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Real world applications for Graphene

Are we at the tipping point?

Graphene is billed as the new wonder material.  100 times stronger than steel, it is composed of a two-dimensional carbon lattice a single atom thick.  But what can it actually be used for in practice?  Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, explains, and will bring along some demonstrators.

Founded in 2011, Versarien’s mission is to create new materials suitable for commercial use. To date,the company and its subsidiaries have been involved in manufacture of hard wearing materials suitable for arduous environments, micro-porous metals for thermal management, plastics ready for graphene enhancement, as well as graphene R&D and Nanene manufacture.


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22 Jan 2020

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 01/22/2020 18:30 01/22/2020 20:30 Real world applications for Graphene Neill Ricketts, CEO of the company at the forefront of graphene development, Versarien, explains some of its practical applications and demonstrates some of the uses of the new nanomaterial. Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK


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Neill Ricketts

Neill Ricketts

CEO - Versarien plc

With over 25 years' experience in engineering, starting as a 15-year old apprentice, Neill Ricketts is CEO of Versarien PLC. In 2011, he co-founded the company that remains at the forefront of graphene development and includes the spin-out companies from both the University of Manchester and Cambridge University and Gnanomat, a company based in Spain. Versarien was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.

Neill's engineering journey has seen a meteoric rise and has involved multiple industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Aerospace and, his beloved Motorsport. Winning the Government's "Start-up of the Year" in 2011 was the first of 20-odd national and international awards Neill has accumulated for his company; in 2018 he was invited to join the Prime Minister on her Trade Mission to China.


UWE Bristol 2Q49

Frenchay Campus
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom


  • 18:30 - Networking and refreshments
  • 19:00 - Presentation begins



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