21 August 2017
Germany’s RWTH Aachen University and AMO launch joint Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Center
RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH in Germany have launched a new joint research center with a focus on efficiently bridging the gap between fundamental science and applications within graphene and related materials-based electronics and photonics.
Sharing the vision of bringing graphene and related materials research from the lab into applications, the five founding principal investigators of the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Center (who are also all members of the EU-funded ‘Graphene Flagship’ project) are professor Christoph Stampfer (of RWTH, and spokesman for the center), professor Max Lemme (of AMO and RWTH), professor Markus Morgenstern (of RWTH), professor Renato Negra (of RWTH) and Dr Daniel Neumaier (of AMO).
“The center will help to turn the exciting properties of graphene and 2D [two-dimensional] materials into true functions, making these materials not only fascinating for scientists but also serving society,” said Christoph Stampfer following the center’s kick-off meeting on 24 July. “With the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Material Center, 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 center enables the integration of the already ongoing work from RWTH Aachen University and AMO under a legal framework that allows for full collaboration between the groups. In particular, the center 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.