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Manchester hosts major graphene summit

12 Jun 2014

The University is this week hosting some of the world’s largest companies working on graphene applications of the future


The 2nd annual Graphene Supply, Application and Commercialisation Congress is being held at University Place on Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 June.

Featuring organisations including IBM, Nike, Boeing and Nokia, the Congress will hear from leading researchers about applications for the one-atom thick material.

Isolated at Manchester in 2004, graphene has the potential to revolutionise the materials world. The University is building the £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI), which will see scientists and commercial partners working side by side.

Delegates at the Congress will be invited to tour the NGI, set to open in early 2015, to see how the Institute is taking shape. Within the NGI’s 7,800 square metres will be Europe’s largest cleanroom and world-class characterisation and research equipment.

Speakers at the Congress include senior researchers from leading companies involved in graphene research, as well as academics, including Professor Robert Young and Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University.

Key sectors to be covered in the session include Application Progress Landmarks, Quality, Supply Scalability, Processability, Integration, Investors and Other 2D Materials.

James Baker, Business Director of Graphene@Manchester, said: “The Graphene Supply, Application and Commercialisation Congress promises to be an exciting opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading graphene researchers.

“We are delighted that the Congress is to be held in Manchester, the home of graphene and one of the world’s foremost centres of graphene commercialisation.”

Further information

More details, including the full programme, is available from: