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Virginia, USA
23-25 October 2017
  • Virginia, USA
  • 23-25 October 2017

US-EU workshop on graphene and 2D materials

The US-EU 2D Workshop was held on October 23-25, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Coorganized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Graphene Flagship, this workshop provided a venue for discussion of common challenges and opportunities in this rapidly developing research area.

Workshop chairs

Lehigh University Bethlehem, USA

James C. M. Hwang

USA Workshop Chair

University of Notre Dame, USA

Alan C. Seabaugh

USA Workshop Co-Chair

University of Manchester, UK

Vladimir Fal'ko

EU Workshop Chair

Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Frank Koppens

EU Workshop Co-Chair


  • Deji Akinwande, U. Texas Austin
  • Ian Appelbaum, U. Maryland College Park
  • Peter Armitage, John Hopkins U.
  • Chagaan Baatar, Office of Naval Research
  • Kaustav Banerjee, U. California Santa Barbara
  • Paola Barbara, Georgetown U.
  • Dmitri Basov, Columbia U.
  • Sam Berweger, National Inst. Standards & Tech.
  • Radha Boya, U. Manchester
  • Matteo Calandra, U. Pierre and Marie Curie
  • Eva Campo, National Science Foundation
  • Giulio Cerullo, Milan Polytechnic
  • Phillip Chang, DARPA
  • Kyeongjae Cho, U. Texas Dallas
  • Kershed Cooper, National Science Foundation
  • Albert Davydov, National Inst. Standards & Tech.
  • Miriam Deutsch, National Science Foundation
  • William Douglas, North Carolina State U.
  • Marija Drndic, U. Pennsylvania
  • Madan Dubey, Army Research Lab
  • Georg Duesberg, Trinity College Dublin
  • Tomasz Durakiewicz, National Science Foundation
  • Nadia El-Masry, National Science Foundation
  • Roman Engel-Herbert, Pennsylvania State U.
  • Dirk Englund, Mass. Inst. Technology
  • Klaus Ensslin, ETH Zurich
  • Vladimer Falko, U. Manchester
  • Randy Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon U.
  • Philip Feng Case, Western Reserve U.
  • Andrea Ferrari, U. Cambridge
  • Lisa Friedersdorf, National Sci. Tech. Council
  • Susan Fullerton, U. Pittsburgh
  • Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State U.
  • Kenneth Goretta, Air Force Office Sci. Res.
  • Henri Happy, U. Lille
  • Ana Helman, European Science Foundation
  • Mark Hersam, Northwestern U.
  • Angela Hight, Walker National Inst. Standards & Tech.
  • Chris Hinkle, U. Texas Dallas
  • James Hone, Columbia U.
  • James Hwang, Lehigh U.
  • Charlie Johnson, U. Pennsylvania
  • Anupama Kaul, U. North Texas
  • Philip Kim, Harvard U.
  • Jari Kinaret, Chalmers U. Technology
  • Andras Kis, EPFL
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO Barcelona
  • Lincoln Lauhon, Northwestern U.
  • Jeremy Levy, U. Pittsburgh
  • Lei Li, Lehigh U.
  • Pengke Li, U. Maryland College Park
  • Jenshan Lin, National Science Foundation
  • Sophia Lloyd, Graphene Flagship
  • Misoon Mah, Air Force Office Sci. Res.
  • Alberto Morpurgo, U. Geneva
  • Thomas Mueller, TU Wien
  • Amalia Patane, U. Nottingham
  • Dimitris Pavlidis, National Science Foundation
  • Spyridon Pavlidis, North Carolina State U.
  • Francois Peeters, U. Antwerp
  • Brett Pokines, Air Force Office Sci. Res.
  • Marco Polini, Italian Institute of Technology
  • Gernot Pomrenke, Air Force Office Sci. Res.
  • Eric Pop, Stanford U.
  • Joe Qiu, Army Research Office
  • Joan Redwing, Penn State U.
  • Joshua Robinson, Penn State U.
  • Tanya Roy, U. Central Florida
  • Alan Seabaugh, U. Notre Dame
  • Nikhil Shukla, U. Virginia
  • Volker Sorger, George Washington U.
  • Christoph Stampfer, RWTH Aachen
  • Gary Steel, Delft University of Technology
  • Alejandro Strachan, Purdue U.
  • Chun-Yun Sung, Lockheed Martin
  • Humberto Terrones, Rensselaer Polytech Inst.
  • Bart van Wees, U. Groningen
  • William Vandenberghe, U. Texas Dallas
  • Pani Varanasi, Army Research Office
  • Usha Varshney, National Science Foundation
  • Bob Wallace, U. Texas Dallas
  • Fengnian Xia, Yale U.
  • Kuanchen Xiong, Lehigh U.
  • Xiaodong Xu, U. Washington
  • Peide Ye, Purdue U.
  • Charles Ying, National Science Foundation
  • Wenjuan Zhu, U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The aim of the workshop was to review recent progress in this rapidly developing research field, to discuss needs and challenges, and to further the strong tradition of collaboration between the U.S. and European Union. This third annual workshop followed prior workshops, in 2016 in Manchester, UK and in 2015 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The 2017 workshop was sponsored by NSF under Grant EFMA-1748703 and coorganized by US and European researchers co-chaired by Profs. James Hwang (LehighUniversity), Alan Seabaugh (University of Notre Dame), Vladimir Falko (University of Manchester), and Frank Koppens (Institute of Photonic Sciences).

The workshop topics ranged widely between graphene and other 2D layered semiconductors such as phosphorene, transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), hexagonal boron nitride, tertiary compounds of carbo-nitrides, and complex oxides. Techniques of scalable synthesis of these materials on multiple substrates and control of layer number and defect density were discussed.