Agenda

DAY ONE: SCRUTINIZING THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHENE APPLICATIONS

8.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry, UCLA

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: APPLICATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION ROADMAP

9.00 Uncovering The Roadmap For Graphene Applications And Progress Towards Commercialization - When Are We Going To Get A Killer Application And What Are The Remaining Adoption Barriers?

  • Establishing the current status of applications to assess the business case for strategic investment  - What is actually possible today?
  • Recognizing the 'low hanging fruit applications' that will pull market demand - What applications are feasible with today's production techniques and when will we really see the first killer application?
  • Identifying roadblocks to adoption and competitiveness with other 2D nanomaterials in terms of material performance, cost and synthesis
  • Reviewing current supply chain capability for graphene production and advancements with processing techniques to enable scale up
  • Pinpointing opportunities for cross-industry partnerships and increased collaboration to speed advancement towards commercialization and a global integrated supply chain

Jani Kivioja, Research Leader, Nokia

Rodney Ruoff, Director, The Ruoff Group, UT Austin

9.45 Question & Answer Session

COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF GRAPHENE: QUALITY, COST, SIZE
WHAT CAN BE PRODUCED AT WHAT COST?

LARGE SCALE MATERIAL SUPPLY AND PRODUCTION

10.00 Analyzing The Commercial Availability Of Graphene Supply And Progress In Making Large Scale Material - What Is Available Now, And How Does This Impact The Viability Of Short And Long Term Applications?

  • Inspecting the specifications and supply of graphene available today in terms of size, cost and quality
  • Understanding the limitations of current CVD production techniques - What can be improved and how will this advance commercial availability?
  • Uncovering supply roadmaps and plans for production scale up - What are suppliers' projections over the next 5 years?
  • Investigating the bottlenecks for roll-to-roll fabrication of large-scale graphene sheets
  • Understanding how successfully companies are scaling up graphene materials to evaluate potential for mass fabrication of graphene based products

Kris Behler, Senior Material Scientist, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Seungmin Cho, Principal Research Engineer, Samsung Techwin

Dr. Qingkai Yu, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

10.40 Question & Answer Session

10.50 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

STANDARDIZATION AND QUALITY CONTROL

11.20 Understanding Plans And Current Progress Towards Establishing Standardization Of Graphene Materials

  • Assessing the quality of products currently being bought forward by suppliers - How do I know what I am getting is actually graphene?
  • Discussing the key barriers to standardization and how they are currently being addressed by government, suppliers and industry
  • How standardization of the production process can help streamline supply and increase batch-mixing availability - What are the possibilities for the different production methods in paste, powder or dispersion?
  • Revealing the vision, plans and collaborative efforts being pursued by the IEC and IEEE for material standardization
  • Assessing technical possibilities and methods for measuring CVD and exfoliated graphene

Mike Strano, Leader of Strano Research Group, MIT

11.50 Question & Answer Session

SHORT TO MID TERM APPLICATIONS
IDENTIFYING THE REMAINING ROADBLOCKS WITH THE MOST PROMISING IMMEDIATE APPLICATIONS

Showcasing The Latest R&D Advancements And Knowledge On The Capabilities Of Graphene Alongside Insights On Actual Industry Requirements And Views On Where The Most Viable Application Opportunities Lie

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

12.00 Examining Graphene's Competitiveness As A Replacement For ITO In Consumer Electronics - What Are The Remaining Barriers To Commercialization?

  • Revealing the commercialization progress of graphene in flexible electronics - what are they key barriers preventing the prototypes being turned into real world applications?
  • Evaluating graphene's electrical and optical properties as a replacement for ITO - What are the issues posed by sheet resistance?
  • Breaking down the pricing dynamics for indium worldwide and its impact on graphene's suitability as a replacement material
  • Detailing the sizes of sheet graphene available for scalable production and its impact on the commercial viability of this short term application
  • How can graphene be utilized as a replacement for, or compliment with, silver nanowires in electronic applications?

