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 […]
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 […]
Research 22nd February 2019
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry. Next week, over 100,000 people will descend on Barcelona, looking for the next big thing in mobile technology. Amongst the […]
Research 13th February 2019
While we may not even be aware of it, graphene is everywhere around us. From the carbon nanotubes embedded in the soles of our fancy new trainers to sophisticated body sensors, from high-tech electronics to skiing equipment. With this 2D wonder material creeping into virtually every niche of our 3D daily lives, we might ask […]
Applications 26th March 2018
The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award, in association with Sir Andre Geim, is an annual award to help establish new enterprises in graphene and other 2D materials at The University of Manchester.
Applications 31st October 2017
Following the announcement of this year’s winner of the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award, we caught up with Sebastian Leaper-last year’s winner, to find out what he’s been up to since he won the award.
Research 30th October 2017
In recent years millions of people have adopted the use of wearable technologies. Devices that monitor everything from heart rate, eating habits and activity levels to weight and sleeping patterns have now become the norm in our daily lives.
Research 26th October 2017
Our quest to help make seawater drinkable leads to a scientific discovery we weren’t expecting – salt ions that can change shape. Desalination of seawater remains one of the most challenging and expensive ways to produce drinking water.
Applications 4th August 2017
Last week the Government announced that new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution. It was also announced that the Government would invest £246m in battery technology.