Graphene Nanocomposite Workshop

incorporating the Graphene Roadmap Consultations workshop

Monday 12th to Tuesday 13th March, 2012

Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, M1 3BB, UK


Dr. Ian Kinloch (Manchester)

Prof. Robert Young (Manchester)

Prof. Vladmir Falko (Lancaster)



This conference will bring together the graphene nanocomposite community to share their latest results and discuss the future potential of these exciting next materials. There will be a mixture of contributed and invited contributions. The talks will follow composites from their production through to their processing and applications, including:

· Production of graphene and related layered materials.

· Functionalisation and dispersion of graphene into polymer matrices

· Graphene-composite structure and properties, including mechanical, barrier, thermal and electrical.

There will also be a session before the conference dinner on Monday night where the future of graphene composites will be road mapped as part of the consultation for the EU flagship call. 


Invited Speakers

Jonathon Coleman (TCD)                                 Costas Galiotis (FORTH/ ICE-HT & Univ. Patras)

Karl Schulte (TUHH)                                          Vincenzo Palermo (CNR)

Ignacio Martin-Gullon (Uni. Alicante)               Nicola Pugno (Politecnico di Torino)

Raquel Verdejo (CSIC, Madrid)                        Felice Torrisi  (Cambridge)

Tawfique Hasan (Cambridge)                           Andre Mkhoyan (Minnesota)

Robert Young (Manchester)                             Paul van der Schoot (TUE)



The conference will start at 10 am on Monday 12th and finish at 3 pm on Tuesday 13th March.  The roadmap consultation will be on Monday night, before the conference dinner.  The talks will be given by both invited speakers and contributed talks. The detailed schedule can be found here.


Registration and accommodation

The meeting will take place  in the Manchester Conference Centre at the Days Inn Hotel in central Manchester. Registration will be £125 and will cover lunches and the conference dinner on Monday night.   Accommodation can either be booked through the Days Inn Hotel or at other local hotels, such the Ibis Hotel and Holiday Inn Express.

Registration is now closed.




The conference centre is only 3 minutes walk from the main railway station (Manchester Piccadilly Station) and 15 minutes by train or taxi from Manchester airport.