Facilitated by : Jianhua Yang, Principal Research Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Jani Kivioja, Research Leader, Nokia

Seungmin Cho, Principal Research Engineer, Samsung Techwin

12.30 Question & Answer Session

12.40 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS
MAPPING INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS AND THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN HARNESSING GRAPHENE'S PROPERTIES FOR ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS

BATTERIES

1.40 Analyzing The Extent To Which Graphene Can Be Utilized To Improve Energy Density In Batteries And The Purity Requirements For Use - Is This Application Economically Scalable?

  • Assessing results and demonstrated improvements in power and energy density from use of graphene across different types of high performance batteries
  • Examining the potential for graphene as a stable electrical conductor within a highly corrosive environment - How can this be applied to Lithium Ion batteries?
  • Investigating how graphene can be used as a substrate in silicon negative electrodes and the purity required for this use - What is the vision for commercialization and projected costs?
  • Exploring the potential for graphene to replace graphite as an additive in both anode and cathode materials

Xin Zhao, Materials Scientist, Jefferson Labs

2.10 Question and Answer Session

SUPERCAPACITORS

2.20 Revealing The Status Of Supercapacitor Applications And Their Potential For Boosting Energy Density - Is This Technology A Viable Replacement For Lithium Ion Batteries?

  • Weighing up the potential for super capacitors to present the next major breakthrough for graphene-based technology - Is this going to be the first commercially profitable application?
  • Quantifying the actual boost to energy density currently possible and cost projections
  • Reviewing the remaining technical hurdles to assess timelines for bringing prototypes to full scale production
  • What are the limitations and potential of rolling up the graphene into sheets - Does graphene truly lose properties necessary for devices requiring flat sheets?

Rodney Ruoff, Director, The Ruoff Group, UT Austin

Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry, UCLA

2.50 Question and Answer Session

3.00 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Showcase

TRANSISTORS

3.30Assessing Strategies And Progress Towards Using Graphene In High Frequency Transistors and Integrated Circuits

  • Detailing the potential of fabricating graphene transistors at a wafer scale

  • Assessing development in the improvement of graphene's high frequency Transistor performance- How successful are the current strategies?
  • Investigating alternative applications external to the bandgap issue in mixers and non-linear elements of RF functions- What is the viability of this technology?
  • 
Investigating graphene's unique mobility properties can be appropriated for building transistors and ICs for high-temperature applications

Alberto Valdes Garcia, Manager RF Circuits and Systems, IBM

4.00 Question & Answer Session

STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

4.10 Detailing Advantages And Current Limitations To Use Of Graphene For Structural Applications: What Are The Timelines And Projected Roadmaps For Commercialization?

  • Insights into the performance of graphene's properties and opportunities presented for structural applications - What benefits can graphene provide over other materials?
  • Examining the opportunity to utilize graphene for lightweighting of structures, costs and technical hurdles for scalable use
  • Assessing the feasibility of capitalizing on graphene's electrical conductivity as an alternative material to dissipate energy after lightning strikes
  • Exploring the difference between graphene nano platelets and real single layer graphene as a reinforcement particle  - What are the projected performance benefits?
  • Scrutinizing the quality cost trade off for using graphene as a stiffening agent - What are the necessary purity qualities for different functions?
  • Understanding lessons that can be learnt from carbon nanotubes for use of graphene in structural applications

Dr. Sandi Miller, Chemical Engineer, NASA

Tim McDonald, Chief Scientist, Electro Magnetic Applications

4.40 Question & Answer Session

THERMAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS

4.50Examining The Thermal Conductivity Properties Of Graphene And Its Applications: How Does Graphene's Performance Compare As A Heat Spreader?

  • Scrutinizing the thermal conductivity compared to existing solutions - What is the cost-benefit trade off for graphene as a heat spreader?
  • Exploring what is the limit for the conductivity of graphene films - Can you maintain high conductivity when depositing by spraying?
  • Comparing graphene's conductive properties against that of diamond as a cheaper coating - What are the commercial savings possible?
  • Assessing the combination of graphene's high thermal conductivity with its insulator properties - What are the low hanging fruit applications?
  • Probing the use of graphene's thermal properties in compact thermal management systems - What are the potential cost savings over heat tubes?

