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Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials

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Conductive Fabric 

Environmentally-friendly graphene textiles could enable wearable electronics



Single Photon Light Emitting Diodes for On-Chip Integration

26 September 2016

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Professor Andrea Ferrari receives American Carbon Society’s Pettinos Award

23 August 2016

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Graphene shows potential in near IR photodetection

08 July 2016

Cambridge Graphene Centre catalysing a UK value-chain

Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock visits the Cambridge Graphene Centre
(Cambridge News)

Graphene and chemistry create optically responsive devices
(newelectronics, April 2016)

Graphene takes centre stage at Mobile World Congress
(Cambridge University News, February 2016)
(Youtube, February 2016)


Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain
(Cambridge University News, January 2016)

Graphene: A 2D materials revolution
(Cambridge University News, November 2015)
(Cambridge TV, November 2015)
(Youtube, November 2015)

New design points a path to the ‘ultimate’ battery
(Cambridge University News, November 2015) (pdf)


Graphene moves from lab to factory floor
(Business Weekly News, November 2015) (pdf)

Graphene enables femtosecond laser pulses

(NewsElectronics, August 2015) (pdf)

(, August 2015) (pdf)

(Observer Chronicle, August 2015) (pdf)

(Graphene Flagship News, August 2015) (pdf)


Growing graphene
(Horizon2020 News, July 2015) (pdf)

Investigating a Commercial Future for Graphene: An Interview with Professor Andrea Ferrari
(AzoNano, July 2015) (pdf)

Andrea Ferrari: the graphene guru
(, April 2015) (pdf)

Graphene’s potential for energy conversion and storage
(News, Nanotechnology Now, February 2015) (pdf)
(News,, February 2015) (pdf)
(News, Azo Nano, February 2015) (pdf)
(Graphene Flagship News, February 2015) (pdf)
(Cambridge University Research News, February 2015) (pdf)


A bold new approach to training PhD students
(Cambridge University News, January 2015) (pdf)

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits
(Graphene Flagship News, January 2015) (pdf)
( News, January 2015) (pdf)

'Wonder Material' Graphene Is Just Getting Started
(NBC News, November 2014) (pdf)

First graphene-based flexible display produced
(Research News, 05 Sep 2014) (pdf)

(Engineering and Technology Magazine News, 10 Sep 2014) (pdf)
(IEEE Spectrum News, 9 Sep 2014) (pdf)
(Business Weekly News, 5 Sep 2014) (pdf)
(Gizmodo News, 5 Sep 2014) (pdf)
(PDD News, 5 Sep 2014) (pdf)
(Wired News, 9 Sep 2014) (pdf)

Ultrafast and Ultrashort: Some Recent Advances in Pulsed Lasers
(News, Optics & Photonics News, May 2014) (pdf)

Five wonder materials that could change the world 
(News, The Guardian, 15 April 2014) (pdf) 

Light-absorbing graphene secures communications
(News, The Engineer, 19 Feburuary 2014) (pdf) 

Agilent Technologies Installs Atomic Force Microscope with Scanning Microwave Microscopy Capabilities at Cambridge Graphene Centre 
(News, Thomasnet, 23 January 2014) (pdf) 

Riding the Graphene Wave 
(News, BBC Radio 4, 6 January 2014) 

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology led by Professor Andrea Ferrari 
(News, BBC, 22 November 2013) (pdf)
(News, EPSRC, 22 November 2013) (pdf)
(News, The Telegraph, 22 November 2013) (pdf) 
(Research News, 22 November 2013) (pdf)

Graphene: The quest for supercarbon
(News, Nature, 20 November 2013) (pdf)

Graphene ink for transparent electronics 
(News, Daily Mail, 5 November 2013) (pdf)
(News, E&T Magazine, 5 November 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 5 November 2013) (pdf)
(News, The Telegraph, 5 November 2013) (pdf)
(News, Gizmodo, 6 November 2013) (pdf)
(Research News, 6 November 2013) (pdf) (Video) 

Graphene flagship sets sail
(Research News, 15 October 2013) (pdf)
(News, Engineering Department, 21 October 2013) (pdf)

Prof. Ferrari interviewed on Graphene 
(Fotonika2013, 1 October 2013) (video) 

