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Graphene Industry Workshops 2015 (1)

Date: 24th June 2015
Location: National Graphene Institute (NGI) The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9QS
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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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 please book on our introduction event on the 22nd June.


08:00 Scheduled tour of facilities

09:30 Registration and networking

10:00 Welcome & introduction to the workshop, James Baker, Business Director, NGI

10:20 Charlie Rea, Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of Business, Growth Service, Business Growth Manager

10:40 Graphene and other 2D materials – Introduction and overview, Prof. Ian Kinloch, Professor of Materials Science

11:20 NGI and GEIC, Ivan Buckley, Project Manager, National Graphene Institute

12:00 Networking buffet lunch

13:00 Graphene optoelectronics Dr Tim Echtermeyer

13:30 Graphene nanodevices for energy harvesting Dr Gregory Auton

14:00 Graphene biosensors Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan

14:30 BGTM Materials – Graphene SME
Dr Liam Britnell, R&D Manager

15:00 Light-emitting diodes by bandstructure engineering in van der Waals heterostructures Dr Freddy Withers

15:30 Graphene based RFIDs Xianjun Huang, University of Manchester

16:00 Graphene pressure sensors Christian Berger

16:30 Graphene spin valve devices Dr I J Vera Marun

17:00 NGI Tour and networking

If you would like to take a tour of the facilities please email upon booking.

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