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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 – 11:00am      Composites and Coatings (Polymer, ceramics, membranes, other 2d, Photonic) - Bennie Li, Research Associate, University of Manchester

11:00am – 11:15am      15 min break

11:15am – 11:30am      Charlie Rea, Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of Business Growth Service, Business Growth Manager

11:30am – 12:10pm      Energy Storage and Generation (Batteries, Supercapacitors, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage, Solar Cells, Thermoelectric Devices, Nano-generators)

12:10pm – 12:25pm      NGI and GEIC – James Baker, Professor of Materials Science

12:25pm – 13:30pm      Networking Buffet Lunch

13:30pm – 14:00pm      Graphene SME Presentation

14:00pm – 15:45pm      Biomedical Imaging and diagnosis, hypethermia (photo-thermal ablation of tumours),  targeted drug delivery, gene detection, bioelectronics and biosensors, thin films joint prostheses, genomic screening devices, plasmonic biosensors)

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

16:45pm                          Close

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