Research groups

Graphene research spans a range of disciplines, with new areas constantly being explored. These are the groups currently involved in graphene and 2D material research at the University.

Condensed Matter Physics (CMP)

Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

The goal of the centre is to create an easy-to-access-and-use, multidisciplinary workshop with extensive facilities, which allows researchers to fabricate, visualise and characterise structures and devices containing individual elements from a few microns down to 10 nanometres in size. The facility is specially designed for advanced multidisciplinary research so that researchers with little previous experience in nanotechnology could use it to join and collaborate with those already active and experienced in the subject.

Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology (CMN)

Manchester Centre for Mesoscience & Nanotechnology (CMN)

School of Computer Science

The goal of the centre is to create an easy-to-access-and-use, multidisciplinary workshop with extensive facilities, which allows researchers to fabricate, visualise and characterise structures and devices containing individual elements from a few microns down to 10 nanometres in size. The facility is specially designed for advanced multidisciplinary research so that researchers with little previous experience in nanotechnology could use it to join and collaborate with those already active and experienced in the subject.

Nano-engineering and Storage Technology (NEST) Group

Nano-engineering and Storage Technology (NEST) Group

School of Computer Science

The research of NEST encompasses many aspects including the development of extensive simulation and analysis tools, the fabrication of novel media for both storage and sensor applications, experimental analysis of storage and sensor systems and the analysis of systems (recovery of data) for data storage applications.

Nanomedicine Lab

Nanomedicine Lab

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

The Nanomedicine Lab’s mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge in the emerging field of nanomedicine by bringing together bioengineering, pharmacology and nanotechnology and their translation to advanced, clinically-relevant therapeutics and diagnostics. The aim is the development of novel, viable and effective therapeutics based on bioengineering and nanotechnology components, used as either the ‘drug’ or the ‘delivery system’. Such components include DNA, RNA, viruses, stem cells, radionuclides, liposomes, carbon nanomaterials and other nanomaterials (quantum dots, fullerenes, carbon nanohorns).

Photon Science Institute (PSI)

Photon Science Institute (PSI)

School of Physics and Astronomy

The PSI provides an innovative and interdisciplinary environment for research into and the application of photon science - the understanding of how light interacts with matter. The Institute fosters collaborations across the physical, engineering, material, medical and biological sciences to produce high-quality research and knowledge transfer.

School of Chemistry

School of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry develop specialist electronic materials. We are involved in world-leading research in molecular magnets and graphene and we develop innovative materials for membranes. Grants have been funded to research membranes and energy storage devices. Computational science is used to provide important insights into, and predictions for, new organic and nanoporous materials.

School of Materials

Graphene and Nanostructured Materials

School of Materials

There is a large, multidisciplinary activity within the School of Materials on the formation, structure and properties of nanostructured materials, including graphene. The ability to characterise and manipulate the structure of matter on the nanoscale is fundamental to the development of advanced structural and functional materials. Consequently, research is broad-ranging and encompasses areas such as composites, fibres, surface-engineering for improved performance and environmental resistance and advanced characterisation techniques.

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Microwave and Communication Systems

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Microwave and Communication Systems Group in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has extensive research in passive components, active devices and systems for communication, radar and sensing applications over a frequency range from hundreds of megahertz to terahertz. The group has an interest in investigating the properties and behaviours of graphene at high frequencies including microwaves, millimetre-wave and terahertz waves, and in using the material for designing high performance passive and active devices in these frequency bands.

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