materials’, and ‘Spintronics’ had an Open Division-I meeting. The workshop involves the EU Graphene Flagship program administrators and the NSF program directors for planning future collaborative programs.