A major event on graphene in Aachen

AMO GmbH is one of the organizer of Graphene 2022, Europe’s largest conference on graphene and 2D materials, which is taking place in Aachen from July 5 to 8, 2022.

More than 500 scientist have gathered at the Eurogress for four intensive days of scientific discussions. The conference program features 76 speakers – including the 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in physics, Professor Andre Geim, and Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero from MIT – as well as six workshops, an industrial forum and 33 exhibitors from across the globe.

“After two years of break due to the pandemic, we are extremely happy to have this major in-person meeting here in Aachen. Conferences play an extremely important role for the advancement of science. They are an incubator for new ideas and new collaborations,” says Professor Max Lemme, scientific director of AMO GmbH, head of the Chair of Electronic Devices at RWTH Aachen University and member of the Organizing Committee of Graphene 2022.

“This is a very exciting time for research on graphene and 2D materials. After sixteen years from the discovery of graphene, we are now in the position to start exploiting the exceptional properties of these materials for applications that are not possible otherwise. But for this to happen, it is necessary to bring together different competences – and this is what conferences are good for,” adds Lemme.

On the first day of the conference RWTH Rektor Prof. Ulrich Rüdiger welcomed Nobel Laureate Andre Geim and many invited speakers in the RWTH Sky Lounge on top of the main RWTH building.

Beside AMO, the event show a very strong presence of the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center, with Prof. Christoph Stampfer (RWTH Aachen University) as co-chairperson of the International Scientific Committee, Prof. Daniel Neumaier (University of Wuppertal) as part of the Local Organizing Committee, and numerous talk and poster contributions by students and senior researchers.

AMO is also present with an exhibition booth with information material on several EU projects related to graphene, including the 2D-Experimental Pilot Line, GreEnergy, ULTRAPHO, WiPLASH, ULISSES and AEOLUS. The last two projects are also the topic of a dedicated session within the Industrial Forum, under the headline “Air sensors for everyone, everywhere”. The session is chaired by Stephan Suckov, head of the Nanophotonics group at AMO.