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Hear what visitors and speakers have to say about Graphene Week - the annual gathering for graphene technology leaders and the Graphene Flagship's major event.

Speakers 2018

Andre Geim, The University of Manchester
"Graphene Week provides good perspective on what's going on in the community, especially about more applied research," Geim says. "There are too many things going on in my lab," he says when asked for insights on his upcoming talk. "I might talk about..."  

Arben MerkoçiInstitut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN)
"I am looking forward to meeting great scientists working in various aspects of 2D materials and finding new collaboration and synergies for building new biosensors with applications for cancer diagnostics, safety and security and other applications," Merkoçi says. "I will show..."   

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"I look forward to learning from my colleagues about their latest research, as well as meeting and speaking with PhD students and postdocs", MIT's Pablo Jarillo-Herrero says of Graphene Week. "Of course, San Sebastian's famous cuisine will be a highlight in the evenings!" As to his presentation topic...

Cinzia Casiraghi, The University of Manchester
"Attending Graphene Week offers a unique opportunity to interact with the whole Graphene Flagship community and to the major leaders from both academia and industry, to see exciting results and to develop new ideas," says Cinzia Casiraghi from The University of Manchester. "I do also appreciate the Women in Graphene workshop—an excellent opportunity for female scientists to get together and provide support and advice." At Graphene Week 2018, "I will give an overview of our recent work on...

Alberto Bianco, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire
"I would expect to see how advanced the technology applications are and which have caught the industrial partners' interest and whether the participation of new industrial partners grows," Bianco says. "At Graphene Week 2018 I will focus my presentation on...

Vittorio Pellegrini, Italian Institute of Technology
"Graphene Week is the conference where scientists and engineers meet to decide what the promising applications for graphene are," says Graphene Flagship Energy Storage Work Package Leader Vittorio Pellegrini of the Italian Institute of Technology of Graphene Week. "It is the place to address advances in the field and state of the art technology, and the forum that best combines technology with fundamental science," he adds. "We have promising results that I will be presenting at Graphene Week...

Deji Akinwande, The University of Texas at Austin
Graphene Week "is, of course, one of the main international events focused on graphene and related materials," says Deji Akinwande who will speak at the conference in San Sebastian this September. "It is special because many of the experts attend this event sharing the latest breakthroughs before they are widely published. I will speak about devices beyond transistors...

Amalia Patane, University of Nottingham
Graphene Week "is a vibrant event with an excellent programme, speakers from all over the world, and representatives from a wide community, including industry," says Amalia Patane of the University of Nottingham. "I look forward to learning more about science and technology in a beautiful Spanish location! I will report on a new class of two-dimensional materials...

Ulla Birgitte Vogel, National Research Centre for the Working Environment
"As a toxicologist in nanosafety, I really look forward to being able to disseminate knowledge on safe use of nanomaterials to a lot of scientists who work with nanomaterials," says Ulla Birgitte Vogel, a professor at Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø who will be speaking at Graphene Week. "Graphene Week is an excellent forum because it will allow me to reach a large forum of innovators. If innovators know which physico-chemical properties to avoid, they can make [products] safe-by-design by making the right decisions. I will be speaking about... 

Speakers 2017

Antonio Castro Neto, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The high level of the speakers, the connection with the Flagship Program, and the industrial session are all things that makes Graphene Week an interesting conference to participate in.

Michael Crommie
, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The wide variety of work that is presented and the chance to interact with the leaders of the field.

Hong Jun Gao
, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Graphene Week is the most important conference in two-dimensional materials field. It can bring together academic and industrial researchers and generate the economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

Jonathan Coleman, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Attending Graphene Week is a great way to meet the researchers and find out the latest exciting results from graphene and 2D materials.

Rahul Raveendran-Nair, University of Manchester
, UK
Graphene Week is an important conference and it covers both the fundamental and applied aspect of the 2D materials research. The presence of all the key international 2D materials pioneers makes this conference unique.

Marco Molina, Leonardo, Italy

We are living exciting times: industry is ready to take graphene upscaling from the lab to products development

Marco Romagnoli, CNIT - Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
, Italy
The presentation is an opportunity to get aquainted and also updated on the role of graphene in Photonics Communications from real applications to state of the art and perspective performances.

Rudolf Bratschitsch, University of Muenster, Germany
Graphene week provides a comprehensive view on current research in 2D materials.

Gemma Vall-Llosera, Ericsson Research RA HDE, Sweden
Besides having the opportunity to travel, visit a new place, taste other food, meet new people and culture, there is also a scientific value in participating in Graphene Week. This added value is to learn and develop as a scientist, to motivate students, but most important is to share knowledge that could potentially trigger the next breakthrough in our society.
Marcos Pimenta, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
The conference Graphene Week is for sure one of the most important conferences about 2D materials. It is an excellent opportunity for scientists to share new results and for discussions about applications and interactions with companies.

Maurizio Prato, University of Trieste, Italy
If you want to learn of all the most recent developments of graphene science and technology, you cannot miss this event!


Speakers 2016

Hongwei Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
It is really my great pleasure and honor to participate in this great activity. Graphene Week is the most influential conference on graphene and related two-dimensional materials. It is also a great opportunity to meet with old and new friends to learn and share.

Lucia Gemma Delogu, University of Sassari, Italy
Graphene Week is the most important conference worldwide on graphene and graphene-based nanomaterials. Based on the large success of this conference in the past two years I expect it will be a great chance to meet others scientists that may share with me their knowledge and passion for this fascinating material.

Frank Koppens, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain​

Graphene Week is a fantastic event for the outreach of the Graphene Flagship.

David Goldhaber-Gordon, Stanford University, USA

It brings together many impressive researchers interested in graphene (of course), but within that space covers a broader range of scientific and applied topics than most workshops I attend. Other workshops might focus on electrons in low-dimensional systems, going beyond graphene but retaining a tight intellectual focus. So Graphene Week is a chance to reach a broader audience and learn about different topics in an efficient way.

Lin He, Beijing Normal University, China

It is the most famous conference focused on graphene and 2D materials.

Alberto Bianco, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Graphene Week is one of the annual events to broadly disseminate the research developed in the Flagship project. It offers a big opportunity to meet partners that work in different fields and reinforce the exchanges and existing collaborations and eventually establish new collaborations.

Atac Imamoglu, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Even though I have not attended it before, I know that Graphene Week has evolved to be one of the main forums for presentation of latest research on two dimensional (2D) materials. Since a substantial fraction of my research is now on semiconducting 2D materials, I believe that there will be possibilities for exciting discussions.

Hui-Ming Cheng, Shenyang National Laboratory, China

I have attended the Graphene Week conference several years ago in USA, and I found it was very interesting and inspiring. The Graphene Week 2016 will be very exciting because it combines with the events of Graphene Flagship Project and also because Graphene Week 2016 will be held in Warsaw on the main campus of the University of Warsaw, the largest and one of the oldest academic institutions in Poland.

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