He will lead the Graphene Centre at Chalmers

Ermin Malic, Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, is the new Director of the Graphene Centre at Chalmers. Succeeding Patrik Carlsson, Ermin Malic started his assignment on the 1st of September 2017.

What will be your major task?
–    I will be to provide a forum for 2D material researchers to exchange ideas, to identify synergy effects, to build new and strengthen already existing collaborations, and finally to initiate and coordinate joint applications for grants. We will also offer a platform for industry partners to discuss current challenges in technology, to identify the need for specific research directions, and to start joint projects with Chalmers' researchers. Finally, we will also address students at different levels with the aim to fascinate them for 2D material research and to bring them together with our researchers.

What are your expectations and what do you wish to accomplish?
–    I wish to establish a community of 2D materials researchers and industry partners, who profit from each other's expertise aiming at the solution of scientific questions relevant for future technology. I also hope to motivate students to enter the exciting field of 2D materials. Coordinating the Graphene Centre is an exciting and challenging task. I feel determined to make it work.

How would you describe the Graphene Centre?
–   The Graphene Center gathers all research at Chalmers on atomically thin 2D materials, including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, van der Waals heterostructures and related materials. The explored scientific questions cover fundamental research including physics, chemistry, and material science and application-oriented research aiming at the design of novel technologies.
Text: Mia Halleröd Palmgren, mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se

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Published: Wed 06 Sep 2017. Modified: Fri 08 Sep 2017