Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan (one of the University of Manchester's graphene researchers) welcomed Lucy to a tour of the fantastic graphene facilities, including the site of the £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI) which is set to open early 2015.
Lucy visited the graphene facilities as part of an MP-scientists pairing scheme, set up by the Royal Society to build bridges between parliamentarians and some of the best scientists in the UK. Dr Aravind as part of the scheme joined Lucy for a week last year in Westminster.
Lucy said: “It was great to meet Aravind and to hear more about the interesting and pioneering work that it being done with graphene at the University of Manchester."
Lucy added: “The scheme gave me a chance to form a relationship with Aravind which I hope will continue into the future and also dialogue about the interesting work that is taking place in my constituency.”