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Monday, 19 October 2020

Graphene 2020 starts today and goes virtual

The Graphene 2020 Conference dedicated to graphene and 2D materials technology kicked off today, October 19, and will continue until October 23. Held completely virtually, this year's edition will offer five days of plenary talks, parallel workshops, PhD and poster sessions, an industrial forum and an exhibition. The ICN2 is involved in the organization and will be present with 9 talks, 13 posters and a booth under GraphCAT project shared with BIST and ICFO.

GraphCAT project (0001-P-001702) is co-funded by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) allocated to the Programa operatiu FEDER de Catalunya, with the support of the Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca of the Departament de Empresa i Coneixememnt of the Generalitat de Calalunya for emerging technology clusters devoted to the valorization of research results.

The Graphene 2020 Conference, this year’s edition of the largest international conference on graphene and 2D materials, will be hold online between 19-23 October. Thanks to a professional virtual platform, participants will be able to move throughout a virtual venue to attend scientific presentations, visit the industrial exposition and take part in the poster session. The event is organized by Phantom Foundation in collaboration with many research institutes and organisms – Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Claude Bernard, CNRS, UC Louvain, ICN2, ICREA, Technische Universität Dresden, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, and Grenoble INP.

Recent advances in 2D materials technologies will be discussed throughout more than 30 plenary presentations (including keynote and invited talks), two full days of parallel workshops and a day dedicated to PhD students’ presentations, as well as many posters.  All the aspects of this multidisciplinary research will be touched, from the growth and synthesis methods of the materials, to the modeling and theoretical interpretation of their behaviour, to the exploration techniques (as microscopy and spectroscopy), to the applications of 2D materials to electronics, medicine, quantum transport, etc.

The ICN2 is directly involved in the organization of the Conference, with ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, leader of the Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, as a member of the Organising Committee. In addition, it will be present with an invited talk by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoci, leader of the Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors group, other 8 oral presentations and 13 posters.

In order to allow interaction between researchers and industry professionals, the event includes an industrial forum and an exhibition, where virtual booths can be visited by attendees and possible collaborations established. The ICN2 will take part in the exhibition sharing a stand with BIST and ICFO, under the umbrella of GRAPHCAT (a FEDER project).

Learn more about the programme, the topics discussed and the exhibition here and come visit us at our virtual booth. Here below you can find the list of ICN2 researchers participating in the Graphene 2020 Conference with an oral presentation or a poster, including an invited talk to present GraphCAT and a talk by the ICN2 spin-off InBrain.



Monday 19 October


Observing the Dirac-fluid regime at room temperature

Alexander Block

Tuesday 20 October


GraphCAT: Catalonia as an international reference in graphene research, development and innovation

Frank Koppens, ICREA/ICFO representing GraphCAT

Wednesday 21 October


Unusual Spin-Orbit Torque in Magnetic Janus Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Jose H. Garcia Aguilar


Sensing and biosensing using graphene-based materials

ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoci


Graphene, the ideal neural interface candidate

Carolina Aguilar, INBRAIN


Spin-Orbit Coupling in Graphene-MoS2 Hybrid Structures: an X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study

Adriana Figueroa

 Thursday 22 October


Nitrogen-doping of atomically precise 1D and 2D graphene nanostructures

María Tenorio


Nonlocal Spin Dynamics in the Crossover from Diffusive to Ballistic Transport

Marc Vila Tusell


Electrical control of the spin relaxation anisotropy in graphene/WS2 heterostructures at room temperature

L. Antonio Benitez


Tunable spin-to-charge interconversion in graphene-WS2 heterostructures at room temperature

Williams Savero Torres


Fast dynamic control of emitter-graphene interactions

Klaas-Jan Tielrooij



Laser Scribing Graphene Oxide Yielding Multipurpose Stamped Nano Films

Ruslan Alvarez

On the Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Amorphous Graphene: an atomistic investigation

Aleandro Antidormi

Study of the graphene oxide reduction and its impact in biosensing

Maria del Pilar Bernícola

Graphene-based biosensors for COVID-19 diagnostics: latest applications

Enric Calucho

Spin Transport in Graphene/2D-Ferromagnet Heterostructures

Aron Cummings

Understanding electronic interactions at the graphene-electrolyte interface

Marta Delgá

Ballistic to diffusive crossover of heat flow in suspended graphene membranes

Alexandros El Sachat

Study of MBE growth and thermal stability of Bi2MnTe4 thin films

Ivan Fernandez

Spin-orbit torques in MoS2-graphene based heterostructures

Regina Galceran Vercher

Topology of Twisted Graphene-hBN Heterostructures

Pablo Perez-Piskunow

Thermal conductivity of suspended MoSe2 2D crystals with thickness control via Raman thermometry

David Saleta

In situ gas-phase monitoring of pyrolysis and ex situ assessment of carbon contamination in MOCVD grown MoS2 films

Christian Martin Schaefer

Thickness Controlled Spatiotemporal Mapping of Phonon Transport in Suspended MoSe2

Sebin Varghese