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Professor Andrea Ferrari

Member of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge and Director of Cambridge Graphene Centre 

Andrea C. Ferrari holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University, complemented by a Laurea in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He also boasts a Cambridge ScD and serves as a Professor of nanotechnology, holding a prestigious Fellowship at Pembroke College. At the forefront of innovation, he directs both the Cambridge Graphene Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role as the Chair of the Management Panel and serves as the Science and Technology Officer for the European Graphene Flagship initiative.

A distinguished academic, Ferrari's accolades include Fellowships with esteemed institutions such as the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, Institute of Physics, Optical Society, European Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Royal Academy of Engineering.

Ferrari's multidisciplinary research spans physics, engineering, nanotechnology, and materials science, positioning him as a global authority in the characterization of carbon materials. His expertise extends to diamond-like carbon, nanotubes, and graphene, with his groundbreaking work shaping the interpretation of Raman scattering and setting industry standards worldwide.

Through fruitful collaborations with industry partners, Ferrari bridges the gap between scientific discovery and technological advancement across various domains. Renowned for his contributions to graphene and related materials engineering, he has pioneered numerous breakthroughs, from large-scale spectroscopic identification to their integration in printed electronics, flexible devices, photodetectors, modulators, lasers, and plasmonic structures.

Major Awards: 

  • The Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation
  • The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • The Marie Curie Excellence Award
  • The Philip Leverhulme Prize
  • The EU-40 Materials Prize
  • The Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Science in Materials Science
  • He also received 4 European Research Council Grants
  • ICSE Most Influential Paper Award (2002)