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Graphene Industry Workshops 2015

  • Cost: free

    Age range: 18 - 99

  • Booking required: Yes
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Introduction to Graphene and other 2D Materials for SME manufacturers interested in developing graphene applications.

Manchester is an international centre of excellence for graphene.

These events will give you the chance to find out more about the role of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC).

Graphene. The world's first 2D material. Since its isolation in 2004 it has captured the imagination of scientists and researchers worldwide. It is ultra-light, yet immensely tough. It is 200 times stronger than steel, but is incredibly flexible. It is fire resistant yet retains heat. It is a superb conductor, but not even helium can pass through it. All this and more. Much more.

Please be aware that priority will be given to SME manufacturing organisations for the industry workshops. If you are a business support organisation, OEM, or Tier 1 manufacturer please book on our Introduction event on the 22nd June.


08:00am                             First Tour of NGI

09:00am – 09:30am      Registration/tea/coffee

09:30am – 09:40am      Intro and Welcome to NGI and GEIC - James Baker, Business Director

                                           Richard Jeffery Director, Business Growth, Business Growth Hub

09:40am – 10:20am      Graphene and Other 2d Materials, Introduction and Overview – Ian Kinloch, Professor of Materials Science

10:20am – 10:35am      North West Innovation Support - Charlie Rea, Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of Business Growth Service, Business Growth Manager

10:35am – 10:50am      15 min break

10:50am – 12:05pm      Electronic Devices

(Band Gap, graphene based microelectronics and nano-electronics HF Electronics, Layered materials based devices Novel vertical and Planar Transistors and Devices), Spintronics, Photonics and Optoelectronics (Graphene Saturable absorbers and related devices, Photodetectors, Plasmonics, Antennas) plus Q&A

12:05pm – 12:30am      NGI and GEIC – James Baker, Business Director

12:30am – 13:15pm      Networking Buffet Lunch

13:15pm – 13:45pm      Graphene SME Presentation

13:45pm – 15:30pm      Flexible Electronics

(Energy solutions, RF electronics and wireless connectivity solutions, graphene-based sensors, passive electronics, other 2D possibilities)


Contact (nano-electrochemical, chemical), non-contact sensors (microwave detectors, fast charge detectors, strain sensors, magnetic sensors, signal processing), 2D crystals and hybrids (chemical sensors)

15:30 – 16:45pm      Second Tour of NGI Facility

16:45pm      Close

There will be the opportunity to take a tour of the facilities.

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