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Antonio Castro Neto: Graphene and Beyond

posted 21 Mar 2013, 03:04 by Peter Bøggild
Antonio H. Castro Neto, Director, Graphene Research Centre, Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore, Professor of Physics, Boston University, USA.

Smart advanced materials that are flexible (for transparent wearable electronics), adaptable (that change structure depending on exterior conditions), multifunctional (that can be tuned by application of electric and magnetic fields, pressure or strain), and at the same time are environmentally friendly (that do not waste energy and are low power consuming), are the ultimate dream of materials scientists and engineers. Such materials hold the key to the next generation of devices with deep incursions into new markets. The discovery of graphene and other two-dimensional crystals in 2004 has finally brought materials with the promise of such 
properties to light. However, we still have to develop the basic science that can support these new technologies. In this talk I will review some the last developments in graphene and other two-dimensional crystals and its heterostructures that are paving the way to a bright future for condensed matter and applications. 

Professor Antonio H. Castro Neto is the Director of the Graphene Research Center, Distinguished Professor at the National University of Singapore and Professor of Physics at Boston University. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the colloquia Editor for Reviews of Modern Physics, and co-editor for Europhysics Letters. Prof. Castro Neto was awarded the 11th Ross J. Martin Award by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of California Regent’s Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the visiting Miller Professorship by the University of California, Berkeley, the Gordon Godfrey Visiting Professorship at the University of New South Wales, Australia, the Distinguished Visiting Chair Professorship at the SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano-Technology, South Korea, and the Lee Hsun Award from the Institute of Metal Research,Chinese Academy of Science. Prof. Castro Neto has published more than 230 manuscripts in journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Physical Review Letters, and has over 12,000 citations. Prof. Castro Neto has given more than 270 seminars worldwide. His research has spanned a broad range of topics in materials science and condensed matter.