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Graphene

Facilities and equipment

The Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) specialises in the development and scale-up of graphene and other 2D materials for industrial purposes.

The GEIC is the home of industry-led innovation with graphene and 2D materials. Work at the GEIC is focused around creating, testing and optimising new concepts for delivering products to market as well as the processes needed to scale up production and build and maintain a supply chain.

Working with the National Graphene Institute, the GEIC complements their research with work in six key areas of focus:

  • Composites
  • Energy
  • Membranes
  • Inks, formulations and coatings
  • Graphene production and pilot facility
  • Measurements and characterisation

Our facilities:

High bay

The high bay is an industrial-scale area containing ten, nine by nine metre bays. It has double height ceilings and includes two 10T overhead cranes for equipment mobility. The bay area is accessible by lorry.

Composites

The composites suite of laboratories facilitates the incorporation of 2D materials into polymer, metal and ceramic matrices, from this parts can then be made and tested.

Formulations and coatings

The formulations and coatings lab contains equipment dedicated to the development and production of inks and formulations for printed and flexible electronics, wearables and coatings.

Energy

Available at the GEIC are a number of specialist pieces of equipment for the fabrication of batteries and supercapacitors, at both large and small scales.

Membranes

The membranes area is equipped with tools to scale up the production of sheet and hollow fibre membranes using 2D materials.

Characterisation

Characterisation equipment at the GEIC is tailored to suit our application areas and allows those working there to study the unique properties of 2D materials.

Industrial laboratories

There are a number of industrial laboratory spaces that can be rented for shorter periods of time, such as for smaller projects. Our laboratories allow access to wet (with fume cabinets) and dry workspaces, as well as prototyping spaces.

For longer term projects, private laboratories are available. These spaces can be customised to suit the needs and requirements of your work.