Graphene In Automotive: A Success Story (Graphene USA 2019)

Dr Nima Moghimian, Global Director of Research and Development
NanoXplore
Canada
 
 
Ganesh Iyer, Vice President, Engineering
Martinrea International Inc.
United States

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Speaker Biography (Nima Moghimian)

Dr. Nima Moghimian is a materials scientist and engineer with more than 10 years of experience in development of advanced materials for everyday use. He specializes in commercialization of graphene for improving the physical and chemical properties of polymers and composite materials.
 
Nima received his master's degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from University of Barcelona and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining NanoXplore, he worked as an international researcher in several countries including Spain, Germany and Canada, focusing on several nanomaterials related projects mainly for transportation applications. Nima has published more than 30 journal and conference publications in the field of advanced nanomaterials and graphene.
 
Nima joined NanoXplore when the company was a start-up with less than 10 employees. Today NanoXplore has become a graphene market leader with more than 400 employees in Canada and Europe. Dr. Moghimian is currently the Global Director of Research and Development at NanoXplore and the head of corporate's product development activities.

Speaker Biography (Ganesh Iyer)

Ganesh Iyer joined Martinrea International Inc. as Vice President of Engineering in December 2015. Through driving technology and innovation, Iyer creates new business opportunities for Martinrea International Inc. In an effort to align with the future trends in mobility, Iyer took on additional responsibility as Chief Information Officer in September 2018. In this integrated role of Engineering and IT, his focus is to enhance and develop system products integrating traditional vehicle architecture with IT software and hardware.
 
Iyer started his professional career at Benteler Automotive where he held various positions in the areas of advanced quality, product engineering, operational excellence, IT and plant operations. During his time at Benteler, his primary focus was on designing quality systems and advanced quality and designing and developing lightweight products to meet customer requirements. He was also instrumental in SAP launches, improving mail systems and in upgrading all infrastructure to the latest technologies. In 2013, Iyer joined Dana Corporation as Director, Purchasing, Commercial Vehicles where he successfully managed a major resourcing project. Prior to joining Martinrea International Inc., Iyer was also a General Manager at Norma Group where he led the turnaround primarily through improving OEE, employee morale and engagement, which led to a reduced backlog, overtime and on time delivery.
 
Iyer has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems from India. He also has a Master's degree In Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.

Company Profile (NanoXplore Inc.)

NanoXplore is a graphene company, a manufacturer and supplier of high-volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets and applications. The Corporation provides standard and custom graphene-enhanced plastic and composite products to various customers in transportation, packaging, electronics, and other industrial sectors. NanoXplore is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with nearly 400 employees supporting manufacturing facilities across Canada, the U.S. and Switzerland.
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Company Profile (Martinrea International)

Martinrea International Inc. (TSX: MRE) is a leader in the development and production of quality metal parts, assemblies and modules, fluid management systems, and complex aluminum products focused primarily on the automotive sector. Martinrea currently employs approximately 15,000 talented and motivated people in 47 operating divisions in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Martinrea's vision is making lives better by being the best supplier we can be in the products we make and the services we provide. The Company's mission is to make people's lives better by delivering: outstanding quality products and services to our customers; meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction and job security to our people through competitiveness and prudent growth; superior long term investment returns to our stakeholders; and positive contributions to our communities as good corporate citizens. Additional information about Martinrea can be found at www.martinrea.com.