About Graphene Week 2015

Dr Cinzia Casiraghi is the scientific organizer of the conference, and she emphasizes that graphene and other 2D materials research is foremost in the research portfolio at the University of Manchester. The award of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) is testament to its importance.

Why would the University of Manchester like to arrange Graphene Week 2015?

“We feel that with the opening of the National Graphene Institute in 2015, it is appropriate to invite the global research community to one of the top graphene research institutes. The participants will be the first people to see the completed NGI facility and see first-hand the leading edge research that is being undertaken at the University, where we have nearly 200 researchers working across 30 groups,” Cinzia Casiraghi says.

The focus for Graphene Week 2015 will, indeed, be graphene although there will also be some space for other 2D crystals and their heterostructures. See above for a complete list of areas that the Graphene Week 2015 will address.

What do you think will be the hottest topics discussed next year?

“It is difficult to predict at this stage: graphene research moves very quickly. I am hoping to see some breaking research on graphene production and the development of real graphene-based products such as flexible displays, batteries and so on,” Cinzia Casiraghi says.

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Publishing date: 07 June 2016 14:29