Principal Investigator

Dr Tawfique Hasan is a Reader in Nanomaterials Engineering at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cambridge University Engineering Department and leads the group. He is also the Deputy Director for Teaching and Training of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. Dr. Hasan gained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2009. He also has an MEng. in Microelectronics from University of New South Wales, Australia in Microelectronics. He got his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh. Dr. Hasan has held several research positions in the University since his PhD, including a Junior Research Fellowship in King's College, Cambridge, a National Science Foundation China Foreign Young Scientist Research Fellowship and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to work on graphene based flexible and printable devices. The latter contributed to the foundation of Cambridge Graphene Limited, which was recently acquired by Versarian Plc. Tawfique co-founded a second startup with other HNE members, Inkling Cambridge Limited which develops functional coatings and composite.
He is an Associate Editor of Electronics Letters and an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.
Dr. Hasan is also a Title A Fellow and a Director of Studies in Engineering in Churchill College, Cambridge.

Post Doctoral Researchers

Guohua Hu is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the group. He recently submitted his doctoral dissertation "Printable 2D Material Optoelectronics and Photonics". Guohua made several key achievements in the field of functional printing during his doctoral work. He was the lead inventor of the patent on formulation of 2D material dispersion in non toxic solvents, culminated in the development of a highly conducting graphene ink that could be printed like a “newspaper”. This was highlighted in the University research news.
This also lead to the formation of HNE's first spin-off Inkling Cambridge Limited. One of Guohua's recent works in Nature Communications presented key technological advancements in functional ink formulations with 2d material nanoflakes. This article also received a huge media and industry attention, including from Optics.org, Phys.org, TheEngineer, China Daily.Guohua also has a Bachelors in Engineering degree in Electronic Science and Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2013).
He is currently a member of St John’s College.

PhD Students

Mr Zongyin Yang is a PhD student at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2009 and received his Master degree in Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2012. After graduation, he worked as a research fellow in the Department of Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University. In 2014, he joined us for his doctoral research.
His current interests focus on nanowires and bandgap gradient nanowire-graphene hybrid devices for electronics and photonics.
He is a member of Hughes Hall.

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Mr Tom Albrow-Owen is a PhD student at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. He joined Cambridge in 2014 as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. As an undergraduate, he studied Physics at Durham University, receiving his Masters in 2014, where in his final year he worked on the growth of graphene by chemical vapour deposition. His research centres around the fabrication and study of hybrid graphene-nanowire structures and their use for novel optoelectronic devices.
He is a member of Queens’ College.

Mr Tien-Chun Wu is a PhD student at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. In 2015, he received his Bachelors with first class honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. During his honors year, he worked on quantum metrology based on silicon single electron pump at the Australia Nanofabrication Facility. He also undertook undergraduate research on distributed antenna systems. In 2013, he went on exchange to Georgia Institute of Technology. His current interests focus on graphene-based devices for sensing applications.
He is a member of Sidney Sussex College.

Mr Leonard Ng joined the Cambridge Graphene Centre as a PhD student in 2016. Prior to this, Leonard received his Masters at the University of Leeds, UK in 2015. At Leeds, he worked on magnetic ink systems and explored the potential of magnetic ink to store alphanumeric information. He obtained his bachelors from the Singapore Management University, Singapore.
Prior to his postgraduate studies, Leonard was an ink formulator at a Singaporean ink company, specialising in colour science and the formulation of water-based flexographic, oil-based offset and radiation-cured inks. Some notable clients he has successfully executed large-scale commercial projects for include Diageo, Asia-Pacific Breweries and Abbott. His research is currently focused on the creation of highly-conductive graphene-based ink systems for functional printing using existing industrial printing methods.
He is a member of Clare Hall.

Ms Xiaoxi Zhu is a PhD student at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. In 2015, she received her Bachelor degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering at Imperial College London. During that time, she carried out a summer internship research project to optimise the performance of perovskite solar cells and reached a high device efficiency at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Xiaoxi joined the University of Cambridge in 2015 as a student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. She started her PhD in 2016. Her research is currently focused on the conductive and dielectric inks for smart wallpapers and Internet of Things (IoT).
She is a member of Homerton College.

Mr Shouhu Liu is a PhD student at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. He received his Bachelors in Engineering degree in Electronic Science and Technology from the Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2013, and received his Master degree in Nanotechnology from the University of Southern Denmark in 2015. After graduation, he worked as a research fellow in Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he joined us for his doctoral research. His current interests focus on the Polymer-Assisted Metal Deposition techniques and their applications in the field of flexible, stretchable and wearable electronics.
He is a member of Magdalene College

Industry Associate

After a very successful PhD and even more successful NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellowship, Dr Richard Howe has now joined as the Managing Director of HNE's first spin-off Inkling Cambridge Limited. Richard came from Bristol university and as a NanoDTC student, was instrumental in developing the high speed printable graphene conductive ink that opened exciting opportunities for HNE. Richard continues to be closely involved with the group and its social events as he leads Inkling to new heights.

Embedded Researcher

Chris Jones joined the group and Cambridge Graphene Centre as an Inward Knowledge Transfer Fellow on an ink development project funded by EPSRC. He also works in Novalia Ltd and brings over twenty-five years practical print and ink industry experience. He has held senior commercial and technical positions within leading ink companies in the UK, Central Europe & South America and has previously managed global packaging technical projects for UK & international blue chip brandowners. He has a wealth of practical, on press experience across litho, gravure, flexo, letterpress, digital & screen ink formulation and print application processes.
He has been involved with the development of printable electronics since 2000 and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Plastic Electronics Leadership Group, which is tasked with refining and implementing the UK government strategy for printed electronics. He also leads the Terminology Working Group for IEC TC119, which is an international technical committee drafting global standards for printed electronics.

Project student

Ms Qinyu (Dorothy) Zhong is currently studying for her MEng degree at the Engineering Department specialising in Electrical and Electronics. She has a background in semiconductors and photonic technologies. Qinyu is now doing her final year project on "Printed graphene-metal oxide gas sensors". She will be working on the optimization of gas selectivity using a combination of material platforms.
She is a member of Sidney Sussex College.

Past Members

  • Mr Fumiyasu Seino. Next destination: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Mr Yubo Wang. Next destination: Zhejiang University, China
  • Mr Sucbinder Johal.
  • Dr Henri Jussila. Next destination: Aalto University, Finland
  • Dr Hatice Tuncer. Next destination: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mr Simon Schofield.
  • Mr Adam Robinson.
  • Dr Jinzhang Wang. Next destination: Shenzhen University, China
  • Mr Joey G. Gateshill. Next destination: Jaguar Landrover, UK
  • Mr William Richards. Next destination: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mr Mateusz Zelazny. Next destination: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mr Adrian Y. X. Yeng. Next destination: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr David Dodoo-Arhin. Next destination: University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Mr Sarmad Ahmed Shaikh.