New centre for innovative materials research and design launches

(L-R) Professor Dan Li and Professor Michael Fuhrer

(L-R) Professor Dan Li and Professor Michael Fuhrer

The first collaborative centre of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, connecting atomically thin materials research excellence, design and industry, was launched on 26 October at Monash University. The new centre offers new opportunities for boosting Australian manufacturing industries.

The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials (MCATM), a joint initiative between Monash Science and Engineering, is an international hub for research excellence in novel atomically thin materials such as graphene - a plane of carbon just one atom thick. The multidisciplinary centre brings together world-leading expertise from across Monash with national and international partners and industry. With state-of-the-art facilities and technology, it offers a platform for researchers to gain a deeper understanding of how atomically thin materials integrate with each other or with other materials, to achieve engineering solutions and realise new applications.

Read more of the article at the Monash News site.