How Ultrafast Graphene Circuits Turn From Hype to Reality
(News, Science World Report, 10 September 2013) (pdf)


Cambridge Graphene Centre Focuses on Graphene’s Possibilities
(News, Printed Electronics Now, September 2013) (pdf)

Wonder Material Ignites Scientific Gold Rush
(News, The Wall Street Journal, 24 August 2013) (pdf) (video) (graphics)

The World Is Flat?
(Editorial, ACS Nano, 23 July 2013) (pdf)


Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic announce partnership
(Research News, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, Science Business, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, Cambridge Network, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, Nanowerk, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, The Inquirer, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, Plastic Logic, 26 June 2013) (pdf)
(News, Printed Electronics World, 27 June 2013) (pdf)

Miracle material: the graphene revolution
(News, The Telegraph, 10 June 2013) (pdf)

Ultrashort laser pulses squeezed out of graphene
(News, Nature, 24 May 2013) (pdf)
(News, Scientific American, 26 May 2013) (pdf)

Graphene spin-out founded
(News, CIKC, University of Cambridge, 15 May 2013) (pdf)

First light for MoS2
(News,, 19 April 2013) (pdf)

Graphene in the heart of Europe
(Nature Nanotechnology Editorial, 04 April 2013) (pdf)

Visit of European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn 
(Cambridge University News, 30 January 2013) (pdf)

graphene flagship

Europe pledges one billion euros on graphene as platform for emerging technologies 
(Research News, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(BBC News,28 January 2013) (pdf)
(Fox News,28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,The New York Times, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,The Times Of India, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, Times Higher Education, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 28 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 29 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 29 January 2013) (pdf)

Cambridge Graphene Centre Opens 1st February 2013
(Research News,24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,,24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, BBC,24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,,24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, Engineering Department,24 January 2013) (pdf)
(Sky News, 24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, ITPro, 24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News,, 24 January 2013) (pdf)
(Cambridge University News, 24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, Bdaily, 24 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, BusinessWeekly, 24 January 2013) (pdf)

Graphene delivers ultrashort mid-IR laser pulses (News,, 14 January 2013) (pdf)

Interviews on commercialisation of graphene
(News, Computerworld UK, 16 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, CFO World, 16 January 2013) (pdf)
(News, ZDNet, 15 January 2013) (pdf)


Ferrari et al. review the state of the art of graphene preparation, production, placement and handling (News,, 20 December 2012) (pdf)

Cambridge University awarded over £12million for research into graphene flexible electronics and optoelectronics 
(EPSRC News, 4 January 2013) (pdf)
(Cambridge News, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, The Guardian, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, The Telegraph, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(BBC News, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, Daily Mail, 26 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, The Financial Times, 26 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, BBC Radio, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(Sky News, 26 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, Times Higher Education, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(News, The Register, 27 December 2012) (pdf)
(Yahoo News, 27 December 2012) (pdf)

Changing our material future, layer by layer (Research News, 20 December 2012) (pdf)

Professors Andrea Ferrari, Konstantin Novoselov and Vladimir Falko awarded an ERC Synergy Grant to Investigate a New Class of Materials (Press release, 17 December 2012) (pdf)

Interviews on flexible mobile technology
(News, BBC Technology, 30 November 2012) (Pdf) (Video)
(News, BBC Technology, 30 November 2012) (Pdf)
(News, The Independent, 30 November 2012) (Pdf)
(University of Cambridge Research News, 7 December 2012) (Pdf)

Robert Woodward winner of SET Student of the Year Award 2012 (News, Engineering Department, 22 October 2012) (pdf)

Cavity-enhanced graphene (Research Highlights, Nature Physics, 01 August 2012) (pdf)

Observation of white-light amplified spontaneous emission from carbon nanodots under laser excitation (News, Optics InfoBase, Spotlight on Optics, 10 May 2012) (pdf)

Graphene Electronics, Fresh from the Printer (News, ACS Nano, 24 April 2012) (pdf)

Nature interview (News, Nature,14 March 2012) (pdf)

Felice Torrisi winner of 2012 Parmee Prize 
(News, Pembroke College, 8 March 2012) (pdf)
(News, Engineering Department, 15 May 2012) (pdf)

