A laboratory headed by Andre Geim, the Nobel Prize winner in physics in 2010, was set up at Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute on Monday.
The laboratory, funded by the Shenzhen government, will tackle key problems in the basic and front-line scientific research on graphene and the industrialization of its high-end products.
The lab, through cooperation with Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute and Tsinghua University Shenzhen Graduate School, will serve as a platform for integrating research on new types of two-dimensional materials and their components and drawing up the standardization and test industrialization that comes out of its scientific research.
The platform will attract global talents and cultivate professionals to aid in the construction and development of the emerging two-dimensional materials market represented by graphene.
Establishing Nobel laureate labs is one of the city's important measures to speed up the construction of an international science, technology and innovation center.
So far, five Nobel laureates, including Robert Grubbs, the 2005 winner in Chemistry, Shuji Nakamura, 2014 winner in Physics, Brian Kobilka, 2012 winner in Chemistry, and Arieh Warshel, the 2013 winner in Chemistry, have set up laboratories in Shenzhen through cooperation with local universities and research institutes.