This talk will highlight some of our recent advancements in graphene-based product developments in areas including functional composites and coatings for aerospace, automotive and construction industries, wearable sensors, smart textiles and smart home integration. We will explore some of the key graphene markets and roadmaps to commercialisation.
Speaker Biography (Stephen Hodge)
Dr Stephen Hodge is Versarien's Head of Research, primarily responsible for overseeing all the company's graphene and other 2d materials research and development activities, including the company's participation in the recently announced Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester. He is based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre as an industrial visitor, helping foster the training of students in Graphene Technology and develop joint projects.
Dr Hodge was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge, Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology and bye-fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. He graduated from the University of Bath with a MChem in Chemistry and then obtained his PhD in Nanomaterials Chemistry at Imperial College London, before joining the Cambridge Graphene Centre in 2014. His research interests cover the large-scale development of nanomaterial-based dispersions, inks, coatings and functional 2d and 3d architectures for their incorporation into flexible electronics, sensor applications and energy storage/generation devices.
Company Profile (Versarien)
Versarien plc is an advanced engineering materials group. Leveraging proprietary technology, the Group creates innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries. Versarien's graphene subsidiaries include 2 dTech Ltd., which specialises in the supply, characterisation and early stage development of graphene products, Cambridge Graphene Ltd. which supplies novel inks based on graphene and related materials and ACC Cyroma Ltd, which specialises in the supply of vacuum-formed and injection-moulded products to the automotive, construction, utilities and retail industry sectors.