Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Reader in Nanomaterials
Atomic Mechanics Ltd
This presentation gives an insight into the unique properties of graphene-polymer films and explains how these are translated into sensors and human machine interfaces for applications in robotics, consumer electronics and automotive markets. Further we describe the challenges in manufacturing, integrating and testing these devices.
Speaker Biography (Aravind Vijayaraghavan)
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan is a Reader in Nanomaterials in the School of Materials and the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester. He leads the Nano-functional Materials Group (www.nanofunc.com) and his research involves the science and technology of graphene and 2-dimensional materials, particularly for applications in composites, sensors and biotechnology. He was previously a post-doctoral research fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He obtained his MEng (2002) and PhD (2006) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and his BTech (2000) from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India. He has published over 80 papers in international peer reviewed journals and delivered over 60 presentations at international conferences. Dr. Vijayaraghavan is also a leader in public engagement and science communication and won the 2013 Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement and was Science Communicator in Residence at the 2013 Manchester Science Festival. He has also been awarded a Royal Society Pairing Scheme Award (2013) and a British Science Association Media Fellowship (2017). He has delivered over 40 public lectures. He is the founder of two spin-out companies, Grafine Ltd. (www.gra-fine.com) and Atomic Mechanics Ltd. (www.atomic-mechanics.com) which commercialise applications of graphene in the fields of composites and sensors respectively.
Company Profile (Atomic Mechanics Ltd)
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Atomic Mechanics is a limited company based in Manchester, founded in 2017. It has been created to design, manufacture and commercialise a range of sensor and human machine interface devices based on a patented graphene-based technology. Atomic Mechanics is currently developing an ultra-thin flexible transparent force sensor technology to transform applications in the robotics, consumer electronics and automotive industry.