A new class of fluorescent nanomaterials called Graphene Quantum Dots (GQD) are attracting attention due to their benign chemical composition, tunable fluorescence emissions, facile functionalization and excellent physicochemical and photochemical stability. GQDs have the potential to replace semiconductor quantum dots due to their low toxicity, biocompatibility, low cost and chemical inertness, while having similar fluorescence properties. This makes GQDs highly competitive with their semiconductor quantum dot counterparts in areas like display technology, bio-imaging and nano-medicine. GOLeafe has developed a scalable process to produce GQDs from organic sources. Our material self-fluoresces in blue, red and green regions, making it ideal for use in display technologies.
Arsheen has a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering, and an MBA from Fuqua's School of Business at Duke University. She co-founded CNanoz, a company focused on developing water purification systems based on nanotechnology. CNanoz is currently doing business in India supplying carbon nano filters to schools, hotels and large water plants. At CNanoz, Arsheen developed an interest in Graphene that eventually led to the launch of GOLeafe. Arsheen is responsible for the development and commercialization of GOLeafe's technology, as well as strategic vision and execution. She was recently named to Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2019 for her graphene energy storage innovation.
GOLeafe has put themselves at the forefront of the graphene market, by solving the two biggest problems the market has - price and scalability. Their team of materials scientists and chemical engineers do this through a revolutionary patent-pending production method that uses solely organic input materials which eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and high-energy processing equipment, thus making it both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. A scale-up of their unique production method will allow for use of their graphene as a platform technology to commercialize various graphene-based products at competitive pricing to existing technologies. The GOLeafe team has not only developed a method of producing graphene at significantly lower cost than other methods, they also produce a number of graphene derivatives, including doped and reduced graphene oxide.