Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge

The Mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials.

Address: 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 0FA
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

This engineering innovation centre allows our partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

The facilities and equipment have been selected to promote alignment with industry, by filling two main vacuums. The first is the lack of intermediate scale printing and processing systems where the industrial upscale and optimization of inks based on graphene, related carbon nanomaterials, and novel two dimensional crystals can be tested and optimized. The second vacuum stems from the challenge posed by the unique properties of graphene: the centre facilities aim to fully cover those properties necessary to achieve the goal of "graphene-augmented" smart integrated devices on flexible/transparent substrates, with the necessary energy storage capability to work autonomously and wireless connected.

The strategic focus are activities built around the central challenge of flexible and energy efficient (opto)electronics, for which graphene and related materials are a unique enabling platform. This will be achieved through four main themes. T1: growth, transfer and printing; T2: energy; T3: connectivity; T4: detectors.

Technology Day takes place at Cambridge Graphene Centre

Cambridge Graphene Centre Technology Day

Tomorrow (Thursday 25 May), the Cambridge Graphene Centre’s industrial partners will gather in Cambridge for a day of networking, exhibitions and panel discussions. Building on the successful event of 2015, the Technology Day at the Cambridge Graphene Centre will showcase exciting products and prototypes of graphene technologies across the graphene industry in the UK.

24 May 2017Read in full

Typical thermal image of steam train, showing hot chimney

Infrared sensors go graphene

Researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, in a collaboration that includes Emberion, have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. This result paves the way for high-performance IR imaging and spectroscopy.

27 March 2017Read in full

scalable 100% yield production of conductive graphene inks

New method developed for scalable 100% yield production of conductive graphene inks

Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.

21 February 2017Read in full


Environmentally-friendly graphene textiles could enable wearable electronics

A new method for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics, without the use of expensive and toxic processing steps.

28 November 2016Read in full

Extreme engineering for Cambridge youngsters and their adults

Extreme engineering for Cambridge youngsters and their adults

Research students from Cambridge University's EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology recently attended an outreach event hosted by the Cambridge Science Centre

9 April 2015Read in full