Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials established

05 Jul 2016

A ground-breaking new centre at Monash is set to take materials research to a new level of granularity.

The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials (MCATM) is a joint collaboration between the Science and Engineering faculties designed to become an international research hub based in the southern hemisphere.

Led by Professor Michael Fuhrer, Faculty of Science, and Professor Dan Li, Faculty of Engineering, the Centre was officially approved by the University this year. MCATM will allow Australia to be a key initiator in the emerging atomically thin materials industry. Graphene in particular has gained widespread commercial use, driving industrial transformation. Notable companies investing in graphene include Samsung, Intel, IBM and Airbus. There is similar potential for the technology to revive Australia's manufacturing industry, adding significant value to an emerging graphite mining industry.