2 October 2023

Lavoisier discussion : local probes & 2D materials ; Paris 6-7 Feb, 2024

The two groupements de recherche (GDRs), NS-CPU (Nanosciences with near-field microscopies under ultra high vacuum) and HOWDI (Heterostructures of van der Waals materials with low dimensionality) jointly organise a two-half-days workshop. The objects of interest, 2D materials and their heterostructures, are essentially surfaces. They are hence ideally suited to investigations with high-resolution local probes.

23 February 2023

Graphene 2013

The 13th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in-person at the Engineering Building A of the University of Manchester (UK): June 27-30, 2023.

22 February 2023

Virtual seminar March 6, 13H30 : Ludger Wirtz

Hexagonal Boron Nitride: New Theory Developments on a Well-Known 2D Material

Ludger Wirtz

Department of Physics and Materials Science
University of Luxembourg

6 February 2023

International thematic school 2023

The GDR HOWDI, with support from CNRS, organizes an international thematic school on "Advanced physics of van der Waals hetero-structures" in Roscoff (France) from 23 sept. to 1 oct. 2023

6 January 2023

NT23 conference in Arcachon (France), June 4-9, 2023

The next edition of the NT conferences series will be held in Arcachon, France, June 4-9, 2003.

6 January 2023

GDR Annual meeting Porqueroles May 8-12, 2023

Click here for more information

6 January 2023

Virtual seminar Feb. 2, 11h : Marcello Lopes (Berlin)

Marcello Lopes (Berlin, Germany)
"Epitaxial Growth of 2D Materials and Heterostructures"
Thu 2 Feb. 2023 (11h)

20 September 2022

Virtual seminar : Nicolas Ubrig

"Probing Magnetism in van der Waals Crystals with Magnetotransport "
Tuesday Oct. 4, 11h

12 September 2022

Lavoisier discussion : 2D magnetic materials

Strasbourg, 23-24 Jan. 2023

22 July 2022

Lavoisier Discussion : Q emitters in 2D materials

Quantum emitters in 2D
CRHEA, Côte d’Azur, 9-11 Jan. 2023

21 March 2022

Virtual seminar : Roman Fasel (Zurich)

Engineering intrinsic π-electron magnetism in atomically-precise carbon nanostructures
11 mars 2022, 11h00.

15 March 2022

JMC 2022 : mini-colloque "2D materials"

« 2D materials for optoelectronics and spin/valley-tronics » : a mini-colloque at « Journées de la Matière Condensée » (JMC2022) to be held in Lyon on Aug. 22-26, 2022.

8 March 2022

School on Low Dimensional Systems, Montpellier, France

A Summer School on Raman and Photoluminescence spectroscopies on Low Dimensional Systems will be organized in Montpellier from the 04 to 08 of July 2022.
Registration is now open!

1 February 2022

Virtual seminar : Katharina FRANKE (FU Berlin)

Quantum spins and hybridization in artificially-constructed chains of magnetic adatoms on superconducting 2H-NbSe 2
Tuesday, 8 Feb 2022, 11h

11 January 2022

Annual meeting 2022 : Dourdan (Paris area)

The annual meeting of the GDR and GDR-I Graphene and co will be held in Dourdan (Paris area), May 9-13, 2022.

7 December 2021

A tribute to François Ducastelle

The GDR pays tribute to one of its recently deceased members.

30 November 2021

Virtual seminar : Sergio Valenzuela (IC2N, Spain)

Proximity effects in van der Waals heterostructures
Friday, 3 dec 2021, 14h

28 October 2021

Virtual seminar : Vincent Renard (Grenoble)

"Heterostrain determines the flatbands in twisted gaphene layers.”

20 July 2021

3rd virtual seminar of the GDR : Preden Rouleau (CEA)

"Unveiling excitonic properties of magnons in a quantum Hall ferromagnet."

31 May 2021

2nd virtual meeting : Cédric Robert

Monday, June 17, 2021 (14h) :
Spin and valley properties in transition metal dichalcogenide: from monolayers to hybrid structures
See détails here

6 May 2021

Monthly virtual discussions of the GDR HOWDI

Starting May 2021, the GDR HOWDI offers its members a monthly virtual meeting with a guest speaker followed by a debate.

18 February 2021

Kick-off meeting of GDR HOWDI

Wednesday afternoon, March 24th, 2021
Due to the ongoing sanitary crisis, it is still impossible to gather the community of our new GDR "HOWDI" physically. However, we will celebrate this new start with a short virtual kick-off meeting, on Wed. March 24, 2021 afternoon. The program of the meeting will be announced shortly; it will consist of a general presentation of the thematic lines of the new GDR, a series of selected focused scientific talks and an open discussion about your needs and wishes for the future of the GDR.

