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Cambridge Graphene Centre

Research Centre on Graphene, Layered Crystals and Hybrid Nanomaterials


  • Production of graphene and related materials (GRMs). We produce GRMs using differnt methods of exfoliation and growth. We use GRMs to develop new composites, heterostructures, ink formulations, functionalisation, and much more.
  • Micro and nanofabrication. We carry out techniques such as lithography, thin film deposition, etching, coating, imprinting, bioprinting, laser, extrusion, and molding.
  • Photonics and Optoelectronics. We develop devices such as modulators, lasers and sources, broadband detectors, and waveguides.
  • Materials and device characterisation. We perform materials and device characterisation using PL/EL and Raman spectroscopy.
  • Electronics. We develop new antennas, terahertz devices, MW, quantum devices and bioelectronics.
  • Sensors. We produce and develop new sensors based on GRMs for physical, optical, chemical and environmental measurements, as well as radiofrequency detection.
  • Energy. We work on energy harvesting and storage developing solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, assembling coin and pouch cells. We also characterise and test all this devices. 


Latest news

Graphene Goes to Space and to the Moon

9 December 2022

New rocket and lunar experiments involving graphene are informing space exploration. Applying graphene to the wheels of the Rashid moon rover will reveal whether this super strong material is also ‘Moon-proof’. Meanwhile, testing graphene-inks in a sounding rocket will test their ability to enable 3D printing in space –...

CGC receives European Innovation Council ‘Transition Grant’ to develop cancer imaging technologies

14 February 2022

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has awarded the first Transition Grant to the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. The project CHARM —chemometric histopathology via coherent Raman imaging for precision medicine— has received over €3.2 million to develop new medical imaging technologies . EIC...

CGC Director Andrea Ferrari elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

22 September 2021

Today, the Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the election of 69 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship . Among them is our Cambridge Graphene Centre Director Andrea C. Ferrari , Professor of Nanotechnology. Professor Andrea Ferrari's work sits at the frontier between...