Pradyumna Goli, Research Associate, A.A. Balandin Nano-Device Laboratory UC Riverside

5.20 Question & Answer Session

5.30 Chair's Closing Remarks

5.40 - 6.40 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area

DAY TWO: ILLUMINATING PROCESSING ADVANCEMENTS AND REMAINING HURDLES TOWARDS REALIZING POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

8.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Group leader, Nano-Functional Materials Group, University of Manchester

KEYNOTE: INTEGRATION WITH OTHER MATERIALS

9.00 Integrating Graphene With Composites To Enable Enhanced Properties And Functionality: Assessing The Latest Breakthroughs And Results

  • Understanding how graphene behaves when functionalized with composites - What do the properties look like? Is a benefit provided or are different properties produced? How stable is the material?
  • Is it possible to incorporate conductive paths without increasing cost and weight?
  • Exploring how successfully properties can be imparted when graphene is combined with polymers compared to carbon nanotubes including: Electrical and thermal conductivity; Mechanical properties; Barrier properties; Reduction in flammability.
  • Reviewing work on making carbon fibers with pre cursors containing graphene nano composite vapours to improve the mechanical properties of polymer composites
  • Evaluating the potential to layer sheets of graphene with composites to create positive and negative charges that move between the sheets - How could this capability be translated into applications from batteries to solar panels?
  • Assessing market requirements and the supply roadmap for availability of pre-mixed batches of graphene to allow direct fabrication from these new materials

Mike Strano, Leader of Strano Research Group, MIT

9.40 Question & Answer Session

PROCESSING AND PRODUCTION METHODS ASSESSING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND REMAINING TECHNICAL HURDLES FOR PRODUCTION OF LARGE AREA HIGH QUALITY GRAPHENE SCALABLE SUBSTRATE TRANSFER METHODS - DISCUSSION PANEL

9.50 Detailing The Effectiveness Of Existing Techniques For Substrate Transferal - What Are The Impacts On Device Performance And Manufacturing Scalability?

  • Investigating current techniques and the current barriers to adoption are - How can we overcome problems with CVD transfer?
  • Examining the upscaling in current transfer methods - Is there need for investment in new techniques for industrial scale production?
  • Assessing current supply, and industry projections for roll-to-roll production - What are the companies involved and what is the time scale for increased scalable production?
  • Investigating the limitations on mobility when a substrate is transferred onto graphene - How close to the intrinsic mobility can we achieve with current techniques?

Facilitated by : Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghava,Group leader, Nano-Functional Materials Group,University of Manchester

Seungmin Cho, Principal Research Engineer, Samsung Techwin

10.10 Question & Answer Session

10.20 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

ALTERNATIVES TO CVD

10.50 Evaluating The Alternative Methods Of Producing Large Scale Low Defect Graphene - What Are The Most Cost Effective And Scalable Processes?

  • Studying the advancement in techniques to grow graphene directly on to their desired substrates rather than copper foil - What are the bottlenecks and how are they being tackled?
  • Examining the opportunities within chemically exfoliated graphene - When will the process become scalable and what are the applications that can stem from this?
  • Discussing the cost realities of silicon carbide - How does it compare to roll-to-roll CVD processes?
  • Exploring the use of silicon carbide sublimation to produce graphene on a wide bandgap insulator - What are the demonstrable performance benefits compared to current CVD techniques, and is it scalable?

Walter de Heer, Regents Professor, Leader, Epitaxial Graphene Laboratory, Georgia Tech

11.20 Question & Answer Session

PLATELET PRODUCTION

11.30 Assessing the scalability of Graphene production through exfoliation and non-destructive testing of the graphene based products to achieve production quality

  • Benchmarking perspectives on the viability of large scale manufacturing of graphene platelets - How close is product commercialization?
  • Scrutinizing the defect density and mechanical properties of graphene to advise the rational design of composites
  • Scrutinizing non-destructive method for graphene products quality control - How will this insure the required production quality of graphene production?
  • Identifying the low-end applications that could benefit from advances in pristine defect free graphene as well as defective graphene - How could defect engineering of graphene lead to new products and applications?

Ardavan Zandiatashbar, Application Scientist, Park Systems Inc.

