Real Time Structural Health Reporting For Infrastructure Using Graphene Coated Geotextiles (Graphene USA 2017)

Mr Chris Gilbey, CEO
Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd
Australia
 

Presentation Summary

Imagine IM produces graphene, in order to produce conductive coatings for geotextiles making them 'smart'. Inexpensive geosynthetics become high value products when used in conjunction with dams, roads, landfill and other civil engineering projects. Imagine IM's first product, imgne X3, coated on Geofabrics bidim C has been successfully trialled with leachate containment tanks used in Coal Seam Gas operations. It is more efficient and more cost effective than the existing solutions. In order to deliver real time actionable data and insights Imagine IM has developed a hardware interface that can interrogate very large textile sensors (>10,000 square meters) and report on changes in moisture and/or pressure. The hardware sensor integrates with Amazon's Greengrass AWS by running the Greengrass core locally.

Speaker Biography (Chris Gilbey)

Chris is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Imagine Intelligent Materials Ltd, developer of large-scale graphene surface sensing technology - "the industrial equivalent of skin".
 
Chris is Chairman of the Australian Graphene Industry Association (AGIA) and Graphene Certification Labs, at Swinburne University, researching techniques to ensure replicable functionality of "graphene-enabled" composites. He sits on a Standards Australia committee and is Non-Executive Director of graphene membranes company, Ionic Industries Limited.
 
He was Entrepreneur in Residence at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science, and spun out water splitting company, Aquahydrex.
 
Before that, Chris was CEO of DSP company, Lake Technology, which he sold to Dolby Labs and then became a consultant to Dolby.
 
Chris's earlier career was in the music industry working with AC/DC, InXs, Keith Urban and others.
 
He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992.

Company Profile (Imagine Intelligent Materials)

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Imagine IM is the leading Australian developer of graphene-based coatings for industrial textiles and fibres. It was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists led by Chris Gilbey and Phil Aitchison with a vision to create disruptive products and solutions that use graphene. Imagine IM has a number of patents that relate to graphene manufacture and coatings technologies. Imagine IM is the lead industry partner in the Graphene Supply Chain CRC-P, a research project located at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
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