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The GraphITA- COST BEST POSTER award winner 2011


Dr. Navaratnarajah Kuganathan was awarded the best poster prize presented at the European workshop GraphITA, for "Nanoribbon in a nanotube: self-assembly of a spiral sulphur-terminated strip of graphene".

Dr. Navaratnarajah Kuganathan was awarded the best poster prize (a certificate and € 600) sponsored by COST for the outstanding scientific contribution in the field of graphene presented at the European workshop GraphITA 2011 held in L’Aquila, Italy. He was presented with the prize at the workshop dinner by the workshop chair Dr. Luca Ottaviano and the COST president. Dr. Kuganathan is working as a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK. His poster was entitled ‘Nanoribbon in a nanotube: self-assembly of a spiral sulphur-terminated strip of graphene’, and describes the experimental evidence of the formation of nanoribbon within single walled nanotubes and theoretical investigation of the electronic properties of this new nanomaterial. This excellent work was done in collaboration with Dr. Andrei Khlobystov (Inorganic Chemistry) and his group at Nottingham. Dr. Kugan’s participation in the workshop was funded by the "NanoTP: Designing novel materials for nanodevices: from theory to practise" and EPSRC/GB.


10 June 2011