27 January 2021

2021-2025: our network focuses on van der Waals heterostructures, becoming "GDR HOWDI"

HOWDI: HeterOstructures of van der Waals materials with low DImensionality
For the coming five years, our network (GDR after "groupement de recherche") will cover the study of van der Waals heterostructures, following four main directions:
- synthesis, nanofabrication, caracterisations
- electronic transport and its relationship with other fields
- optics, excitonics, photonics
- magnetism, spintronics, electronic correlations

27 January 2021

Announcing the 2021 NT Conference

The 2021 NT Conference will be hosted virtually June 6-11, 2021 at Rice University.
Guest speakers and presenters will host virtual discussions, poster presentations, and networking opportunities remotely from around the world.

Registration, abstract submission, and ticket purchase for NT21 will open in the coming weeks. Make sure to visit for the most up to date information on submissions and registration.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email

28 April 2020

NEW GDR in 2021

Help us build the new GDR for 2021

28 November 2019

Lavoisier discussion : 2D materials on substrate

Villard de Lans, France Jan 20-22, 2020
Graphene&co and Pulse organize a focused workshop on the growth of emergent 2D materials.

22 November 2019

Graphene 2020

The graphene conference will be held in Grenoble (France) June 2-5, 2020

27 March 2019

Annual meeting 2019

The annual meeting 2019 of our research network will be held in Bad Herrenalb (in the German Black Forest, right at the French border), oct. 27-30, 2019. See more...

27 February 2019

Graphene 2019

Annual Graphene conference, Roma, Italia, June 25-28, 2019

17 January 2019

Lavoisier Discussion : Quantum simulation in 2D materials

IC2N, Barcelona, May 8-9, 2019

30 October 2018

Lavoisier Discussion : Recent progress in hBN

The next Lavoisier discussion will be devoted to a special 2D material : hBN (hexagonal boron nitride).
It will be held, Nov. 8-9, 2018 in Montpellier. See more.

27 April 2018


A 3 days Lavoisier discussion on the noncovalent functionalization of nanotubes with molecules will be organized in Paris, June 20-22, 2018.

All information here

11 March 2018

mini-colloquium on 2D Materials and their heterostructures at JMC conference in Grenoble

Abstract submission is now open for the next “Journées de la Matière Condensée” in Grenoble. You are welcome to submit a contribution to the "2D Materials and their heterostructures" session organized with GDR Graphene & Co.

31 January 2018

Special issue of JRS dedicated to Mildred Dresselhaus

9 November 2017

Thematic school "Frontier research on 2D materials", Cargese, April 2018

An international thematic school "Frontier research in 2D materials" will be organized in the CNRS center of Cargese, April 2-13, 2018. More here.

26 October 2017

Announcing Graphene 2018

The 8th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in Dresden (Germany) from the 26th until the 29th of June 2018. Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the Graphene community Worldwide.

24 October 2017

Survey of the Nanometrology club.

The Nanométrologie club opens a specific reflexion axis on 2D materials. Our community is invited to express its needs and thoughts in an open online survey (french only).

15 May 2017

Annual Meeting 2017

The next annual meeting of the GDR and GDR-I will be hosted in the CNRS resort center Paul Langevin in Aussois, in the French Alps. (15-19 October 2017)

4 April 2017

Meeting on the use of SWNT in industrial applications

A meeting, dedicated to the use of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes in industrial applications will be organised on Tuesday April 4th 2017 at CNRS Meudon-Bellevue Campus, conveniently reachable ( 20mins) by train from Gare de Montparnasse (Paris, France).

28 March 2017

Graphene 2017

The 7th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in Barcelona (Spain) from the 28th until the 31st of March 2017. Over the past 6 editions, the Graphene Conference strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the Graphene community Worldwide.

20 February 2017

Millie Dresselhaus

Millie Dresselhaus died earlier on Monday 20th February at the Mount Auburn Hospital surrounded by her family and other people she loved. Her funeral will be arranged for this Wednesday at MIT (by Jewish tradition this must happen very soon).

We are indebted so much to her for all she has done in the field of graphite and related materials and how she has inspired researches worldwide with an amazing energy and vision during fifty years.

27 April 2018

Annual meeting 2018 in Sete

The annual meeting 2018 of our research network will be held in Sète (on the Mediterranean seashore), oct. 15-19, 2018.
All information here

9 October 2016

Annual Meeting 2016

Welcome to the website of the annual meeting of the GDR-I GNT !
The conference will be held in « Village de Vacances la Vieille Perrotine », in Saint Pierre d’Oléron, France, from October 9 to October 13, 2016.

19 May 2015

OMNT 2015