Graphsens project aims to develop new graphene-based hybrid sensors for the detection of various environmental pollutants as a research platform for the transfer of the best European practices from the Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics on Silicon (L‑NESS), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, to the University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia.
The project is co-financed in the framework of the CEI Know-How Exchange Programme - ITALY, sponsored by the CEI Fund at the EBRD entirely financed by Italy. The CEI grant amounts to more than 30,000 euro.
The first workshop of the Graphsens project, entitled “Flexible graphene based humidity sensors”, was held at the L-NESS, Como, Italy on Friday, 22 July 2016. The workshop involved key personnel from the project partners and invited speakers as well as representatives from the industrial sector.
The workshop focused on the emerging technologies of printed and graphene electronics. The possibility of merging these two technologies on flexible substrates was discussed during the workshop. Several lectures addressed topics such as graphene electronic devices on conventional substrates and inkjet printed devices on flexible substrates.
Dragana Vasiljević (UNS), who spent three months at the L‑NESS, presented results obtained in the collaboration between UNS and L-NESS on flexible graphene-based sensors. Laura Polloni, R&D manager of the Italian company Isocarbo S.r.l., reported on current developments of inks used in large-scale industrial inkjet printing. Massimiliano Bianchi, R&D team member of the Italian company Directa Plus S.p.a., briefed on the large-scale industrial production of graphene-based materials which are already used in commercial products.

From left: Kishan Patel (L-NESS), Luca Anzi (L‑NESS), Goran Stojanović (UNS), Tijana Kojić (UNS), Roman Sordan (L-NESS), Laura Polloni (ISOCARBO), Dragana Vasiljević (UNS), Aida Mansouri (L-NESS), Massimiliano Bianchi (DIRECTA PLUS)