University of Manchester

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The University of Manchester (UoM) is an internationally recognized institution with a reputation for pioneering research. The University engages in internationally significant research in a wide range of subjects. One recent evidence of the strong research environment of UoM is that the Noble Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Professor Andre Geim and Konstantin in the field of graphene. Energy research and teaching is carried out at UoM across a wide range of areas centered on the themes of renewable energy resources, production, transportation and consumption. Linking these themes are the areas of energy policy, economics and societal impact.
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25 Nov 2022

Fuel Cell Boats & Ships 2023-2033: PEMFC, SOFC, Hydrogen, Ammonia, LNG

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear
21 Oct 2022

Materials for PEM Fuel Cells 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Conor O'Brien and Luke Gear
25 Aug 2022

Finding the 'Magic' That Powers the Brain Using a Giant Supercomputer

After building a unique supercomputer to model parts of the brain, its creator Professor Steve Furber, says we're still a long way from fully understanding the complex mysteries of the human mind.
24 Aug 2022

Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics

This new, seemingly magical application of graphene works quite straightforwardly: add graphene into a solution containing traces of gold and, after a few minutes, pure gold appears on graphene sheets, with no other chemicals or energy input involved. After this you can extract pure gold by simply burning the graphene off.
13 Jul 2022

Graphene Market & 2D Materials Assessment 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins and Dr Conor O'Brien
6 Jul 2022

Watercycle Technologies

Watercycle Technologies are a Manchester, UK, based start-up, aiming to extract lithium from solution (brine-mining) using graphene-based membranes. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Seb Leaper (CEO) and Dr Fiona Porter (Operations Director).
16 May 2022

Battery Swapping for Electric Vehicles 2022-2032: Technology, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Dr James Edmondson
5 May 2022


Hubron is a producer of black plastic masterbatches. IDTechEx spoke with Robert Laurent (Technical Director) about their graphene activity.
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).
3 Mar 2022

First Graphene

First Graphene is a graphene manufacturer using an electrochemical exfoliation production method. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Andy Goodwin (Senior Scientific Advisor, Non-Executive Director).
6 Jan 2022


Specialist gas sensor consulting.
12 Nov 2021

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Shazan Siddiqi and Luke Gear
10 Nov 2021

Treating Neurological Disorders with Brain Implants

INBRAIN uses technology developed by Graphene Flagship partners ICN2, ICREA and the University of Manchester to develop smart devices for patients with neuronal disorders, like Parkinson's or epilepsy. The Graphene Flagship ecosystem was key to the development of these innovative technologies.
8 Nov 2021

Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report:
15 Sep 2021

UK National Highways Will be Trialling the Use of Graphene

National Highways will be trialling the use of graphene - a material only one atom thick - in its road surfacing to see if it prolongs its lifespan. If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of  years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making journeys for road users smoother and more reliable. 
15 Sep 2021

Affordable Housing in Outer Space: Scientists Develop Cosmic Concrete

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds - making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists have now developed a way to potentially overcome this problem, by creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust along with the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
9 Sep 2021

Printed and Flexible Sensors 2022-2032: Technologies, Players, Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson
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 Jul 2021

Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?

Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?
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.