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  • By: Graphene Flagship
  • Graphene Flagship
  • Publishing date: 05 January 2022
  • By: Graphene Flagship
  • Graphene Flagship
  • Publishing date: 05 January 2022

Our Graphene Flagship crew shares their thoughts

The Graphene Flagship is an ever-growing consortium of talented researchers and innovators across Europe.

More and more scientists join our family every year, and now, our project is bigger and more ambitious than ever. The future of graphene and layered materials is bright and promising, and we are always keen to hear from scientists about what the Graphene Flagship means to them.

In this article, hear from four Graphene Flagship scientists, in four European Countries, each at different stages in their career in diverse research environments. What did they have to say about the Graphene Flagship? Read on to find out.

“The Graphene Flagship is a wonderful and unique initiative that brings together a very large research community and enables it to really work together towards common goals. This experience is very precious, as it shows that, despite all the challenges, this kind of action can really work and produce tangible results.”

Ana Helman
European Science Foundation Science Connect, France

“I presented my work, as an Associated Member of the Graphene Flagship, at scientific Work Package meetings. Discussing and collaborating with international peers in the Graphene Flagship helped me to clarify my vision and find its place in the context of current global trends. I also established active collaborations in areas that we cannot cover on our own, which significantly widened the impact of my work.”

Marko Spasenović
Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Serbia

“Scientific growth and innovation are absolutely related to the sharing of ideas and laboratory experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds expands the range of knowledge and enhances the research skills of everyone involved. In my opinion, promoting diversity can be the key element to generating a wide array of ideas, improving research, and developing new products and applications of graphene.”

Audrey Franceschi Biagioni
SISSA, Italy

“By developing a European pilot line for the processing of graphene and layered materials – the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line – we aim to bring these innovative materials from academic laboratories to semiconductor production lines. We want to offer early access to experimental pilot line production to the innovative graphene community in Europe.”

Cedric Huyghebaert
imec, Belgium

How have the Graphene Flagship helped you? Did our welcoming and resourceful community help get your research off the ground, connect you with a new colleague, provide you access to the expertise you needed, or just inspire you? We’d love to hear. Get in touch with us at press@graphene-flagship.eu and tell us your story.


Author bio

Graphene Flagship
Graphene Flagship

Bringing together 118 academic and industrial partners in 12 research and innovation projects and 1 coordination and support project, the Graphene Flagship initiative will continue to advance Europe’s strategic autonomy in technologies that rely on graphene and other 2D materials. The initiative, which builds on the previous 10-years of the Graphene Flagship, is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. The 2D-Experimental Pilot Line, addressing the challenges of upscaling 2D material production processes for the semiconductor industry, is another key component of the Graphene Flagship eco-system.