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.

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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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