Atomic Architects

Two-dimensional (2D) materials, which are single sheets of atoms (such as graphene), can be stacked on top of each other to create new electronic, magnetic, and photonic devices with remarkable properties. However, this technology is hindered by a lack of scalable manufacturing techniques. Currently, 2D device manufacturing is manually performed by highly-skilled researchers, a time consuming and tedious effort with poor yield rates and reproducibility. We are “Atomic Architects”: our goal is to commercialise an automated (robotic) system capable of identifying and assembling individual sheets of 2D materials into fully functional 2D devices in a deterministic and scalable fashion.