Large companies and start-up gather at CHEM2DMAT conference
Large companies and start-up gather at CHEM2DMAT conference

Large companies and start-up gather at CHEM2DMAT conference

CNR research area in Bologna hosted the 4th conference on the Chemistry of 2D Materials (CHEM2DMAT).

130 researchers coming from 23 countries including Korea, Japan,  China, USA, and Brazil defied bad weather and travel delays to attend 4 days of talks and scientific discussions.

This conference CHEM2DMAT has been running since 2017 to provide a gathering point for the community of researchers working, in Europe and worldwide, on 2D materials, covering all areas related to 2D materials’ chemistry for composites, foams and coatings, membranes, (bio-)sensing, catalysis, energy conversion, harvesting and storage, electronics, nanomedicine, biomaterials.

Particular highlights of this edition were: a special talk on how to publish a good paper given by Alberto Moscatelli (Nature Publishing Group, Germany), who also mentioned the new challenges for editors posed by AI algorithms; also, the Innovation Forum of CHEM2DMAT saw an intense discussion between representatives of large companies or funding institutions like Francesco Gazza (Centro Ricerche FIAT / Stellantis, Italy), Gloria Guidetti (Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions), Sabrina Conoci (ST Microelectronics, Italy), Fouzia Hannour (Qatar Free Zones Authority, Qatar) and Meganne Christian (Member of the ESA Astronaut Reserve, Italy) and CTO of young companies working in the field of 2D Materials like Filippo Giordanino (LayerOne AS, Norway), Simone Ligi (Graphene-XT, Italy), Francesco Bonaccorso (BeDimensional, Italy).

The discussion was moderated by F. Matteucci, Green Tech Program Manager of the European Innovation Council.

A special award ceremony was organized for the best posters, sponsored by RCS Nanoscale, Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale Advances, RSC Applied Interfaces and graphene producer GRAPHENE-XT.

Overall, the conference was a success, and the next edition has been announced to be held in 2025 in Valencia, Spain.