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Graphene Commercialization and Applications 2013

Ever since the discovery of graphene in a Manchester University laboratory nine years ago, an overwhelming amount of attention has been placed on exploring the seemingly endless applications utilizing its many properties. A new technological revolution has been heralded as a result, with companies ranging from aerospace all the way to consumer electronics recognizing the potential and pursuing graphene based products.

Despite the opportunity however, the absence of production scale-up has yet failed to pull graphene out of research and into mass market, leaving many to ask; how can the critical challenges and adoption barriers be overcome to enable graphene’s commercialization? Where do the viable applications lie that can be brought to commercial scale? And when will it happen?

For commercially viable applications to be realized, there is a pressing need for industrial and academic collaboration to drive the scale up production of successful laboratory fabrication techniques. Steps including the initiation of material standardization to ensure quality control must be enacted, along with identification of the bottlenecks in upscaling production so graphene can realize its revolutionary potential.

Following the success of the inaugural event in the series in London this June, Graphene Commercialization and Applications 2013 is coming to Santa Clara, December 10-11 and is the first congress bringing together speakers from companies actively pursuing graphene integration, alongside leading research experts and pioneering academics, to assess graphene’s potential through the lens of its applications.

The congress will evaluate commercial opportunities to drive this breakthrough material through the scale up of production, by
addressing technical hurdles in application development, examining material properties and revealing cutting edge scientific breakthroughs shedding light on the timelines for mass application.

Speaker Faculty Including Senior Business And Research Leaders:
  • Mike Strano, Leader, Strano Research Group, MIT
  • Seungmin Cho, Principal Research Engineer, Samsung Techwin
  • Rodney Ruoff, Director, The Ruoff Group, UT Austin
  • Walter de Heer, Leader Epitaxial Laboratory, Georgia Tech
  • Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry, UCLA
  • Michael O’Connor, Head of Technology & Innovation, Nokia
  • Kris Behler, Senior Material Scientist, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Jianhua Yang, Principal Research Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
  • Dr. Nathan Hill, Business Development and Strategy Director, National Graphene Institute
  • Alexander Bratkovski, Principal Research Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
  • Michael Meador, Nanotechnology Project Manager, NASA
  • Tim McDonald, Chief Scientist, Electro Magnetic Applications
  • Alberto Valdes Garcia, Manager RF Circuits and Systems, IBM
  • Ardavan Zandiatashbar, Application Scientist, Park Systems Inc.
  • Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • Madhav Guatam, Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • Pradyumna Goli, Research Associate, A.A. Balandin Nano-Device Laboratory UC Riverside
  • Xin Zhao, Materials Scientist, Jefferson Labs
  • Dr. Qingkai Yu, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Download The Full Agenda And Speaker Faculty Here

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