12.00 Question & Answer Session

DEMONSTRATING APPLICATIONS
EVALUATING ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING GRAPHENE PER APPLICATION TO ESTABLISH COMPETITIVENESS AGAINST OTHER MATERIALS SENSORS

12.10 Revealing The Performance Of Graphene As A Sensor -What Is The Timeline For Commercialization And How Significant Are The Challenges Posed By Contamination?

  • What are the current demonstrable properties and capabilities of graphene for applications in the optical, THz and RF domains?
  • Investigating what are the key bottlenecks experienced with current technology and progress in overcoming these issues
  • Investigating the current markets for applications - What are the viable products possible and what steps are necessary to bringing them closer to reality?
  • Investigating the consequences for applications when graphene is put under pressure - How does this affect graphene's competitiveness as a nanomaterial in sensor applications?

Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Group leader, Nano-Functional Materials Group, University of Manchester

12.40 Question & Answer Session

12.50 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

OPTICAL ELECTRONICS

1.50 Examining The Current Feasibility Of Optical Applications And Methods Of Production - What Is The State-Of-The-Art And Where Do The Opportunities Lie?

  • What are the current demonstrable properties and capabilities of graphene for applications in the optical, THz and RF domains?
  • Investigating what are the key bottlenecks experienced with current technology and progress in overcoming these issues
  • Investigating the current markets for applications - What are the viable products possible and what steps are necessary to bringing them closer to reality?
  • Investigating what are the key bottlenecks experienced with industrial methods of production and progress in overcoming these issues
  • Understanding of how business models will need to evolve to integrate future developments in production techniques - What is the projected vision for taking a step forward towards mass production?

Alberto Valdes Garcia, Manager RF Circuits and Systems, IBM

Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Group leader, Nano-Functional Materials Group, University of Manchester

Ming Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside

2.20 Question & Answer Session

PHOTOVOLTAICS

2.30 Assessing The Potential For Super Thin Graphene As A Transparent Electrode For Use In Solar Cells - What Are The Implications For The Development Of Solar Cell Applications?

  • Examining the role of graphene in the silicon solar cell - What is the potential for developments in photovoltaics and how is it an improvement on current models?
  • Evaluating the use of CVD transferred Graphene and reduced graphene oxides as anodes for the demonstration of an all carbon solar cell
  • Considering the use of earth abundant carbon allotropes including graphene and their unique physical, chemical, and electronic properties for energy applications
  • Assessing the potential of using graphene as a low-cost alternative material for next-generation energy applications to forecast applicational development

Michael Vosgueritchian,Researcher, Zhenan Bao Group, Stanford University

3.00 Question & Answer Session

3.10 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

GRAPHENE FILTERS

3.40 Revealing  Permeation Properties of Graphene-based materials For Filtration And Purification Systems And The Markets For This Application - Could Graphene Be Used to Make The Perfect Filter?

  • What are the properties of graphene-based materials that make them so suitable for filtration?
  • Evaluating graphene/graphene oxide's role as the perfect "perfect water filter"
  • How to process graphene-based flakes into large scale permeation membranes/filters?
  • Examining the real world applications of these properties, including the effective filtration of water from aviation engines and preventing engine failure and Desalination
  • Scrutinizing the potential for use in oil and gas applications for Oil/water separationand Natural gas purification - What are the adoption barriers to commercial production roll out?

Miao Yu, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina

4.10 Question & Answer Session

HEALTH AND SAFETY

4.20 Understanding The Health And Safety Implications Of Potential Graphene Products - What Is The Release And Exposure Risk?

  • Examining the potential health risks associated with each graphene production technique - What are the potential risks and how can we mitigate them?
  • Understanding the abrasion possibilities of composites and how material integration will impact safety and regulation work
  • Revisiting safety trials of previous 2D nano technologies - What lessons are applicable and where is there room for improvement?
  • Investigating what effect could future regulation have on the commercial viability of different graphene applications
  • Examining the relative carbon footprint impacts of graphene production techniques and how regulation impacts that will follow

Kris Behler, Senior Material Scientist, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Group leader, Nano-Functional Materials Group, University of Manchester

4.50 Question & Answer Section

5.00 Chair's Closing Statement

5.10 End of Summit

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