Industrial-scale Production of Graphene: Challenges and Opportunities
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom G
12:30 - 12:50
The pressing needs of graphene industry for truly cost-effective graphene production processes and the so-called "killer applications" of graphene will be highlighted in this report. Despite the hype about the tremendous application potential of graphene, no company in worldwide graphene industry has yet generated any significant revenues/profits out of sales of graphene materials or real graphene-enhanced products. Truly breakthrough graphene production and application technologies are essential to the emergence of an economically viable graphene industry. This presentation will provide a critical review on several popular processes for producing isolated graphene sheets. Emphasis will be placed on the processes that are more suitable for mass production of graphene. The advantages and shortcomings of these processes will be highlighted. This will be followed by a brief discussion on some of the potential applications of graphene. Specifically, Dr. Jang will offer some personal perspectives on the rapidly emerging graphene industry, emphasizing the opportunities and challenges in commercializing graphene materials and products.
Bor Jang received his MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science from MIT. Dr. Jang is co-founder and CEO of Global Graphene Group (G3), the holding company of five subsidiaries: Nanotek Instruments, Inc., Angstron Materials Group, Taiwan Graphene Co., Honeycomb Battery Co., and Angstron Energy Co. Dr. Jang is a co-inventor of 450+ patents (issued or pending) among which 160 patents are related to graphene and 200 related to supercapacitors, batteries, and fuel cells. G3 is a global leader in the development and mass production of graphene materials. Dr. Jang is a pioneer in the field of graphene science and technology. In the last 14 years, graphene has become one of the most exciting topics in the field of nanotechnology. Dr. Jang is widely recognized as the first to successfully isolate single-layer and multi-layer pristine graphene sheets (patent application submitted in October 2002 and issued in 2006). Dr. Jang's research team has also contributed to the field of graphene and graphene-based energy storage technologies in the following aspects: (1) Began to work on the development of cost-effective processes for mass-producing graphene as early as 2003 and co-founded Angstron Materials, Inc. in 2007 to begin the work on mass production of graphene; (2) Have the world's first patents on graphene applications in hydrogen storage (2004), fuel cells (2005), supercapacitors (2006), and batteries (2007); (3) Have the world's first patents on graphene-containing polymer, metal, carbon, glass, and ceramic matrix composites (2002, 2005, 2006); (4) Co-invented the most widely used graphene production processes, such as chemical methods (2002, 2004), liquid phase exfoliation (2007), electrochemical method (2007), and supercritical fluid method (2006); (5) Dr. Jang's group published the first review article on the topics of graphene processing and composites (2008).
Global Graphene Group (G3), headquartered in Dayton, is a leading manufacturer of graphene and graphene oxide products helping companies engineer advanced solutions for a wide range of applications.
G3 aims to change the world through scientific innovations, shaping the way you work. They are committed to understanding your business, needs, and consumers to produce solutions that will work for you. With expertise in graphene manufacturing and understanding the material's nuances, G3 works to implement graphene applications for many industries and to deliver revolutionary products and services. G3 continues to ask questions, seek answers, and imagine new possibilities.