University Electrical Engineering Department of the Year (News, 25 Jan 2012) (pdf)

Professor Andrea Ferrari joins Nanoscale Editorial Board (Research News, 12 Dec 2011) (pdf)

First Demonstration of Inkjet-Printed Graphene Electronics 
(News,, 30 March 2012) (pdf)
(News,, 25 Jan 2012) (pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011) (pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011) (pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011) (pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011) (pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 24 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,,25 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 25 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 25 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 29 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News, Chinese Academy of Science, 30 Nov 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Nov 2011)(pdf)

What is graphene? (Research News, 24 Nov 2011) (video)

What is graphene flagship? (Research News, 24 Nov 2011) (video)

Graphene photodetection (Nature Photonics Research Highlights, 2 Nov 2011) (pdf) Interview (Science News, 4 Oct 2011) (pdf) Interview (Technology Update,, 9 Sep 2011) (pdf)

Graphene could make 'perfect' solar cells (News,, 5 Sep 2011) (pdf)

Nanowire transistors for analogue computing (Technology Update,, 1 Sep 2011) (pdf)

BBC Cambridge Interview (1 Sep 2011) (Listen)

BBC News Interview(News,, 31 Aug 2011)(pdf)

Graphene goes plasmonic (University of Cambridge Research News, 30 Aug 2011) (pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(Article,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(Release,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(Tech News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,,31 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 30 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 31 Aug 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 31 Aug 2011) (pdf)

ABC Television Interview (Catalyst, ABC Television Podcast, 18 Aug 2011) (watch video)

TechEYE Interview (TechEYE news, 02 Aug 2011) (pdf)

Times Higher Education (THE) Interview (THE news, 28 July 2011) (pdf)

BBC News Interview (BBC technology news, 28 June 2011) (pdf)

Materials Today Interview (Materials Today Podcast, 2011) (listen)

RSC ChemistryWorld Interview (News, ChemistryWorld, 10 May 2011) (pdf)

Dr Andrea Ferrari receives the EU-40 Materials Prize (Engineering Department News, 9 May 2011) (pdf)

The Pilot for a visionary research initiative on graphene funded by the European Commission (Engineering Department News, May 2011) (pdf)
(Press releases,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News, Manchester University, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(Press releases,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 4 May 2011)(pdf)
(News, Cambridge Networks, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(Research News, Cambridge University, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News, Businessweekly, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News, European Commission, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News, Financial Times Europe, 5 May 2011)(pdf)
(News,, 21 May 2011) (pdf)

Physics Today Interview (Physics Today, May 2011) (pdf)

Making Graphene (podcasts,,12 Dec 2010) (watch video)

Joerg Heber Interview (Joerg Heber Blog, 15 Dec 2010) (pdf)

Physicsworld Interview (News,, 15 Nov 2010) (pdf)

Nobel prize for Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, Manchester University 
(News,, 5th Oct 2010) (pdf)
(News, naturenews, 5th Oct 2010) (pdf)
(News,, 5th Oct 2010) (pdf)

Understanding the physics of SERS (Technology update,, Sep 2010) (pdf)
Graphene shines a light on surface-enhanced spectroscopy (News,, Oct 2010) (pdf)

Cover-Nature Photonics (Nature Photonics, September 2010 Volume 4 No 9) (pdf)

SPIE Interview (Nanotechnology,, 22 July 2010) (pdf)

Chemistry World Interview (Chemistry World, Royal Society of Chemistry,July 2010) (pdf)

Metallic Shine (research highlights,Nature Materials, June 2010) (pdf)

Dr Andrea Ferrari receives a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
(News,, April 2010) (pdf)
(Engineering Department News, May 2010) (pdf)
( News, May 2010)
(Pembroke College News, May 2010) (pdf)

Graphene makes ultrafast laser (Technology update,, Mar 2010) (pdf)
Graphene makes ultrafast laser (News,, Mar 2010) (pdf)
Graphene and Lasers Become Ultrafast Friends (Blog, 科学网博客 (pdf)
After Demonstrating Its Worth in Electronics Applications, Graphene Tackles Optoelectronics (Blogs, Nanoclast, IEEE spectrum, March 2010) (pdf)
石墨片超快激光器闪耀登场 (News, (pdf)

