BIST centres send 38 researchers to largest graphene conference in Europe

By June 27, 2019January 7th, 2021BIST, Europe, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is at the 2019 Graphene Conference in Rome this week (June 25-28), the 9th edition of the largest European event about graphene and 2D materials. Thirty-eight researchers from BIST centres, six percent of all participants, are attending the conference, with 11 oral presenters, four invited speakers, and numerous session chairs. BIST is also presenting its Graphene@BIST initiative with an oral presentation and booth, with information about the programme, active promotion of open positions at the BIST centres in the field of graphene and 2D materials research, and demos of some of the research being carried out at the centres. The initiative is supported by FEDER (European Regional Development Fund, ERDF).

The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), both BIST centres, have played leading roles in organizing the conference participation and will be present throughout the week at the BIST booth. Other BIST centres involved in the Graphene@BIST intitiative are the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), and the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ).

Among the BIST centre researchers presenting at the conference are invited speakers Arben Merkoci (ICN2) with a workshop on graphene-based platforms for diagnostics, Frank Koppens (ICFO) with a plenary talk on nano-optical properties of twisted bilayer graphene near the magic angle, Sergio O. Valenzuela (ICN2) with a plenary talk on spin-orbit proximity phenomena in graphene, and Stijn Goossens (ICFO) with an industrial forum keynote talk on the integration of graphene based photodetectors and imagers for broadband sensing.

ICFO Research Fellow Antoine Reserbat-Plantey will also present the Graphene@BIST initiative in a talk this week.

A full list of all BIST researchers at the conference, along with a schedule of where they will be can be downloaded here.

More about Graphene@BIST:
More information about the Graphene@BIST initiative can be found here.
More information about the the BIST centres involved in the conference can be found on their websites:
ICFO news article
ICN2 news article

More about the 2019 Graphene Conference:
The graphene conference brings together experts in graphene and 2D materials from around Europe and globally, as well as companies interested in exploiting new promising technologies in this field. World-class researchers discuss recent advances and future applications of research in the area of graphene and 2D materials over four days filled with plenary sessions, workshops, industrial forums, and student presentations and poster sessions. All areas of this multidisciplinary field will be discussed at the conference, including the growth and synthesis methods of 2D materials, the modeling and theoretical interpretations of their behaviour, exploration techniques including microscopy and spectroscopy, and the applications to electronics, medicine, and sustainable energy, among others. Another important goal of the conference is to facilitate connections between the research world and industry, promoting impact on the economy and health sectors, among others.

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