Opportunities and Challenges for Transitioning Graphene Materials in Aerospace Applications (Graphene LIVE! USA 2012)


Dr Steve Sinton, Principal Chemist
Lockheed Martin
United States
 
Dec 05, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

• Identify and discuss challenges associated with graphene materials in aerospace: business value, technical risks, and environmental/health issues
• Describe Lockheed Martin's activities with graphene technology
• Discuss future potential of graphene in aerospace applications

Speaker Biography (Steve Sinton)

Dr. Sinton is a Lockheed Martin Technical Fellow at the LM Space Systems Company, Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA. He currently leads a group of R&D professionals engaged in the design and synthesis of advanced materials, with emphasis on nanomaterials for electronic, sensing, and structural aerospace applications. Some of their recent focus areas include carbon nanotube synthesis and devices, graphene and modified films, and nanometal particles. In prior years he worked on materials failure analysis, with expertise in polymer and energetic material chemistries, and the development of spectroscopic tools for analysis of complex materials. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1987, Dr. Sinton worked for Exxon at their Production Research facility in Houston, Tx, where he studied complex fluids such as surfactant microemulsions for applications in enhanced oil recovery. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley.

Company Profile (Lockheed Martin)

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