RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH, both partners in the EU Graphene Flagship, have launched a new joint research centre in Aachen, Germany. The aim is to bridge the gap between fundamental science and applications within graphene and related 2D materials based electronics and photonics.
The five founding Principal Investigators of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Centre are all members of the Graphene Flagship and share the vision of bringing graphene and related materials research from the lab into applications. “The Centre will help to turn the exciting properties of graphene and 2D-materials into true functions, making these materials not only fascinating for scientists but also serving society”, Christoph Stampfer explains.
“With the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Material Centre, we aim at increasing the visibility of Aachen as an excellent place to undertake graphene and 2D material research with both a fundamental and applied focus.”
The centre enables the integration of the already ongoing work from RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH under a legal framework that allows for full collaboration between the groups. In particular, the centre will focus on addressing the challenges of future technology including high-frequency electronics, flexible electronics, energy-efficient sensing, photonics as well as spintronics and valleytronics with graphene and related materials and their heterostructures.
The founding members of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Centre are Christoph Stampfer (RWTH and spokesman of the centre), Max Lemme (AMO and RWTH), Markus Morgenstern (RWTH), Renato Negra (RWTH) and Daniel Neumaier (AMO).