Graphene: from scientific oddity to revolutionary wonder-material

1 February 2017, 18:30 - 21:00
Chelmsford campus

In the decade since graphene was first isolated it has progressed from a scientific curiosity to becoming the driving force behind one of the most active research areas today. 

In this talk we will explore the fundamentals of graphene science, the ongoing cutting-edge research into the new class of two-dimensional materials and touch on just a few of their possible uses in applications such as aviation, transparent electronics and water filtration.

Speaker: Philip Thomas is a researcher at the University of Manchester and member of the Graphene-NOWNANO Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). He is based in the graphene group studying the optical properties of metallic nanostructures combined with two-dimensional materials. He has been heavily involved in the CDT’s outreach programme, delivering talks in schools and at science festivals to a variety of audiences.

Event Details

When:
1 February 2017, 18:30 - 21:00
Location:
Chelmsford campus
Room:
Lord Ashcroft Building, Room MAB 221
Cost:
Free