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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

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...

Graphene enables ten times higher data storage in computer memories

2 June 2021

Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data – a big leap forward for our data-hungry society

Coffee stains inspire optimal printing technique for electronics

12 August 2020

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented scales.