Cambridge centre to work on Graphene

A new £25 million centre in Cambridge will focus on how wonder material Graphene can benefit us in everyday life.

Experts hope Graphene centre will bridge gap between academia and industry

The new Cambridge Graphene centre will be funded by a £12 million Government grant and £13 million from industry. Experts in Cambridge are delighted at the development.

Graphene's potential is beyond doubt, but much more research is needed if we are to develop it to a point where it proves of benefit to society as a whole.

"The pioneering work of Cambridge engineers and scientists in fields such as carbon nanotechnology and flexible electronics, coupled with our record working with industry and launching spin-out firms based on our research, means that we are in a unique position to take graphene to that next level."

– Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge

We are targeting applications and manufacturing processes, and broadening research to other two-dimensional materials and hybrid systems. The integration of these new materials could bring a new dimension to future technologies, creating faster, thinner, stronger, more flexible broadband devices."

– Professor Andrea Ferrari, Centre Director

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