Dr Kasturi Vimalanathan, Research Associate
The Vortex Fluidic Device has continuous flow processing capabilities and has been used for the commercial development and scaling up of graphene directly from graphite. This is a paradigm shift with the use of process intensification as an alternative strategy towards the fabrication, purification and functionalisation of graphene, in high yield without the use of surfactants and toxic chemicals.
Speaker Biography (Kasturi Vimalanathan)
Kasturi Vimalanathan completed a BSc (Chemistry) at Curtin University of Technology and thereafter a MSc (Chemistry) at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor Colin Raston. Upon achievement of a privately funded scholarship (2013), she had completed a PhD (Chemistry) under the guidance of Professor Colin Raston at Flinders University. Her PhD focuses on the fabrication and self-assembly of novel carbon materials and their applications. First Graphite is working with Colin Raston's group on the development of the Vortex Fluidic Device (for which Professor Raston won an IgNobel Prize) and a T2FD (Turbo Thin Fluidic Device)
Company Profile (Flinders University)
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First Graphene Limited (ASX:FGR, formerly First Graphite Ltd) is Australia's leading graphene company. It is involved in research and development projects with three Australian universities, including Flinders University. As well as producing high-quality graphene FGR is acquiring and licencing intellectual property associated with graphene from which it will be able to develop its revenues.