Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will fill a critical gap in the ecosystem for graphene and 2D material research, development and application in the UK. The University's second world-class multi-million pound graphene-focused centre will see industry-led development in applications through partnership with academics.
Set to open in 2018, the £60m GEIC will be an international research and technology facility. The GEIC will offer the UK the unique opportunity to establish a leading role in disruptive technology that spans a number of industrial sectors. The GEIC will focus on pilot production and characterisation.
Areas of application development will include:
- The GEIC will stimulate the commercial redevelopment of the University's North Campus, creating a cornerstone for Graphene City®.
- The campus is located just yards from HS2 at Piccadilly Train Station and the proposed HS3 link across the North.
- The NGI and GEIC will also be complemented by the proposed Sir Henry Royce Institute for Materials Research and Innovation.