Hong Kong will be visited by a world-class scientist this month to share his latest research findings on graphene, a highly versatile two-dimensional new material, research on which has earned him a Nobel Prize in 2010.
Distinguished Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics Professor Kostya Novoselov, a Russo-British physicist aged 38, will pay his first-ever visit to Asia since being awarded his Nobel Prize, as a keynote speaker at "The Graphene Age -- Wonder Material of the 21st Century," a forum to be held on 20 June in Hong Kong.
Initiated by The National Graphene Institute ("NGI") at The University of Manchester, the world's leading graphene research center, and jointly organized by Bluestone Global Tech and Powerbooster Technologies, both engaged in the research and development of products using graphene, "The Graphene Age -- Wonder Material of the 21st Century" will be held at the Ritz Carlton.
Professor Novoselov will be joined by his fellow professors at The University of Manchester and other honorable speakers to discuss his latest research findings on graphene, the prospects and potential applications of the material in plasmonics, 2D materials/capacitor, semiconductor/THz, composites and barrier coatings and membranes, as well as its impact on our daily life.
The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas with a group of world leaders on the ways in which these applications will be further developed and to explore the commercial value of graphene as a new material of the 21st Century.
The National Graphene Institute (NGI)
The National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester will be the world's foremost center for graphene research and commercialization. It will uniquely offer a dedicated collaborative research environment where industry and science can work side by side on developing new and exciting graphene applications. Set to open in early 2015, the GBP61m NGI facility will complement the existing excellence in research in graphene and other 2D materials at The University of Manchester with an increased focus on commercializing research through directly working with industry partners.
About Bluestone Global Tech
Bluestone Global Tech (BGT), established in 2011, is dedicated to the development of graphene technology with the ultimate goal of utilizing this "wonder material" to enhance our lives. BGT has pioneered the mass production of high-quality graphene enabling the commercialization of many graphene-enhanced applications such as advanced displays, flexible electronics, and energy storage materials.
About Powerbooster Technologies
Powerbooster Technologies is a leading graphene-science company aiming at applying graphene technology to enrich our everyday life experience. It specializes in marketing and enhancing graphene applications to various areas such as mobile device technology, energy generation and storage, medical and healthcare.
Bio of Professor Kostya Novoselov
Professor Konstantin 'Kostya' Novoselov was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenships. He is best known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene.