National Graphene Institute 24th September 2020
Aranza Carmona Orbezo has just finished her PhD, working with graphene in capacitor systems to desalinate sea water for human consumption. She tells us about her research, the challenges that 2020 has posed and her vision for future technology…
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.
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre 2nd July 2020
James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester, reflects on how the UK government’s commitment to spending on research and innovation, particularly when it comes to advanced materials, could support the economy to get back on its feet in the wake of Covid-19.
Applications 10th October 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. Graphene has […]
Research 29th August 2019
Eliott Higgins, a PhD student in the School of Natural Sciences discusses his recently published research paper and what it means for the future of two-dimensional materials. Graphene is the world’s first two-dimensional material. Many more time stronger than steel, more conductive than copper and a million times thinner than a human hair, no other […]
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 […]