Antonio Correia
  Phantoms Foundation / President
  Rezal Khairi Ahmad
  NanoMalaysia Berhad / CEO


The Phantoms Foundation based in Madrid, Spain, focuses its activities on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) and is now a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, gives high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (Involved in 11 European projects in the last 10 years either as coordinator or partner) and provides an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology and catalysing collaboration among international research groups.
The Foundation also works in close collaboration with Spanish and European Governmental Institutions to provide focused reports and catalogues on N&N related research areas:

  • Coordinator/Editor of the Catalogue of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Companies in Spain (published for the 6th time), which provides a general overview of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology companies in Spain and in particular the importance of this market research, etc.
  • The most recent document is the Catalogue of Graphene companies worldwide, which provides a general overview of the Graphene industry worldwide in this emerging field and in particular the importance of this market research, etc. Editions: 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Currently, one of the main core activities is to organize International conferences, meetings and workshops in particular in the “Graphene and 2D Materials” area:

  • Graphene Conference Series main organizer www.grapheneconf.com
  • Graphene Canada Conference Series main organizer www.graphenecanadaconf.com
  • graphIn International Symposium (Graphene Industry – Challenges & Opportunities) main organizer www.graphinconf.com
  • grapChina Conference Series co-organizer www.grapchina.com
  • GrapheneMalaysia International conference co-organizer
  • Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) co-organizer www.rpgr2017.com


NanoMalaysia Berhad was incorporated in 2011 as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to act as a business entity entrusted with nanotechnology commercialisation activities.
NanoMalaysia Berhad is mandated to spearhead the National Graphene Action Plan 2020  (NGAP 2020) which will spur Malaysia’s graphene-based economy by 2020.
NGAP 2020 lays out the scope for the five most promising downstream applications in the context of Malaysia and the implications on their relevant supply chains to incorporate graphene between now and 2020.
Once robust commercial downstream industry begins to develop, Malaysia can consider broad scale production of graphene given its potential competitive advantage in having lower access costs to methane, a carbon-containing gas as a key input factor of extracting graphene.