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CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (Graphene NOWNANO CDT)

Researcher in lab squeezing liquid into pipette


The Graphene NOWNANO CDT has established, and continues to build new, partnerships across all boundaries and seeks engagement with academic institutions and industrial companies both within the UK and around the world. It also supports the next generation of scientists by showcasing our research at local schools, colleges and to the general public.

Working closely with our stakeholder partners we are able to provide our students with exciting opportunities to engage directly with people who have a keen interest in CDT research activities, providing both parties with opportunities to learn and build a network of invaluable contacts.

The most significant benefit of the programme has been the fact that it introduced me to many young scientists outside of my immediate research area and made starting discussions and sharing ideas far easier.

Thomas Lane / CDT graduate based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

At a strategic level our partners act as critical friends to the CDT Management Board, assisting in focusing the CDT’s direction, providing financial investment and driving the CDT agenda forwards to keep our programme at the forefront of current graphene and 2D materials research.

Specifically, they help formulate research projects, share expertise, engage in training, provide a platform for showcasing current research, provide placement opportunities and support our student’s PhD journey as well as the next generation of graphene researchers.