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Composites / Innovation / Collaboration

Graphene for foam and coating applications


Based at Technische Universität Dresden, Ali Shaygan Nia is a business developer for graphene-based coatings and composites for environmental applications such as air and water purification and anticorrosion coatings. Shaygan Nia has a PhD in polymer chemistry and more than six years’ experience developing graphene and 2D materials for composites and coatings. He also has experience on graphene-based product development and commercialisation by acting as application engineer at the Graphene Flagship's spin-off Sixonia Tech. Shaygan Nia now offers his thoughts on the current state of graphene in foam and coating applications.

By Rebecca Waters / 18 February 2021
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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 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
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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