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.
Research 12th January 2017
Nearing the end of his PhD, Graphene NOWNANO student, Leon Newman talks about his experience in the doctoral training programme.
Applications 4th January 2017
The Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has been open for just over six months. Over that time, we’ve had an incredible 80000 visitors. People have described the exhibition as inspiring, fun, and informative.
Research 15th December 2016
The air inside a cleanroom is one million times purer than the air we breathe each day. The National Graphene Institute (NGI) boasts 1500 square meters of cleanroom space but what is a cleanroom and how do you keep it clean?
Research 1st December 2016
One year into her PhD Fiona Porter talks about her experience in the Graphene NOWNANO Centre for Doctoral Training programme (CDT), and the importance of public events to engage people with science. Having been introduced to nanochemistry during my Masters project at the University of Oxford, I wanted to continue in this area for my PhD, […]
Research 24th November 2016
The Graphene NOWNANO CDT programme was a case of the right opportunity presenting itself at the right time. Studying for my A-levels in Bolton, I had one of those over-enthusiastic and motivational teachers who really cared, both about her subject, and the progress of the students she was teaching. She would highlight areas outside of […]
Research 13th May 2016
My name’s Matt Holwill, I grew up in North Wales before doing a combined Bachelors and Masters in Physics at the University of Exeter. After that I wanted to do a PhD and came here to Manchester as a member of the Graphene NOWNANO Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). Can you give an outline of […]
Applications 26th April 2016
Some people have been curious as to why The University of Manchester didn’t patent graphene. Clive Rowland, CEO of UMI3, explains. The University of Manchester neither discovered nor invented graphene; rather it was the place where this extraordinary material was first isolated from graphite and correctly identified as graphene late in 2003. Graphene had been known about […]