Workshop 4: Graphene & related 2D materials

Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials and hybrid nanostructures (GRMs) have a combination of properties that could enable the development of innovative and smart products, not achievable with current state of the art materials. In this context, the selective synthesis of GRMs with tailored properties is a key challenge in order to realize the full potential of GRMs in various applications, such as in energy, optoelectronic and biomedical devices.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum to the rapidly growing community of scientists mastering the growth, synthesis and development of GRMs in order to fabricate devices exhibiting tunable performance. The workshop will focus on various GRMs applications, such as composites, foams and coatings, membranes, energy generation and storage, optoelectronics, and nanomedicine. Particular attention will also be paid to commercialization and on the health and environmental issues pertinent to GRMs.

The Workshop topics include:
  • Progress in the growth and synthesis of GRMs
  • Fundamental physics of GRM
  • First principle modelling of GRMs
  • Properties of GRMs
  • Advanced characterization techniques of GRMs
  • GRMs based composites and thin films
  • GRMs based energy devices
  • GRMs based optoelectonic devices
  • GRMs based biomedical devices
  • Market commercialization.
  • Health and environmental related issues.

Workshop Invited Speakers

Andrea Ferrari

 Professor of Nanotechnology
Director of the Cambridge Graphene Centre 
 Director of the EPSRC Centre
Professorial Fellow of Pembroke College

Xinliang Feng

TU Dresden, Germany

Cinzia Casiraghi

Materials Chemistry School of Chemistry
National Graphene Institute 
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Paolo Samori

University Strasbourg, France

Francesco Bonaccorso

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 

Costas Galiotis

Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Paul McMillan

London's Global University (UCL), UK

Paolo Bondavalli

Thales, France

Lefteris Lidorikis

University Ioannina, Greece

Stephan Roche

Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

Andrey Turchanin

Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

Luigi Colombo

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials
University of Cambridge

Vladimir Falko

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manchester

Vittorio Pelegrini

Graphene Labs - Director
 Institute of Technology (IIT) Genova

Mar García Hernández

Prof. Instituto de Ciencia
de Materiales de Madrid, Spain