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The latest Graphene related stories from Manchester University


Osborne marks Graphene Institute topping out

01 Apr 2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP marked the topping out ceremony of National Graphene Institute (NGI) with a speech praising revolutionary science at The University of Manchester.


Osborne announces new doctoral training centre for Manchester

28 Mar 2014

The University of Manchester has been awarded 4.5million to establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training in ‘Materials for Demanding Environments', the Chancellor George Osborne announced today in Manchester.


EU Commissioner visits the National Graphene Institute

13 Mar 2014

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn has visited the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.


Lucy Powell MP gets the graphene experience

12 Mar 2014

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell has visited The University of Manchester to learn more about wonder material graphene.


New Business Director for the National Graphene Institute

20 Feb 2014

The University of Manchester has appointed a new Business Director for the National Graphene Institute (NGI).


Freedom of the city for Nobel Laureates

18 Feb 2014

Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Manchester.


Graphene’s love affair with water

14 Feb 2014

Water filters allowing precise and fast sieving of salts and organic molecules have been revealed by University of Manchester scientists.


IP Group extends deal with The University of Manchester to include graphene

27 Jan 2014

IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) ("IP Group" or "the Company" or "the Group"), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is delighted to announce that it has extended its commercialisation agreement with The University of Manchester ("the University") through its technology transfer company, UMI3 Ltd, to include Proof-of-Principle (“PoP”) funding for graphene projects.


Manchester scientists make UK top 100 list

20 Jan 2014

Four University of Manchester scientists have been named in a list of the country’s 100 leading practising scientists.


Graphene research lands one of 2013 top 10 physics breakthroughs

13 Dec 2013

Research by a University of Manchester scientist has been included in the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2013, as judged by Physics World magazine.


A new step towards graphene-based electronics

13 Dec 2013

University of Manchester scientists have helped demonstrate that long, structurally well-defined ribbons of graphene can be made.


From Lab Bench to Backbench

02 Dec 2013

Two University of Manchester scientists will be swapping their lab coats for legislation, when they visit the House of Commons for a “Week in Westminster” commencing Monday, 2 December, as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science.


Manchester wins four new national doctoral training centres

22 Nov 2013

The University of Manchester has been chosen to host four new national Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in science and engineering, the Government has announced.


The Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award: 2014 award

05 Nov 2013

In association with Sir Andre Geim


Leading lights of science put on show for Festival

22 Oct 2013

Glow in the dark chemicals, dinosaurs and nanotechnology are amongst the hands-on science activities showcased by The University of Manchester at an event for the Manchester Science Festival (24 October – 3 November).


Graphene Flagship has set sail

14 Oct 2013

The Graphene Flagship – one of Europe’s first ten-year, €1bn flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies – has been launched.


Direct ‘writing’ of artificial cell membranes on graphene

10 Oct 2013

Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection and drug screening.


Graphene pioneers awarded the Freedom of Manchester

08 Oct 2013

Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov are to be awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of Manchester for their groundbreaking work on the material graphene on Wednesday 9 October.


‘Tense’ graphene joins forces with gold nano-antennas

04 Oct 2013

Graphene can be used to investigate how light interacts with nano-antennas, potentially increasing the efficiency of solar cells and photo detectors, University of Manchester researchers have found


University innovation takes centre stage at Conservative Party conference

01 Oct 2013

The University of Manchester has set up home in the Innovation Zone at the Conservative Party Conference being held at Manchester Central this week.


Science Minister visits the National Graphene Institute

30 Sep 2013

Science Minister David Willetts MP today visited the site of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, which will be the UK's national centre for research into the wonder material.


University attracts major graphene manufacturer to Manchester

09 Sep 2013

One of the world’s largest graphene manufacturers has agreed a 5m collaborative research partnership to open its European base at The University of Manchester.


Nathan joins the graphene revolution

21 Aug 2013

The University has appointed a Business Development and Strategy Director for graphene to attract some of the world’s biggest companies to partner with the National Graphene Institute.


Playing Lego on an atomic scale

25 Jul 2013

Sparked by wonder material graphene, a “gold rush” on new materials made layer by layer with atomic precision is about to begin, according to Nobel Laureate Andre Geim.


Royal Society accolades for Manchester scientists

22 Jul 2013

University of Manchester Nobel Laureates Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov have been awarded two of the Royal Society’s most significant honours.


