Advanced Materials

University of Manchester’s Nobel prize winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were recognised for the discovery of the two-dimensional material graphene.

Graphene City is an ambitious vision from the University of Manchester, that aims to create a thriving knowledge-based economy around this revolutionary discovery and associated research in advanced materials. 

Graphene’s vast potential will be fully realised by creating a critical mass of scientists, manufacturers, engineers, innovators and industrialists in Manchester, the home of graphene. This innovation ecosystem has at its core the research-focused National Graphene Institute and the more commercially-facing Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre. 

With a community of world-leading experts and supporting facilities, combined with Manchester’s ability to build and lead partnerships between academia and industry, it will be possible to take a graphene application from basic research to finished product. 

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s national institute for advanced materials research and innovation. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Royce is a partnership of nine leading institutions. The Institute’s aims are to undertake world-class research in materials science, to accelerate the commercialisation of materials research for economic and societal benefit and to train the next generation of materials scientists and engineers to tackle some of our most pressing global issues.