(Invited) The Roadmap to Applications of Graphene and Related Materials

Wednesday, 4 October 2017: 15:40
Chesapeake C (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
A. C. Ferrari (University of Cambridge)
Disruptive technologies are usually characterised by universal, versatile applications, which change many aspects of our life simultaneously, penetrating every corner of our existence. In order to become disruptive, a new technology needs to offer not incremental, but dramatic, orders of magnitude improvements. Moreover, the more universal the technology, the better chances it has for broad base success. The Graphene Flagship has brought together universities, research centres and companies from most European Countries. At the end of the ramp-up phase significant progress has been made in taking graphene, related layered materials and hybrid systems from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple industries. I will overview the progress done thus far and the future roadmap.