in partnership with Exeter’s Centre for Graphene Science

10 December 2019; 13 December 2019

Chair: Prof. Anna Katharina Ott, University of Exeter

Graphene and other layered materials are some of the most interesting and versatile materials discovered in the last 20 years. Due to their unique and outstanding properties these materials have the potential to open up new markets and revolutionise current technologies in the field of sensors, flexibles and wearables, energy, composites and coatings, photonics and optoelectronics, electronics as well as biomedical applications.

Internationally-renowned experts will speak at this 2 day symposium to discuss and share their research and insights on graphene and related materials as well as the most critical challenges that need to be overcome to commercialise applications based on 2D materials. This symposium will cover the most recent advances in graphene and related materials research starting from materials fabrication, fundamental materials characterisation to applications.




Andrea C. Ferrari

University of Cambridge

Andrea C. Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Professor of nanotechnology and Professorial Fellow of Pembroke College. He founded and directs the Cambridge Graphene Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. He chairs the management panel and is the Science and Technology Officer of the European Graphene Flagship. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Optical Society and he has been recipient of numerous awards, such as the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, The EU-40 Materials Prize. He also received 4 European Research Council Grants.

Alberto G. Curto

Eindhoven University of Technology

Alberto G. Curto is Assistant Professor in the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also part of the Institute for Photonic Integration. The goal of Curto's research is to find new and improved ways of making light interact with very small matter, particularly by designing metal and semiconductor nanostructures. His current research interests include the optics and optoelectronics of layered 2D semiconductors and chirality in nano-optics.

Before moving to Eindhoven, Curto was a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow at Stanford University in the United States working on metal and semiconductor nano-optics and on layered 2D semiconductors. His PhD research at ICFO focused on nano-antennas as optical elements for enhanced interaction of light with nanoscale matter.

Curto is a recipient of one of the first START-UP grants from NWO (2018).

Anna Katharina Ott

University of Exeter

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Ana Neves

University of Exeter

Dr Ana Neves has a background in Chemistry, with a PhD awarded in 2013 by Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, for work carried out at the Solid State Group of ITN (Technical and Nuclear Institute), focusing on the molecular engineering of organic and organometallic materials with magnetic and electric properties. Pursuing the path of applications, she then joined the Organic Electronics group at INESC – Microsystems and Nanotechnology in Lisbon in as a postdoctoral researcher.

Previously a Visiting Researcher at Exeter, Dr Ana Neves joined the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences in October 2014 as an Associate Research Fellow under the project "Wearable light emitting transistors for future communication devices" working on graphene for flexible and wearable applications.

Since October 2016 she is a Lecturer in Engineering. She has previously been on research-only duties related to her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with project E-TEX "All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics". Ana currently teaches in the Engineering and Natural Sciences programmes. She is also a member of the Nano-Engineering, Science and Technology Group (NEST).

Dr Ana Neves research interests include fabrication and processing of organic and molecular materials, graphene and 2D materials for applications in flexible and wearable electronics, including sensing and communication devices.

Monica Craciun

University of Exeter

Prof Monica Craciun is Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Engineering Department at the University of Exeter, UK. She has over 15 years of research expertise in the areas of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She currently holds one of the 5-year EPSRC Engineering Fellowships for Growth awarded to only 8 UK leading academics for maintaining UK’s research leadership the area of Advanced Materials (identified as one of the Great British Technologies). Prof Craciun is/was investigator on more than 30 EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate UK, EU and industrial research grants with a total funding of over £9.25million. At Exeter she is full-time staff of the Centre for Graphene Science and of the Nano Engineering Science and Technology Group. Prof Craciun gained a PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), an MSc in Materials Physics (Joseph Fourier University, Grenobe, France), an MSc in Applied Physics (University of Bucharest, Romania) and an MSc in Materials Engineering (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium). Before joining Exeter she was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and at the University of Tokyo were she was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Prof Craciun joined the University of Exeter in January 2010 as research fellow and took up the position of Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in April 2017.

Oleg Yazyev

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Prof. Oleg Yazyev was born in Simferopol, Crimean peninsula. He obtained his degree in chemistry from Moscow State University in 2003. He then joined Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) completing his PhD thesis in 2007. Next two years he has spent as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP) and the Institute for Numerical Research in the Physics of Materials (IRRMA) of the same institution. In 2009-2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In September 2011 he started an independent research group supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation professorship grant. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting grant. His current research focuses on the theoretical and computational physics of two-dimensional and topoloigical materials with strong emphasis on their prospective technological applications.

Mineo Hiramatsu

Meijo University

Prof. Mineo Hiramatsu received Ph.D. from Nagoya University and is a Full Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Meijo University, Japan. He served as the Director of Research Institute, Meijo University in 2017-2018. His main fields of research are plasma diagnostics and plasma processing for the synthesis of thin films and nanostructured materials. Author of more than 150 scientific papers and patents on plasma processes for materials science. He served as chairman and member of organizing and scientific committees of international conferences on plasma chemistry and plasma processing. He was awarded the Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow in 2017.

Mikhail Glazov

Ioffe institute

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S.-R. Eric Yang

Korea University

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Antonio Di Bartolomeo

Università di Salerno

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Ursula Wurstbauer

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

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Alex Henning

Walter Schottky Institute

Dr. Henning earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University where he developed a novel transistor for sensing and logic applications. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for his research in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Northwestern University where he established novel atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes for the dielectric integration of two-dimensional (2D) materials. Currently, Dr. Henning is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) where his research focuses on developing functional coatings and carrier-selective contacts to 2D materials using plasma-enhanced ALD.

Artem Mishchenko

University of Manchester

Artem Mishchenko is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Manchester. His research interests are in the fields of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, with the emphasis on quantum transport in van der Waals materials. The major contributions to these fields have been published in over 80 peer-refereed papers, many in Science and Nature journals, leading to more than 14000 citations and h-index of 39. He has initiated several new research directions, such as a tunnelling and capacitance spectroscopy of van der Waals heterostructures; his works led to the development of many new functional devices, including nanoscale tunnelling transistors and photovoltaic sensors. As a recognition of his achievements, he has received several prestigious awards including SNSF Fellowship, EPSRC Fellowship, and EMFL Prize 2018. He is also named in 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics.

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