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Green ferns, graphene composites can contribute to a greener future
Sustainability / Composites / Our project

Composites for a greener future


Ali Shaygan Nia, Business Developer at the Graphene Flagship, sets out his vision for graphene-enabled composites.

By Graphene Flagship / 22 December 2020
Graphene for Composites Applications
Innovation / Composites / Industry

Graphene for Composites Applications


Nathan Feddy is the business developer for composites applications for the Graphene Flagship. Feddy gained key experience in the financial and nanotechnology consultancy sectors prior to joining the team at The University of Manchester’s state-of-the-art Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC). He has worked with several high-profile companies to incorporate graphene into their composite materials/products, to provide multi-faceted performance improvements and additional enhancements. Feddy now offers his thoughts on the current state of of graphene in composites applications.

By Rebecca Waters / 30 January 2020
Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real pollutants.
Composites / Sustainability / Industry

Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution


Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real pollutants.

By Tom Foley / 03 December 2019
​Gloria Guidetti first worked as part of the Graphene Flagship as a PhD student at the University of Bologna, Italy. Since then she has taken a job as a Development Engineer at Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, where she helped the company join the Graphene Flagship as an associate member.
Collaboration / Industry / Composites

Spotlight: Gloria Guidetti


​Gloria Guidetti first worked as part of the Graphene Flagship as a PhD student at the University of Bologna, Italy. Since then she has taken a job as a Development Engineer at Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, where she helped the company join the Graphene Flagship as an associate member.

By Graphene Flagship / 22 October 2019
Collaboration / Composites / Innovation

Graphene’s Raw Potential in Composites


Graphene composites could reduce reliance on critical raw materials for automotive, aerospace, and energy applications, as highlighted at a workshop co-hosted by EIT Raw Materials, Hub Innovation Trentino and the Graphene Flagship in Trento, Italy.

By Sophia Lloyd / 22 November 2017
Composites / Research / Materials

Tough stuff: Spider silk enhanced with graphene-based materials


Natural spider silk has excellent mechanical properties. Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have found a way to boost the strength of spider’s silk using graphene-based materials, paving the way for a novel class of high-performance bionic composites.

By Sophia Lloyd / 13 September 2017
Composites / Collaboration / Research

Fermented Foams: Graphene Composite Foams using Beer Yeasts


Inspired by natural foams, researchers have developed graphene-containing composite foams by fermenting with yeast. The process gives the multifunctional composites unusual electrical and mechanical properties.

By Sophia Lloyd / 01 June 2017
Research / Materials / Composites

Hybrid Heterostructures with Programmable Potentials


In a novel controllable chemical method, Flagship researchers have created hybrid nanomaterials that can be tailored to have programmable electronic and optical properties - ideal for designing new types of electronics with new functionalities.

By Sophia Lloyd / 26 April 2017
Innovation / Composites / Research

Scalable 100% yield production of conductive graphene inks


Conductive inks based on graphene and layered materials are key for low-cost manufacturing of flexible electronics, novel energy solutions, composites and coatings. A new method for liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite paves the way for scalable production.

By Sophia Lloyd / 21 February 2017
Exhibition / Industry / Composites

Graphene Flagship Engages with Industry at Composites Europe


The Graphene Flagship’s exhibition stand at Composites Europe showcased several different prototypes of graphene technologies. Alongside Graphene Connect, this exhibition was a great opportunity for the Graphene Flagship to promote engagement from industry all along the value chain.

By Sophia Lloyd / 07 December 2016