Research Fellow Dr Matthew Large has been offered a place at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany from 30 June to 5 July 2019, a unique international forum for scientific exchange to be attended this year by at least 40 Nobel Laureates.
Matthew is a Research Fellow in Functional Material and Nanostructure Processing and Characterisation in the recently established Materials Physics research group.
His research interests focus on understanding the fundamental structure-property relationships in materials containing one- and two- dimensional materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and other layered nanomaterials.
He recently gave a Sussex Universe lecture series public talk on ‘Exploring the Tiny World of Nanomaterials’.
The opportunity to join the annual gathering of Nobel Laureates in Bavaria has been provided since 1951 to outstanding young scientists aged up to 35 – undergraduates, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Matthew had to pass a rigorous application and selection process to participate, both within the Department and by a panel at the Royal Society, and finally by a scientific review panel responsible for the Lindau meeting.
Matthew is humbled to be representing his research group at such a prestigious event.
He says: “It’s a huge honour to be able to attend the Lindau meeting. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to meet other young scientists from all over the world, as well as learn from researchers at the very peak of their fields. I’m very much looking forward to the meeting.”