Brown University School of Engineering

IMNI Seminar - Dr. Nikhil Koratkar/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us for an IMNI seminar with guest speaker Dr. Nikhil Koratkar from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Title: Graphene Based Composites and Energy Storage Devices Graphene is a single-atom-thick sheet of sp2 hybridized carbon atoms. Recent advances in the production of bulk quantities of exfoliated graphene sheets from graphite have enabled the fabrication of novel macroscopic structures comprised of graphene building blocks. In the first part of the talk Dr. Koratkar will describe the processes used to synthesize bulk quantities of exfoliated graphene sheets from graphite and the techniques used to disperse them in polymer based matrices. In the second part of his talk, Dr. Koratkar will discuss energy storage applications of macroscopic graphene structures. Sponsored by IMNI/Brown Host: Robert Hurt