Article in the FT misses the point
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Posted by: Terrance Barkan CAE
A recent article published in the Financial Times takes a dim view of the prospects for graphene.
On the one hand, the massive investment (private and public), hope and hype for graphene has raised expectations for novel commercial applications that have been slow to materialize.
On the other hand, everyone in The Graphene Council is aware of the great strides being made in areas that the article does not even begin to touch upon (filters, sensors, super capacitors, optoelectronics, composites, 3D printed electronics, etc.).
It is up to us collectively as the graphene community to demonstrate the myriad real world applications of graphene and to develop trust that the material has the ability to meet its promise. It is also time for graphene producers to work together in order to foster the further commercialization of graphene. It is in each other's commercial interest to collaborate on those issues that will help build trust in the graphene consumer community.
So how to move forward?
Researchers and Academics - Publish your work in Graphene Technology, the new journal dedicated to graphene and published by science powerhouse, Springer Nature.
Graphene Producers - Join The Graphene Council as a Corporate Member and we will work with you to help you gain customers and better understand potential markets for your products. We will also advocate on your behalf in the ISO/ANSI/IEC Standardization groups.
The purpose of The Graphene Council is to bring together all stakeholders in the graphene community to help accelerate the process of going from the Lab to Fab and thereby helping build a new industrial sector that delivers innovative products and high value jobs.
Working together as a community, we can accelerate the promise of graphene and make it a reality.