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Prof Monica Craciun

Innovation and Impact

Our research on 2D materials at Exeter has gained recognition beyond the academic community in various areas.

We are constantly exploring the commercial potential of emergent research conducted by our group at the University of Exeter.  This research has the capacity to reduce the cost and radically enhance the electrical, optical and mechanical properties of a wide range of products spanning a broad spectrum of industrial activity.

Various members of our team are exploring business cases for solutions that include; Patented conductive films that overcome the limitations of other materials; Conductive inks that meet the demands of the emerging flexible electronics industry; Nano Additives that can enhance the physical properties of composite materials.


Nanoengineered building materials

In the field of nanoengineered building materials, our group has developed a new graphene/concrete composite with an unprecedented range of enhanced and multifunctional properties compared to standard concrete Managing the environmental impact of mankind is a major challenge which sees the concrete industry being one of the main key contributor to the global greenhouse emissions. In addition, the urbanization of areas subject to major environmental risks, e.g. flooding and earth quakes, poses strict demands on resilient construction materials, which should ideally be easily accessible.  Our research on graphene reinforced concrete underpins all these key aspects.

Concrene Limited is a spin-off company from the University of Exeter, that introduces an innovative and patented type of concrete to the construction industry. For more details please see:

Graphene commercialization

Our group is commercializing graphene and GraphExeter materials and devices

For more information please contact:

Prof Monica Craciun:

















GraphExeter (FeCl3 intercalated few-layer graphene) is the best transparent conductive material (Adv. Mater. 24, 2844 (2012)).


Exceptional properties:

>87% Transparency: 400 nm to 850 nm

-Mechanical flexibility: stable to >2000 bendings

-Resistance to 100% humidity

-Resistance at extreme temperatures: from 300 mK to 873 K (Sci. Rep. 5, 7609 (2015))

-Can sustain >10 times larger current than metals





International patents:

“Graphene-based material” : KR20140095614 (A)

“Graphene-based material” : US2014174513 (A1)

“Detector”: WO2014111702 (A2)






Monolayer CVD graphene grown on copper foil

Sizes up to 17" in diagonal


Product characteristics:

- Monolayer 99% of the surface area

- Coverage 100%

- Grain size typically 30 μm



-Standard semi-conductors


-Transparent polymers: PTFE, PEN, PDMS





-Graphene MEMS and NEMS (nano- and micro-mechanical devices)

- Invisible pressure sensors

- Ring-shaped transistors

- Plasmonic arrays of nanoribbons


Custom designs


We are happy to produce custom graphene structures and devices with nanometer-scale accuracy. Contact us to discuss your requirements. Examples of the structures that we can produce include:

-High frequency graphene transistors

-Graphene Hall bars

-Superconducting nanostructures

-Graphene plasmonic arrays


Also available: Graphene and GraphExeter inks for printed electronics and conductive coatings


Scientific advisors:


Prof Monica Craciun                            Prof Saverio Russo

+ 44(0) 1392 723656                      + 44 (0) 1392 725195        


  We are seeking partners to help develop and commercialise the GraphExeter technology.

We are happy to discuss collaborative opportunities or are willing to license the technology to suitable commercial partners.