The CEI (Central European Initiative, a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation) has approved the GRAPHSENS project, meant to develop new graphene-based sensors for the detection of various environmental pollutants.

The project will be carried out as a cooperation between Italian and Serbian researchers, utilizing the materials know-how of the Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics on Silicon (L-NESS) in Como, Italy and the Serbian University of Novi Sad's experience with environmental sensors.

The partners will design, fabricate and test hybrid sensors based on graphene for monitoring concentrations of environmental various pollutants. Serbian researchers will be granted access to Italian equipment and knowledge and the collaboration should yield sensors to be tested in realistic environment conditions, as well as additional future projects within Horizon 2020.