The latest Graphene related stories from Manchester University
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.
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.
05 Nov 2013
In association with Sir Andre Geim
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).
14 Oct 2013
The Graphene Flagship – one of Europe’s first ten-year, €1bn flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies – has been launched.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 May 2013
Three University of Manchester scientists have been elected Fellows of The Royal Society, it was announced today (Friday).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 Feb 2013
University of Manchester scientists have discovered a way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Feb 2012
Wonder material graphene has been touted as the next silicon, with one major problem – it is too conductive to be used in computer chips. Now scientists from The University of Manchester have given its prospects a new lifeline.
02 Feb 2012
Today sees the announcement of full details of how an additional £50 million will be spent to keep the UK at the forefront of research into ‘wonder material’ graphene. Also below are details of further investment strands for graphene engineering and research technology.
27 Jan 2012
Wonder material graphene has revealed another of its extraordinary properties - University of Manchester researchers have found that it is superpermeable with respect to water.
09 Jan 2012
Can organic matter behave like a fridge magnet? Scientists from The University of Manchester have now shown that it can.
03 Jan 2012
Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, who demonstrated the remarkable properties of wonder material graphene, have been knighted in the New Year Honours list.
10 Oct 2011
Scientists at the University of Manchester have come one step closer to creating the next generation of computer chips using wonder material graphene.
03 Oct 2011
The University of Manchester welcomes the £50m investment announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne into graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material.
31 Aug 2011
Internet connection speeds could be tens of times faster than they currently are, thanks to research by University of Manchester scientists using wonder material graphene.
12 Aug 2011
The Nobel Prize winning scientists Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov have taken a huge step forward in studying the wonder material graphene and revealing its exciting electronic properties for future electronic applications.
25 Jul 2011
University of Manchester researchers led by the Nobel Prize winning scientists Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov have taken another step forward towards the understanding of wonder material graphene.
05 Jul 2011
An interactive exhibit highlighting the almost limitless potential of the world’s thinnest material goes on display today.