Critical Overview Of Performance Of 2D Materials and Composites (Graphene USA 2019)

Dr Elena Polyakova, Senior Research Fellow
National University of Singapore
Singapore
 

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Presentation Summary

There is a frenzy of commercialization efforts surrounding graphene and other 2D Materials. Many "graphene" products have been recently introduced. In many cases, there is no clear evidence that the addition of graphene to the polymers results in meaningful improvement of the performance of the composite. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of graphene research and give a clear comparison of graphene composites with commercially available materials

Speaker Biography (Elena Polyakova)

Dr. Elena Polyakova is a Senior Research Fellow, NUS. Before Joining the NUS, Dr Polyakova served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab. Previously Dr. Polyakova had served for two and a half years as the company's Chief Operating Officer. She was instrumental in bringing the first graphene filament to market. Dr. Polyakova is also the co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President since 2009. The company pioneered the commercial graphene production market. Dr. Polyakova has grown the company's client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D materials has been covered by prestigious news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Dr. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She previously was one of the first graphene researchers in the Flynn Group at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.