Graphene: World-leading Research and Development

For The Public

The Graphene research community at Manchester constantly engages the UK public in the exciting world of Graphene research, through various outreach activities.

We recently organized an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (2011) as well as two exhibits at the Manchester Science Festival (2011). Our ‘Graphene Roadshow’ titled Graphene: Unexpected Science in a Pencil Line, is available to be presented by our experts at science festivals across the UK and even abroad (contact media team for further details).

Participation in outreach activities is an integral part of the curriculum of the NorthWest Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre, a number of whose student and academic members are actively involved in graphene research. Our research community includes a number of STEMNET ambassadors, who routinely interact with the public, particularly schools, to spread knowledge and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, in partnership with the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).


Graphene: Made in Manchester.



Physics World report on graphene’s potential to provide clean drinking water.



Sir Andre Geim interviewed by CNN about the vast potential of graphene.



Interview with Kostya, and students making graphene.



How to make and find Graphene.



Getting dressed to make Graphene.