'The RIBA award-winning National Graphene Institute is a world-leading research and incubator centre dedicated to the development of graphene. Located at the University of Manchester, it is an essential component in the UK's bid to remain at the forefront of the commercialisation of this pioneering and revolutionary material.
Architects Jestico + Whiles worked closely with Sir Kostya Novoselov from inception to completion of the project. Together with Sir Andre Geim, Novoselov first isolated graphene in 2004. The two were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.
Julian Dickens, Associate Director at Jestico + Whiles, will present the project, focusing on the extraordinary external façade ‘veil’. This is formed from hundreds of black mirrored stainless steel panels, each one containing thousands of perforations that reveal the equations used in graphene research.'
Tuesday 6 June 12:05pm - 12:35pm, The Nudura Theatre: Theatre 1