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IDTechEx USA 2016 Highlights Graphene Developments

Posted By Terrance Barkan, Friday, December 2, 2016

The Graphene Council participated at the IDTechEx conference in Santa Clara, California on 16-17 November 2016. The event brought together more than 3,000 attendees to learn about the latest developments in graphene, 3D printing, electric vehicles, flexible electronics and related technologies. 

What was very noticeable during this event was the clearly increasing interest from large industrial companies in the application of graphene in their current and future products. Companies like Ford Motors, GE, Dupont, Siemens, Lockheed Martin and many others. 

The range of applications runs from super hydrophobic coatings to heat management systems using graphene in combination with other materials. 

It was also a great opportunity for graphene producers like Applied Graphene Materials, Perpetuus and Graphenea, graphene material specialist firm Haydale and high quality graphite supplier First Graphite from Australia to exhibit their knowledge, products and capabilities.

We have a winner!

The Graphene Council held a drawing for visitors to our stand and we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Schultz, advanced scientist for Owens Corning, was selected as the winner!

Alison attended the University of Rhode Island for her undergraduate studies where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Spanish. She then pursued a graduate career with Prof. Timothy E. Long at Virginia Tech, ultimately receiving her Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry. Her research dissertation concentrated on ion-containing macromolecules for the production of thermally stable compositions with tunable physical and mechanical properties, targeting technologies ranging from electro-active membranes to high performance adhesives.

Alison is now working as an advanced scientist for Owens Corning within the Front End of Innovation (FEI) group. She is interested in exploring and leveraging new graphene technologies to improve electrical, mechanical, and barrier properties for a variety of composites. A major aspect of this endeavor involves understanding graphene's dispersion with various solvents and polymeric resins. To accomplish this goal, she is actively seeking new collaborative opportunities with graphene companies.

Alison can be reached at: Alison.Schultz@owenscorning.com

IDTechEx Europe 10-11 May 2017 in Berlin

The Graphene Council will participate at the next major graphene commercialization conference to be held in Berlin on 10-11 May 2017. We are preparing special presentations and important announcements regarding graphene standards, the establishment of a health and safety task force, a certification program for graphene producers and more. Stay tuned!

If you would like more information about how to participate as an exhibitor in a dedicated "Graphene Pavilion" or to simply attend as a participant at favorable discount rates, contact me directly at: tbarkan@thegraphenecouncil.org

We expect 2017 to be a year of increased public announcements of commercial applications of graphene as well as significant increases in industry scale production volumes. 

The Graphene Council's mission is to serve the global graphene community and help to accelerate the commercialization of this unique and multifunctional material. 

 

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