National Graphene Institute
National Graphene Institute 12th August 2020
An international research team led by The University of Manchester has revealed a nanomaterial that mirrors the “magic angle” effect originally found in a complex man-made structure known as twisted bilayer graphene – a key area of study in physics in recent years.
Collaborations 17th July 2020
Danilo da Silva Mariano, leader of Gerdau’s Graphene and Advanced Materials R&D Centre, tells us why Gerdau chose to work with Graphene@Manchester.
National Graphene Institute 3rd June 2019
Graphene was the world’s first two-dimensional material. Stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, flexible and transparent, graphene’s properties have captured the imagination of many since its isolation in 2004. Due to graphene’s diverse properties, it lends itself to a multitude of applications from composites and coatings, water filtration, sensors, electronics and biomedical applications. But […]
Collaborations 16th May 2019
Ahead of the American Graphene Summit in May. Adrian Nixon, Editor of the Nixene Journal sat down with James Baker, CEO Graphene@Manchester on why America should explore the potential of graphene. If you want to find out why graphene is important then James Baker is one of the best placed people to ask. James Baker […]
National Graphene Institute 15th March 2019
It’s been four years since the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester officially opened its doors. Since then it has welcomed visitors from across the globe including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and President Xi Jingping of the People’s Republic of China. It has also been at the forefront of graphene […]
National Graphene Institute 8th March 2019
Following up the #WomenInGraphene conference hosted at the National Graphene Institute funded by the Graphene Flagship last month, I took the opportunity to interview two female graphene researchers, Professor Sarah Haigh and PhD candidate Clara Skuse, to talk about their perceptions of gender equality in their field of research. With graphene research verging on the fields […]
Collaborations 13th December 2016
The portraits, which feature people who work with graphene at The University of Manchester can be seen from street level and line the perimeter of the building.
Applications 19th November 2015
On Friday 23 October 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the University. There was no doubt that day would be a big day. Fortunately, after planning and rehearsing for quite a long time, I wasn’t feeling that nervous. I arrived early in the morning, but there was already a crowd of thousands opposite the National […]
Applications 21st July 2015
The University of Manchester Library is playing a key role in supporting graphene research and in ensuring that Manchester’s unique contributions to the development of graphene are recorded and preserved for posterity. Since we launched a pilot project two years ago, our graphene-related activities have expanded dramatically, and we believe that we are making a […]
Applications 24th June 2015
The superlative properties of graphene – the world’s thinnest material, ultra-strong, highly conductive, and many more – are becoming increasingly well known. However, as a recent estimate suggested there are more than 600 different types of graphene, commercial organisations looking to work with the material can struggle to know where to start. To address this […]