Date: 25th 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
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
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 Intro and welcome to graphene activity at Manchester, James Baker, Business Director, NGI
09:40 Graphene and Other 2D Materials, Introduction and Overview, Prof. Ian Kinloch, Professor of Materials Science
10:20 Composites and coatings, Bennie Li, Research Associate, University of Manchester
11:00 15 min break
11:15 Charlie Rea, Manufacturing Advisory Service now part of Business Growth Service, Business Growth Manager
11:30 Energy storage and generation Dr Paul Wiper
12:10 NGI and GEIC James Baker, Professor of Materials Science
12:25 Networking buffet lunch
13:30 2D Tech Dr Nigel Salter, CEO
14:00 Introduction to graphene and other 2D materials and Graphene@Manchester Dr Ania Servant
14:15 Introduction to biomedical applications + toxicity and nano-safety, Dr Cyrill Bussy
14:55 Anti-bacterial properties of graphene/graphene oxide, Dr Irina Barbolina
15:30 Scheduled tour of NGI facility
If you would like to take a tour of the facilities please email firstname.lastname@example.org upon booking.