Dr Noel Vanier, Director Nanotechnology & New Color Development
Santa Clara 2014 Presentation - PPG Industries*
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The characteristics of graphene nanoplatelets plasma synthesized from methane will be discussed. The unique dispersion and optical properties of these few-layer, turbostratic graphene nanoplatelets will be illustrated. Applications utilizing the superior electrical conductivity of these nanoplatelets will be described.
Speaker Biography (Noel Vanier)
He is currently Director of Nanotechnology and New Color Development in PPG's Coatings Innovation Center at Allison Park, Pennsylvania, where he has worked since 1999. A major area of his research over the past decade has been in the plasma synthesis of nanomaterials, recently including graphene. He earned his B.A. at Cambridge University in England and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Illinois. After postdoctoral appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the California Institute of Technology, he worked for the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York before moving to PPG.
Company Profile (PPG Industries)
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PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty
products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG
helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction
markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any
other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and
operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion.