Patrik Johansson has been named vice director for the Graphene Flagship Europe.
Patrik Johansson has been named vice director for the Graphene Flagship Europe.

Patrik Johansson has been named vice director for the Graphene Flagship Europe, an EU-funded research project focused on industrializing graphene and related materials.

Johansson is a professor of physics at Chalmers University of Technology. He will replace Vincenzo Palermo who served as vice director for three years.

According to the Graphene Flagship organizers, Johansson is a specialist in battery re-search and has worked on developing Li-S batteries with them since the launch of the pro-ject last spring. He has also studied grafted graphene-based electrodes computationally and experimentally with partners in Slovenia and Bulgaria.

‘I look forward to gaining a wider scope in my understanding and use of graphene in my new role with the Graphene Flagship,’ said Johansson. ‘In particular, I hope I can help con-tribute to the Graphene Flagship’s efforts to raise the maturity level of projects and de-velop solutions to urgent problems.’

This story uses material from Graphene Flagship, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.