Nanowire lithography on graphene chosen as best of PSS (Editorial, Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 2010) (pdf)

Doped Graphane Should Superconduct at 90K (arXiv Blog,, Feb 2010) (pdf)

Graphene layers go luminescent
(Technology update,, Nov 2009) (pdf)
(PHOTONICS NEWS,, Dec 2009) (pdf)
(News,, Nov 2009) (pdf)

Light rotates nanorotors (Technology update,, Oct 2009) (pdf)
Optical Tweezers: Two in one (Research Highlights, Nature Nanotechnology, Oct 2009)(pdf)

Cambridge Enterprise: Commercialising Nanotube Mode-locked Lasers (pdf)

Organic solar cells , Horizons10 (pdf)

The Royal Society: Labs to Riches 2009 - Innovation ( watch video )

Dr Francesco Bonaccorso is awarded a Newton International Fellowship (Engineering Department News, May 2009) (pdf)

CNT arrays for photonics (Technology update,, April 2009) (pdf)
Photonic crystals stretch to the UV (News from, April 2009) (pdf)

Igniting Engineering Ideas - Engineering Students attend CfEL's entrepreneurship programme (Engineering Department News, April 2009) (pdf)

Graphene gets ready for the big time. (Nature,358, 390, 2009) (pdf)

New scientist interview. (NewScientistTech,05 February 2009) (pdf)

Condensed-matter physics: Carbon conductor corrupted (Nature, News and Views, 458, 38, 2009) (pdf)
Materials Science: Transforming Graphene (Science, 323, 589, 2009) (pdf)
Graphene to graphane by chemical conversion (News from RSC Chemistry World, January 2009) (pdf)
Graphene: Here comes graphane? (Nature chemistry, research highlights, 16 January 2009) (pdf)

Dr Andrea Ferrari received three prestigious awards this year (Dept. of Engineering Newsletter, Issue 7, Winter 2008) (pdf)

Nanotechnology: A new solution to graphene production (Technical article, SPIE newsroom, Nov 2008) (pdf)

Optical Materials: Variety pays off for nanotubes (Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 705, 2008 ) (pdf)

Carbon nanotubes give cheap fiberoptics a pulse (Ars Technica Journal, 04 November 2008 ) (pdf)

Optical Forces: Trapped nanotubes (Nature photonics, research highlights, November 2008 ) (pdf)

NANO KNOWLEDGE (The Daily Telegraph, October 2008 ) (pdf)

JOBIN-YVON-HORIBA Technical Note on Photoluminescence (pdf)

The Royal Society Enterprise Fund (Royal Society 2008)

Graphene Production, New solution to a new problem (Nature Nanotechnology 2008) (pdf)
Graphene 2.0 (Nature Nanotechnology 2008) (pdf)

3D architectures using nanowire lithography (Nanoscience and the mobile device - The Work, Nokia Technology Insight Series, June 2008) (pdf)

Nanotechnology: Stencilissimo (Nature, Research Highlights, 24 April 2008) (pdf)

New scientist interview. (NewScientistTech, 10 April 2008) (pdf)

Dr Andrea Ferrari from Cambridge University was honoured with the Marie Curie excellence award of the European Union for his research into nanotubes and new electronic devices.
(University of Cambridge, 16 April 2008) (pdf)
(European Commission, 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(CORDIS, 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(Terra Sociedad (sp), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(Dolomiten (gr), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(Science ORF (gr), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(Bem Comum (po), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(La Repubblica (it), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(La Stampa (it), 12 March 2008) (pdf)
(SestoPotere (it), 12 March 2008) (pdf)

Brian Mercer Award for Innovation - Andrea Ferrari (Royal Society YouTube Webpage) ( watch video )

Dr Andrea Ferrari receives the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation in Nanotechnology from The Royal Society (Cambridge University, 5 March 2008) (pdf)

Dr. Andrea Ferrari receives a European Research Council grant:
(University of Cambridge 16 June 2008) (pdf)
(The Times Higher Awards 2008) (pdf)

Rapidly Counting Graphene Layers, One by One (Microscopy Focus, November 2007) (pdf)

Ink jet printing CNTs without clogging (Technical textiles, 18 October 2007) (pdf)

