Contact Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
+1 519 888 4567, ext.38654
Graphene: A Realistic View
Graphene materials completely dispersed in various polymer matrices represent the first commercially feasible use of graphene. The talk will focus on our current developments in high-performance graphene composites based on both thermoplastic and thermoset resins. Our first graphene-based products with resistivity as low as 0.6 Ω·cm are PLA-based conductive filaments for FDM printers and a line of graphene composites and masterbatches for extrusion or injection moulding applications. Another area of significant progress in our company is several graphene-enhanced, conductive, metal-free adhesives with volume resistivity below 5 Ω·cm. We have also developed hybrid highly electrically conductive adhesives with a proprietary formulated blend of graphene, silver fillers and other additives.
Dr Elena Polyakova is the co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she served as CEO and President since 2009, pioneering the commercial graphene production market. Polyakova has grown the Company’s client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D Materials has gained extensive publicity from news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She received a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.