The magic of graphene: from basic science to manufacturing devices

25 Sep 2021
Location: Zoom webinar
Start time: 14:00
End time: 15:00

Graphene has been called a 'wonder material', which will change the world. But where are all the high-tech graphene products?

The problem lies in upscaling from amazing laboratory results using small flakes of graphene, to manufacturing graphene devices. A Cambridge University group in the Materials Science Department has invented a new way to make large-area, transfer-free graphene, free from metallic contamination.

This event is a hybrid one in front of a live audience at Churchill, whilst broadcast as a live Zoom webinar. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with questions taken from the live audience, as well as from the Zoom Q&A function. Those signing up using this link will receive a Zoom link close to the event. If you wish to attend in person at the College, please book through the Churchill College Association Weekend booking form.


Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRD FREng (G63) is an Honorary Fellow and alumnus of Churchill, a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was knighted in 2010 for services to science. He founded the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride and set up two spin-off companies to exploit the research of his group on low-cost LEDs for home and office lighting and the Cambridge/Rolls-Royce Centre for Advanced Materials for Aerospace Engines. Materials developed there are now flying in Rolls-Royce engines. He recently co-founded a new company, Paragraf, to exploit research on graphene, which promises to revolutionise a wide range of products including sensors and electronic devices.

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