NPL scientist wins Graphene Prize
Vishal Panchal, who is currently completing his PhD studies at NPL and Royal Holloway, University of London, was awarded the 'Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize' at the 2012 IEEE NanoTechnology Conference - one of the biggest nanotechnology conferences in the world.
Named after the two Nobel Prize winning physicists who discovered graphene, the prize is awarded to students who carry out excellent research in graphene related areas.
Vishal was awarded the prize for his work within NPL's Quantum Detection Team. He gave a talk during the conference on research into a novel method for measuring the surface potential in nanodevices with different numbers of graphene layers.
Since its discovery in 2004, there have been high expectations for graphene because of its novel properties, but further work is still needed to build a measurement infrastructure to support its technological application. Vishal's work, along with that of other NPL scientists, is focused on supporting the development and application of graphene-based devices.
NPL is hosting a Graphene Conference on 15-16 October 2012 that will focus on how best to translate the knowledge gained in science laboratories across the world to commercial applications.
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