Technical Webinar – Graphene and new monoatomic materials: Using 2-dimensional nanosheets in a 3-dimensional world


At the beginning of its exciting life, graphene was mostly a game for physicists. Then, chemists have learned how to “play” with this unique material by enhancing its processability and versatility.  Today it is possible, using covalent or supramolecular chemistry, to tailor graphene into a wide variety of forms ranging from simple, soluble sheets to hierarchical architectures where 2-dimensional (2D) graphene sheets are assembled into three-dimensional (3D) composite materials or foams for applications in electronics, mechanics, energy storage or catalysis.

After graphene, the exfoliation of a wide range of layered materials (BN, MoS2, MoSe2, WS2 etc.) has been demonstrated, featuring complementary conductive, semiconductive and insulating properties, opening the way to produce new composite, 2D meta-materials.

More recently, polymerization of small molecules through directional 2D crystallization or cross-linking of self-assembled monolayers was used to obtain self-standing, robust nanosheets featuring a huge variety of chemical structures.

Using these different approaches there is practically no limit to the number of possible 2D structures inspired to graphene that shall be created.

 Who Should Attend?

  • Material Scientists
  • Nanomaterials Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Anyone interested in graphene and other 2D materials


Speaker Bio
Prof. Vincenzo Palermo
Functional Organic Materials
National Research Council
Prof. Vincenzo Palermo is the leader of the research unit “Functional Organic Materials” of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). In his work, he uses nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry to create materials based on organic semiconductors and graphene for electronics and energy applications. He is one of the founders of the GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP European initiative, and also leader of the flagship work package on nanocomposites.

He is author of more than 100 papers on ISI journals and has given >50 invited talks at international conferences in last 5 years. He has been the project leader of two large European research projects: GOSPEL (Graphene-Organic SuPramolEcular functionaL composites) and the International Training Network GENIUS (GraphenE-orgaNIc hybrid architectures for organic electronics: a mUltiSite training action). Prof. Palermo is recipient of several awards including Lecturer Award for Excellence of the Federation of European Materials Societies in 2012 and Research Award of the Italian Society of Chemistry (SCI) in 2013.

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