The launch of the MIT/MTL Center for Graphene Devices and Systems (MIT-CG) was announced by MIT Press Release on Sept. 1, 2011. The inter-departmental center based in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MTL, and headed by EECS faculty member Tomas Palacios, will bring together MIT researchers and industrial partners to advance the science and engineering of graphene-based technologies. As noted in the press release:
The Center explores advanced technologies and strategies that enable graphene-based materials, devices and systems to provide discriminating or break-through capabilities for a variety of system applications ranging from energy generation and smart fabrics and materials, to RF communications and sensing. The MIT-CG supports the development of the science, technology, tools and analysis for the creation of a vision for the future of graphene-enabled systems.
"The unique structure and properties of graphene have the potential to impact numerous industries," says Tomas Palacios, the Emanuel E. Landsman Career Development Associate Professor of Electronics at MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and first director of the MIT-CG. "The new MIT/MTL Center for Graphene Devices and Systems will be a driving force in exploring the numerous applications for graphene, and will create a vision for the future of graphene-enabled systems."