National Graphene Institute (NGI)

National Graphene Institute (NGI)

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Relationships with industry are central to the National Graphene Institute and some of the world's biggest and most influential companies are working with The University of Manchester.
These collaborations offer our industrial partners the opportunity to work alongside our world-leading academics and more than 100 researchers across several faculties and academic schools on graphene and 2D material applications of the future.
Our current projects include some focused on applications of graphene, for example in membranes and energy storage, and others focused on the scale-up of quality material production.
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4 Mar 2022


Colloids is a masterbatch company that launched a graphene-enhanced product range. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Marios Michailidis (NPD and Technical Service Manager).
2 Jul 2021

'Soft' Graphene-Containing Electrodes That Adapt to Living Tissue

Researchers have collaborated on a pioneering project in bioengineering, producing metal-free, hydrogel electrodes that flex to fit the complex shapes inside the human body.
1 Apr 2021

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
30 Oct 2020

Graphene Based Antibody Test for Detecting Kidney Disease

Researchers have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease called Membranous Nephropathy.
29 Jun 2020

Graphene Smart Textiles Developed for Heat Adaptive Clothing

New research on the two-dimensional material graphene has allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
5 Aug 2019

3D printable 2D materials show promise to improve energy storage

For the first time, a team of researchers have formulated inks using the 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes.
20 Mar 2019

Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester

Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester is an on-going programme of activity to ensure that Manchester and the UK play a leading international role in developing the revolutionary potential of graphene.
11 Mar 2019

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Multi-functional wearable e-textiles have been a focus of much attention due to their great potential for healthcare, sportswear, fitness and aerospace applications. Graphene has been considered a potentially good material for these types of applications due to its high conductivity, and flexibility.
26 Dec 2018

Graphene printed electronics

A team of researchers have found a low cost method for producing graphene printed electronics, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks.
10 Sep 2018

Science behind world's lightest graphene watch revealed

In January 2017 the world's lightest mechanical chronograph watch was unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland, showcasing innovative composite development by using graphene. Now the research behind the project has been published.
29 Aug 2018

Multifunctional Composites 2019-2029: Technology, Players, Market Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
8 Aug 2018

Graphene skinned plane unveiled

The University of Central Lancashire has unveiled the world's first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
28 May 2018

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
15 Aug 2017

Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
1 May 2017

Focusing on the mass production of safe, quality graphene

IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Perpetuus Advanced Materials who share their candid views on the graphene market progress.
31 Jan 2017

The little black graphene dress of the future

The future of fashion could be a little 'black' dress made of graphene that changes its colour and design on the whim of the wearer.
24 Nov 2016

New ultra-thin semiconductor could extend life of Moore's Law

Following a decade of intensive research into graphene and two-dimensional materials a new semiconductor material shows potential for the future of super-fast electronics.
21 Jul 2016

First flight of graphene-skinned aircraft

A Test flight signals launch of graphene roadmap for industrial application and commercialisation within the aerospace industry.
28 Apr 2016

From The Laboratory To The Shop Floor - Accelerating The Commercialization Of Graphene And Other 2D Materials.

National Graphene Institute, United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015

Morgan conducts first graphene experiment at University of Manchester

The first official experiment has taken place in a novel collaboration between industry and academia in the production of graphene.