Graphene-based energy storage and advanced materials receive 8m boost

17 Jul 2013

The University of Manchester has been awarded nearly 8 million for two research projects as part of the Government’s strategy to invest in key technologies.


Graphene – Made in Manchester

14 Jun 2013

A University of Manchester spin-out company producing high-quality graphene and other 2-D materials will bring applications using the wonder material closer to reality.


Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene

12 Jun 2013

Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.


Catching graphene butterflies

16 May 2013

Wonder material graphene, when combined with other graphene-like materials, paves the way for vast new areas of scientific discovery and previously unheard-of applications, University of Manchester researchers have revealed.


Manchester appoints world-leading academic to bring graphene closer to medicine

07 May 2013

The University of Manchester has today announced the appointment of a world-leading academic, who is playing a pivotal role in nanomedicine - a growing field with potential to benefit patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease and cancer.


How graphene and friends could harness the Sun’s energy

03 May 2013

Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one-atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices, scientists have revealed.


Triple celebration for Faculty’s three new Fellows

03 May 2013

Three University of Manchester scientists have been elected Fellows of The Royal Society, it was announced today (Friday).


Graphene’s high-speed seesaw

30 Apr 2013

A new transistor capable of revolutionising technologies for medical imaging and security screening has been developed by graphene researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham.


Manchester leads the way in graphene membrane research

04 Apr 2013

University of Manchester graphene researchers have been awarded a 3.5m funding boost that could bring desalination plants, safer food packaging and enhanced disease detection closer to reality.


Graphene is theme for Festival’s science communicator

04 Apr 2013

A University of Manchester graphene researcher and lecturer who has encouraged more than 20,000 people to learn about the amazing potential of the wonder material has won this year’s Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award) at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester).


Huge funding boost for graphene Institute

13 Mar 2013

The University of Manchester has received confirmation of 23m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund towards the 61m National Graphene Institute.


How the Industrial Revolution is part of Manchester’s new revolution

27 Feb 2013

A fascinating glimpse of Industrial Revolution life, including the remains of a club frequented by Friedrich Engels, has been revealed at the site of the National Graphene Institute.


On the hunt for the best new graphene ideas

27 Feb 2013

The University of Manchester launched a 50,000 enterprise competition for students with new graphene ideas at a staff event attended by more than 500 people.


Graphene Commercialisation: Assumptions and Realities

18 Feb 2013

The European Commission has announced that it is providing 1bn euros over 10 years for research and development into graphene – the ‘wonder material’ isolated at The University of Manchester by Nobel Prize winners Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov.


A taste of the graphene sandwich

12 Feb 2013

University of Manchester scientists have discovered a way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics.


Royal honour for School of Physics and Astronomy

30 Jan 2013

The University of Manchester’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded a prestigious Regius professorship by the Queen, the government has announced.


Manchester leads the way in 1bn euro research projects

28 Jan 2013

The University of Manchester is involved in two exciting flagship research projects today given funding of 1bn euros by the European Commission.


First look at world-leading graphene Institute

14 Jan 2013

This is the first glimpse of the new 61m research institute into wonder material graphene, which is to be built at The University of Manchester.


Graphene plasmonics beats the drug cheats

14 Jan 2013

Wonder material graphene could help detect the presence of drugs or toxins in the body or dramatically improve airport security, University of Manchester researchers have found.


Changing our material future, layer by layer

20 Dec 2012

Researchers are aiming to develop a new class of materials with remarkable properties using one atom-thick substances such as graphene in a new collaborative project.


Making a layer cake with atomic precision

15 Oct 2012

Graphene and associated one-atom-thick crystals offer the possibility of a vast range of new materials and devices by stacking individual atomic layers on top of each other, new research from The University of Manchester shows.


The Graphene-paved roadmap

11 Oct 2012

Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper claims.


Cutting the graphene cake

30 Jul 2012

Researchers at The University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.


Graphene re-knits its holes

23 Jul 2012

Scientists at The University of Manchester and the SuperSTEM facility at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory have discovered that the ‘miracle material’, graphene, undergoes a self repairing process to mend holes.


Graphene enjoys a Royal visit

17 Feb 2012

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited the University this week to learn more about wonder material graphene and commercialising research.