CDT Conference 2021: A series of varied perspectives on our 2D futures

The CDT conference student organising committee are excited to present the 2021 CDT conference, which this year will be a two-day virtual event. In this shorter online version of our annual CDT conference, we are stepping away from the usual format of academic presentations and posters from the students. Instead, we will spark conversations about the field of 2D materials that will be insightful, regardless of our individual disciplines.

The first part of each afternoon will be dedicated to a presentation from one of our keynote speakers. On the first day, we will hear from Prof Mario Caironi, Senior Researcher, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Nano Science and Technology, who will give a fascinating introduction to the emerging field of ‘Edible Electronics’. We hope that you will find the innovation and creativity of his work inspirational.

On the second day, Dr Jessica Wade Imperial College London Department of Materials Research Fellow, will be presenting a talk entitled “Science and storytelling: how we talk about matters.” She will discuss how we talk about matters and how we can make our science classrooms more inclusive spaces. Dr Wade has a vast experience with public engagement and outreach, and we hope that you will be motivated to follow her lead.

During the second part of each day, we will host panel discussions. The first panel is titled ‘What is our 2D future?’ and we will hear from a range of academic and commercial scientists sharing their thoughts on the future of 2D materials and our place as early career scientists within this field. Our final session of the conference will be a CDT Alumni Panel, consisting of alumni from both the Manchester and Cambridge CDTs who will join us for an informal discussion on their varied career experiences to date after completing their PhDs.

We hope that this event will offer something different and a bit more personal than other online conferences you may have attended in the past year.

For more detailed information including the finalised schedule visit https://www.2dconference.co.uk/

Click here to complete registration and confirm your place - details of how to connect to the conference will be sent to all registered delegates.

We look forward to engaging with you virtually on the 15th and 16th of July!

The CDT Conference Committee 

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