ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FWF Conference in Partnership with LFUI

Graphene Week

Chaired by

Lancaster UniversityFaculty of Science and TechnologyPhysics DepartmentLancasterUnited Kingdom


Manchester UniversitySchool of Physics and AstronomyManchesterUnited Kingdom
Allan H.MacdonaldE-Mail
University of TexasDepartment of PhysicsAustinUnited States


2-7 March 2009


Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria
The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks.
Group transportation will be arranged from/to Innsbruck airport, via Innsbruck train station, on arrival and departure days.

Practical Information Guide PDF (305 KB)


This conference will be devoted to the rapidly progressing science and technology of graphene (atomically thin graphitic films): advances in its growth and manufacturing graphene-based devices, investigation of physical properties of graphene using a broad range of characterization methods, and emerging applications of this new material. Topical sessions will address graphene synthesis and its ARPES and STM studies; manufacturing of graphene p-n junctions, nanoribbons and quantum dots and their transport studies, heat transfer in graphene-based structures and hybrid circuits; optical properties of graphene and its applications in optoelectronics. The conference programme will include invited reviews, contributing talks, a poster session; time will also be devoted to informal discussions. This ESF-FWF-LFUI conference will welcome all researchers working on graphitic systems, or simply interested to learn more about graphene. The conference is open for scientists and students from all countries. The conference fee of 750€ covers shared twin room accommodation, meals and meeting costs (additional arrangements can be made for accompanying persons). A small number of support grants covering the conference fee will be available for young researchers.

Final Programme PDF (509 KB) Last updated 24 February 2009

List of speakers and accepted participants

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

Participants whose abstracts have been accepted as short talks or posters have been informed.

Poster size should be no more than 100 cm high x 100 cm wide. Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

List of accepted posters [PDF, 137 Kb]

List of Abstracts [PDF, 947 Kb] please if interested download it here because at the Conference it will not be provided any hard copy of it among the material. Thanks for understanding.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 4 January 2009


Please note that due to limited accommodation options, unfortunately we can not grant any single room or accept any guest.

Speakers only will be accommodated in single rooms.

Group Transportation

Buses will be arranged on arrival day from Munich airport and from Innsbruck trainstation and airport to Obergurlg. The journey takes approximately 4 hours from Munich and 1,5 hours from Innsbruck, depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Please note that it is advisable to book flights which arrive in the morning on 2nd March 2009 and depart late afternoon on 7th March 2009.

Bus departure times on Monday, 2 March

From Munich airport only: 15:00 - Meeting point at Terminal 2, bus parking spot

From Innsbruck rail station: 16:45  – meeting point: opposite to the main entrance. When arriving to the station, please follow the sign "Autoverladestelle".

From Innsbruck airport: 17:00 – meeting point: just outside the small airport building.

On Saturday, 7 March buses to Innsbruck (Ariport and Train station) and to Munich Airport will leave at 11:00. Conference programme will end at 10:30.

All participants are kindly asked to inform the organizer whether they would like to take advantage of the organised transportation or not.

What conference fee covers

Basic expenses comprise:

  • registration and meeting costs;
  • accommodation in twin room sharing with another participant;
  • all meals, coffee breaks and drinks included;
  • participation at the excursion and the conference dinner;
  • group transportation from/to the nearest airport.
To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners375 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 21
700 €
Registration and payment AFTER JANUARY 4
950 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €


Extra costs:

To Pay
Industry Supplement
For participants working in industry, 100 € will automatically be added to the fee
Plus 100 €


Should you need to cancel your participation, please contact the Conference Officer immediately. If notice of cancellation is received more than two weeks before the conference, all but EUR 100 will be reimbursed. No refund is possible if notice of cancellation is received less than two weeks before the conference.

ESF Contact

Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 09-262 in any correspondence.


This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF)