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14-18 September 2015

CNR Bologna, Italy

A Multidisciplinary and Intersectorial European Workshop on Synthesis, Characterization and Technological Exploitation of Graphene and 2D Materials Beyond Graphene.

Graphene and 2D materials beyond graphene: New Era and Future Technologies

GraphITA lands back in Italy !!

The fourth edition of the GraphX conference series, once again "GraphITA", will take place in Bologna (September 14-18 2015). GraphITA 2015 will follow three previous successful events: GRAPHEsp2014 (Lanzarote Spain), GrapHEL 2012 (Mikonos Greece), and GraphITA 2011 (L'Aquila, Italy).

Since the seminal event of GraphITA 2011, graphene based research has witnessed an incredible expansion, which, for example, in Europe has culminated with the launch of the Graphene Flagship, one of the largest ever financed research initiative of the old continent.

In particular, in the very last years, not only graphene but a wide class of 2D materials beyond graphene (Silicene, BN, MoS2) were attracting the interest of both research institutions and private stakeholders.

GraphITA2015 aims at keeping the spirit of the previous editions, bringing together scientists and engineers working on different technological uses not only of graphene, but also of 2D materials beyond graphene, in a multidisciplinary and multisectorial (academia/industry) environment. As in the previous editions, participation of early stage researchers, PhD students and post-docs is strongly encouraged, with a particular care to all the emerging countries, south and east Europe.



  1. Fundamental science of graphene and 2D materials
  2. Progress in synthesis and production
  3. Fundamental experimental investigation of 2D materials
  4. Chemistry of/on Graphene and 2D materials
  5. Graphene and 2D materials nano-composites
  6. Energy applications
  7. Opto- and Flexible electronics and Sensing Applications
  8. Graphene and living matter


Daily program

Detailed HTML Timetable

Invited Speakers

The continuously updated list of our valuable keynote lecturers:

Stefano Borini - Nokia Technologies, United Kingdom

Luciano Colombo - University of Cagliari, Italy

Phaedon Avouris - IBM Research Division, USA

Arkady Krasheninnikov - Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Stephan Roche - Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain

Michael S. Strano - Chemical Engineering MIT, USA

Cinzia Casiraghi - University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Marco Polini - IIT Graphene Labs, Genova, Italy

Krzysztof M. Abramski - Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Valentina Tozzini - CNR Nano Pisa, Italy

Alessandro Molle - CNR IMM, MDM Laboratory, Italy

Leonid Ponomarenko - Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Sebastiano Ravesi - ST Microelectronics, Italy

Camilla Coletti - IIT Graphene Labs, Pisa, Italy

Jonathan N Coleman - Trinity College, Ireland

Vincenzo Palermo - CNR ISOF, Italy

Cristina Giusca - National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom

Choon-Gi Choi - Creative Research Center for Graphene Electronics, ETRI, Korea

Hui-Ming Chen - Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, China

Mario Ruben - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Nicola Maria Pugno - University of Trento & FBK, Italy

James Hone - Columbia University, United States

Filippo Giannazzo - CNR IMM-Catania, Italy

Dal-Hee Min - Seoul National University, Korea

Andrea Locatelli - Elettra Sinchrotron Facility, Italy

Stephen Hofmann - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Elena Bichoutskaia - University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Francesco Bonaccorso - IIT Graphene Labs, Genova, Italy

Alain Pénicaud - CNR CRPP, Bordeaux, France

Antonio Politano - University of Calabria, Italy

Gianni Profeta - University of L'Aquila, Italy

Julie Russier - CNRS IBMC Strasbourg, France

Costas Galiotis - FORTH/ ICE-HT, Patras, Greece



Vittorio Morandi - CNR IMM Bologna Section, Italy

Luca Ottaviano - University of L'Aquila, Italy

Scientific Committee

Carla Bittencourt - University of Mons, Belgium

Luigi Colombo - Texas instruments, USA

Christos Dimitrakopoulos - University of Massachusetts, USA

Chris Ewels - CNRS IMN, France

Andrea Ferrari - Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Costas Galiotis - FORTH, Greece

Mar Garcia Hernandez - ICMM/CSIC, Spain

Alexander Grueneis - University of Cologne, Germany

Karsten Horn - Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany

Olga Kazakova - National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom

Antonino La Magna - CNR-IMM, Italy

Elisa Molinari - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & CNR-Nano, Italy

Marc Monthioux - CNRS CEMES, France

Alberto Morgante - CNR-IOM & University of Trieste, Italy

Vincenzo Palermo - CNR-ISOF, Italy

Vittorio Pellegrini - IIT and CNR-Nano, Italy

Rita Rizzoli - CNR-IMM, Italy

Paolo Samorì - University of Strasbourg, France

Guido Saracco - Politecnico di Torino Italy

Wlodek Strupinski - ITME, Poland

Alberto Bianco - CNRS IBMC Strasbourg, France

Local Committee

  • Luca Ortolani - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Piera Maccagnani - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Alberto Roncaglia - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Giorgia Giovannini - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Nicoletta Randi - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Meganne Christian - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Raffaello Mazzaro - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Martina Pittori - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Andrea Pedrielli - CNR IMM-Bologna
  • Andrea Liscio - CNR ISOF-Bologna
  • Emanuele Treossi - CNR ISOF-Bologna
  • Manuela Melucci - CNR ISOF-Bologna

For sponsorships and general information about the conference

Organizing Secretariat
Noema Srl Unipersonale, Bologna (Italy)

For information about the abstract submission

Francesca Nanni, Noema Srl Unipersonale, Bologna (Italy)
Phone: +39.051.230385

Media and press office

Dr. Maddalena Scandola, Communication Office, CNR Nano (Italy)
Phone: +39.347.0778836

Sponsors and Partners


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Università de L'Aquila


Assing Group
Gambetti - Vacuum Technology and Related Solutions
2M Strumenti
Jeol Italia
FEI Italia
Lot Quantum Design
Moorfield Nanotechnology
EPL Journal
IOP Publishing
Graphene Square

Sponsorship opportunities


Your Company Logo will be displayed on GraphITA2015 website.


Promotional materials will be delivered to every participant inside the Conference Bag.

Floor space

A dedicated space (approx. 2x2.5 mt) will be available for your Company, included with one table, two seats, electrical and wi-fi connection and a poster standing panel.


A dedicated time slot of 15 minutes will be reserved in one of the conference sessions for you to give a commercial presentation.

Gala Dinner

We offer you the possibility to contribute to the Gala Dinner, Wednesday September 16th. This package offers the opportunity to personalize the dinner with dedicated advertising material.

Package of sponsorship

We can offer you the following sponsorship packages:

Logo and Materials
Standard and Floor space (+2 free passess for staff)
Silver and Talk and/or custom branded gadgets (+3 free passess for staff)
Gold and Gala Dinner (+4 free passess for staff)

Please contact NOEMA's Delegate, Silvia Cremona, for further information about our sponsorship opportunities and to request a quote.

NOTE: Please note that sponsors who decide to purchase a 15 minutes Talk are required to submit abstracts through the electronic system of the Conference website.


Registration deadlines

Early registration closes:
July 24th, 2015 - 4:30 PM (CET)
Late registration closes:
September 7th, 2015

Abstract submission deadline

Abstract submission opens:
February 16th, 2015
Abstract sbmission closes:
July 7th, 2015

Venue and accomodation

CNR Area della Ricerca di Bologna

Area della Ricerca di Bologna
Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

The Bologna Research Area offers services and support to the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the National Institute for Astrophysics Institutes present on the site as well as to those in other cities in Emilia-Romagna. On the campus in Via Gobetti there are a total of eight Institutes belonging both to the CNR and to the Italian National Astrophysics Institute (INAF) together with the central Area Library, Conference Centre and ancillary services. The site also accommodates ASTER (regional government science and technology agency) and various groups working within the framework of SPINNER projects (promoting innovation and research).

IMPORTANT: Depending on your country of origin, you may require a visa to come to Italy. If you need an invitation letter to partecipate to our workshop, we will be happy to provide it to you to facilitate the process.

How-to reach us

Arriving by plane

The easiest way to reach the CNR Research Area in Bologna is to travel to Bologna Airport. The BLQ Shuttle service will deliver you at the Central Train Station, then you can take either bus line 87 or 11 to reach the CNR Research Area and congress center.