Ink-jet printing produces nanotube transistors (Nanotechweb, 4 October 2007) (pdf)
UK researchers create carbon nanotube transistor by ink-jet printing (, 9 October 2007) (pdf)
Ink-jet printing produces nanotube transistors (Nanost World, 6 October 2007) (pdf)

Owlstone Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering: Cinzia Casiraghi 'NWs @Tate Modern' (University of Cambridge 2007) (pdf)
From Nanotubes to Outer Space; Online photography exhibition reveals hidden beauty of engineering research (University of Cambridge 2007) (pdf)
Une compétition photo décèles les beautés de la recherche en ingénierie (Radio L'Atelier, France) (pdf)

The excitement of two dimensions (Materials Today, editorial July-August 2007) (pdf)

E-MRS Graduate Student Awards for Simone Pisana and Vittorio Scardaci (EMRS Strasbourg, 30 May 2007) (pdf)
European Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award (Cambridge University, October 2007)
EMRS 2007 Graduate Student Award (Pembroke College, November 2007) (pdf)



Royal Society Video on Nanotube Photonics (Cambridge University) (mpg video)

Cambridge Scientists Produce Live Video Showing How Carbon Nanotubes Form:(Azonano, 6 March 2007) (pdf)

Watch them grow (The Engineering online, 7 May 2007) (pdf)

Video shows how carbon nanotubes form: (What's Next In Science & Technology, 3 March 2007) (pdf)

Watch footage of how nanotubes form:

Nanotube formation captured on video:

Phonons behaving badly (Nature Materials, News and Views, March 2007) (pdf)

This week in cond-mat: Born-Oppenheimer breakdown in graphene (Nanoscale views, 02 December 2006) (pdf)

Diamond-like carbon for data and beer storage (Nanowerk, 14 February 2007) (pdf)


Of Beer and Bottles (, 24 December 2006) (pdf)

The light stuff (The Engineer Online, 15 November 2006) (pdf)

Graphene: Through thick and thin (Nature nanotechnology, research highligths, 10 November 2006) (pdf)

New method of growing carbon nanotubes will revolutionise electronics:

The heat is off: (The Engineering Online, 21 August 2006) (pdf)

'Revolutionary' Nanotube Growth Method Devised: (, 21 August 2006) (pdf)

Headway on low-energy chip: (Computing, 17 August 2006) (pdf)

Single walled nanotubes grown at 350°C: (, 16 August 2006) (pdf)

New method of growing carbon nanotubes: (Netcomposites, 14 August 2006) (pdf)

Low-temperature process brings nanotubes to CMOS: (Electronicstalk, 11 August 2006) (pdf)

Boffins grow viable nanotubes: (The Enquirer, 10 August 2006) (pdf)

Low temperature nanotube CVD brings applications closer: (Semiconductor Fabtech, 09 August 2006) (pdf)

Nanotube breakthrough: (New Electronics, 09 August 2006) (pdf)

Carbon nanotubes grown at lower temperatures: (EE Times Europe, 09 August 2006) (pdf)

CAPE engineers receive prestigious grant for work in ultrafast photonics devices (Advance Nanotech, 22 June 2006) (pdf)

Dr Andrea Ferrari awarded with the Philip Leverhulme Prize

(University of Cambridge, 18 Nov 2005) (pdf)

(The Leverhulme Trust, November 2005) (pdf)

Ultrasmooth carbon for ultrahigh data storage density (, 13 October 2005) (pdf)

The Ultrasmoothness of Diamond-like Carbon Surfaces (Institut Werkstoffmechanik, September 2005) (pdf)

Graduate Student Award: Silver award for Cinzia Casiraghi.(MRS Fall Meeting) (pdf)

Graduate Student Award: Gold award for Stefano Piscanec. (MRS Fall Meeting) (pdf)

Nanotubes growing method to revolutionise electronics (Institute of nanotechnology, 16 March 2004) (pdf)

Melting the high spots (Science, 12 December 2003) (pdf)

Scientists grow carbon nanofibres straight onto plastic (Nanotechweb, 4 December 2003) (pdf)

Ultra-dense data storage from ultra-smooth carbon films (APS Physics, 27 November 2003) (pdf)