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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

Cambridge Graphene Centre: a springboard for talents

2 March 2023

Image caption: CGC alumni clockwise from top left: Ellen Smith, Anna Ott, Silvia Milana, Flavia Tomarchio The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. Throughout its first decade as a locus for pioneering...

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 –...