You can easily reach Bologna from nearby regional airports like:

  • Milano (either Malpensa or Linate): You can reach Milano Central Train Station with dedicated shuttle services from both airport. Then you will have high speed trains leaving Milano to Bologna almost every hour.
  • Verona Airport: A shuttle service will connect the airport with Verona train station, where you will find regional trains connecting with Bologna Central Train Station.
  • Firenze: The shuttle service will deliver you at the Train Station, where you will find high speed trains leaving for Bologna every hour.

NOTE: Italian high speed trains are called "Le Frecce". Please consult Trenitalia timetable for more information.

By Car

Bologna is on the highway A1-A14, you can exit Bologna Arcoveggio and follow Airport Direction. Take exit n.5 and follow "Area della Ricerca" signals on the road.

By Train

Arriving at Bologna Central Train Station you will find bus lines 87, 11A, 11B or 11C taking you close to CNR Area della Ricerca. See the map below for further details.

NOTE: Italian high speed trains are called "Le Frecce". Please consult Trenitalia timetable for more information.



Via Sebastiano Serlio, 28, 40128 Bologna [Map] [Hotel Website]

Rooms and tarifs

  • DUS (Double Single Use): 110€
  • Double Room: 120€


Hotel near Bologna Central Station and Bologna Fiera This Urban Design Hotel is located next to Bologna Fiera, close to Via Stalingrado, Viale Aldo Moro and Piazza della Costituzione. AC Hotel Bologna is just 10 minutes walking distance from central station High Speed Trains entrance, 15 minute by car from the Airport and allows easy access to public transportation. AC Hotel Bologna enjoys a perfect location for business and tourism, next to Bologna Exhibition Centre and the historic center of the city with its Art and Beauty: Piazza Maggiore Square, Neptune Fountain, the Two Towers and Pinacoteca Nazionale. Wireless Internet available in common areas, in-room minibars, room service, reading lamps, 24H fitness center, and AC Bar. Relax in the AC Hotel Bologna's Turkish bath before a meal of Bolognese culinary traditions in our restaurant. Buy everything you may need during your journey at our easily accessible My Market area near reception. The hotel also features three exquisitely designed event rooms for meetings or celebrations.

2. 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design

Viale Masini 4/3, 40126 Bologna [Map] [Hotel Website]

Rooms and tarifs

  • DUS (Double Single Use): 119€
  • Double Room: 139€


A blend of total relaxation and vibrant energy, the hotel was born from the desire to meet the needs of those travelling for work or for pleasure, offering a new standard of urban hospitality. The bright and polyhedral lobby is characterised by a design which is never aggressive but welcoming and stimulating, a window open onto the outside world, a place for meeting and relaxation, events and presentations in the historic city centre. The hotel facilities include a Turkish bath, colour therapy treatments, emotional shower and a fitness suite.

3. Best Western City Hotel

Via Ambrogio Magenta, 10 - 40128 Bologna [Map] [Hotel Website]

Rooms and tarifs

  • DUS (Double Single Use): 95€
  • Double Room: 103€


The BEST WESTERN City Hotel, is a 4 star hotel in Bologna with a history of over 20 years of hospitality and completely refurbished in 2005, has always treasured the best traditions of the city. Indeed, among the various stereotypes associated with the name of Bologna, there are at least a couple that respond to reality: the fact that this is an hospitable city and that it likes to live comfortably.

4. Mercure Bologna Centro

Via Pietramellara, 59 - 40121 Bologna [Map] [Hotel Website]

Rooms and tarifs

  • DUS (Double Single Use): 95€
  • Double Room: 107€


The Mercure Bologna Centro boasts a strategic location opposite the train station, just 1.9 miles (3 km) from the exhibition center and at the gateway to the historic center, making it ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has 244 rooms with all the modern comforts, 5 naturally-lit modular meeting rooms and a private park spanning 53,820 sq. ft. (5000 m2). Free WIFI throughout the hotel. Private car park with direct access to the hotel.

NOTE: Online hotel Registration

Hotel booking can be done directly during the online registration procedure until July, 15th 2015. After that date we will not guarantee the discounted rates listed above, but we will be still be able to assist and to support you choosing your accommodation in Bologna.

Map of the Area della Ricerca di Bologna


Media and Press Office

Dr. Maddalena Scandola
Communication Office, CNR Nano (Italy)
Phone: +39.347.0778836

Organizing Secretariat

Dr. Silvia Cremona
Noema Srl Unipersonale, Bologna (Italy)