The 2017 US-EU workshop will be held October 23-25 in Arlington, VA. The workshop is part of a series of annual workshops alternating between the US and EU, which provides a forum for research challenges and approaches in the area of two-dimensional atomic-layer materials and devices, and for cross-Atlantic collaboration opportunities. The workshop is co-sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the EU Graphene Flagship Program. To ensure close interaction, the workshop is by invitation only and is limited to 100 attendees from academia, government and industry.

As detailed under Past Workshops, the 2015 workshop was held in Arlington, VA, which covered topics such as 1) material properties and devices, 2) theory, modeling and simulation, and 3) synthesis and scalability. The 2016 workshop was held in Manchester, UK, which covered topics such as 1) techniques that can enable the scalable synthesis of these materials, 2) controlling layer number and defect density, 3) understanding doping mechanisms and optimizing contacts for device research, 4) physical properties of planar and vertical heterostructures of 2D materials, 5) developing predictive modeling and simulation techniques, including 2D material discovery, and 6) new in situ and ex situ characterization techniques to measure material properties. The 2017 workshop will cover similar topics but with a greater focus to allow more in-depth discussion. Questions and suggestions can be directed to the Organizing Committee.

Although no travel assistance will be provided for attending the workshop, travel assistance for actual cross-Atlantic collaboration is available from NSF in the form of supplement to EFRI-2DARE grants, and from Graphene Flagship in the form of mobility grant. Additional financial assistance may also be available from the European Office of US Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

The workshop acknowledges the guidance and support provided by Dr. Dimitris Pavlidis of National Science Foundation, Dr. Wide Hogenhout of European Commission, as well as Prof. Jari Kinaret and Dr. Ana Helman of Graphene Flagship.