A new CEO for Graphene@Manchester will lead the commercial development of graphene and 2D materials.
Graphene - a type of carbon - was discovered by Prof Sir Andre Geim and Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov in Manchester University in 2004. It is stronger than steel, but can conduct electricity and heat more effectively.
Vice-chancellor of Manchester University, Professor Colin Bailey, was part of the firm that developed the graphene light bulb. He said its creation was just the beginning for the ‘wonder material’.