Date: 22nd June 2015
Location: National Graphene Institute (NGI) The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9QS
Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
Introduction to graphene and other 2D Materials
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 business support organisations. If you are an SME manufacturer please see the calendar for the industry workshops on the 24th June (Topics: Electronic Devices and Flexible Electronics) and 25th June (Topics: Composites and Coatings, Energy Storage and Generation, Biomedical).
08:00 Scheduled tour of facilities
09:30 Intro and Welcome to graphene activity at The University of Manchester, James Baker, Business Director, NGI
Richard Jeffery Director, Business Growth Hub
09:45 Graphene introduction and overview Ivan Buckley, Project Manager, NGI
10:15 Electronics Dr Antonios Oikonomou, Research Associate, NGI
10:45 15 min break
11:00 Composite and coatings Bennie Li, Research Associate, University of Manchester
11:30 Membranes and energy
Dr Paul Wiper, Research Associate, NGI
12:00 Biomedical, Dr Ania Servant, Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Graphene)
12:30 Networking lunch