Founding members of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Center at the Kick-Off Meeting.
Graphene Flagship Partners RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH, both based in Germany, recently launched a new joint research centre with a focus on efficiently bridging the gap between fundamental science and applications within graphene and related materials based electronics and photonics. The five founding Principal Investigators of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Centre are all members of the Graphene Flagship and share the vision of bringing graphene and related materials research from the lab into applications. “The Center will help to turn the exciting properties of graphene and 2D-materials into true functions, making these materials not only fascinating for scientists but also serving society”, Christoph Stampfer explains.
“With the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Material Center, we aim at increasing the visibility of Aachen as an excellent place to undertake graphene and 2D material research with both a fundamental and applied focus.” The Centre enables the integration of the already ongoing work from RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH under a legal framework that allows for full collaboration between the groups. In particular, the Centre will focus on addressing the challenges of future technology including high-frequency electronics, flexible electronics, energy-efficient sensing, photonics as well as spintronics and valleytronics with graphene and related materials and their heterostructures.
The founding members of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Centre are Professor Christoph Stampfer (RWTH and spokesman of the centre), Professor Max Lemme (AMO and RWTH), Professor Markus Morgenstern (RWTH), Professor Renato Negra (RWTH) and Dr Daniel Neumaier (AMO).