In June Warsaw will host the Graphene Week – the most important international conference devoted to graphene. The choice of Poland as a venue for the conference is a sign of recognition from European scientists for the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology for its contribution to graphene research.
During the Graphene Week from 13 to 17 June, Warsaw will host about 600 leading researchers working on the manufacture and use of graphene. It is a material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms and it has a wide range of application – it can be used, for example, in the manufacture of flexible smart phones, high-performance batteries or in the development of anti-cancer therapies.
The conference includes numerous sessions and lectures on to the state of graphene research and graphene application in industry, including in electronics and biomedicine. The participants will have the opportunity to see prototypes of devices using graphene and to visit the stands of Polish companies and scientific institutions engaged in graphene projects.
The Graphene Week conference is organised by the European Commission as part of the Graphene Flagship – EU project planned to run for 10 years.
“Previous editions of the conference were held in centres which play a substantial part in the works on graphene. The first one was organized by the Chalmers University of Technology. The second conference took place in Manchester, where the discoverers of graphene and Noble prize winners, professor Andriej Gejm and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, work. Our Institute was asked to organize the third edition, in recognition to the contribution of our scientists, in particular Włodzimierz Strupiński PhD, who is one of the trail-blazing graphene researchers”, said Ireneusz Marciniak PhD engineer, the Head of the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology. Polish scientists gained the recognition of European researchers by developing new graphene production and application methods and improving the existing ones.
For more information on the event, visit: www.graphene-flagship.eu.