Dr Nic Gowland, Business Development Manager
Dr Phillip Armstrong, Lead.CoE
Morgan Advanced Materials
How the Home of Graphene has adapted its capabilities and resources to reflect the needs of industry for accelerated development of graphene products and processes through the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).
Speaker Biography (Phillip Armstrong)
Phil has led the Carbon Science CoE for Morgan Advanced Materials in the Innovation Park at Penn State since its inception in 2017. The CoE team is developing materials solutions to support Morgan's global carbon-based businesses for a variety of on-going and future applications in various growth markets, including advanced automotive and rail transportation, power generation and storage, semi-conductors and power electronics. Prior to Morgan, Phil led global R&D teams for over 20 years at Air Products and Chemicals developing catalysts, process equipment and design, and ceramic materials and device fabrication. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Company Profile (Graphene@Manchester)
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The University of Manchester is recognised as the Home of Graphene. Following the award of the Nobel Prize to two of its staff in 2010, the graphene and 2D materials team at Manchester has grown to over 300 researchers, with 30 active research groups, working with over 100 industry partners and is home to the $100m National Research Institute (NGI) and the new $100m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).