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Rutgers Licenses Chhowalla's Low-Cost, High-Quality Graphene Production Method

Rutgers University has licensed a technology that allows for the mass production of high-quality graphene at a reduced cost to Everpower International Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Everpower”).

Invented by a team led by Manish Chhowalla, professor of materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the method uses microwaves to produce high-quality graphene from graphene oxide, and has the potential to generate large quantities of it at low cost. Chhowalla is a leading expert in the field of graphene research and has been developing graphene manufacturing technologies for more than a decade.

Graphene is a nano-material with remarkable thermal conductivity, electric conductivity and mechanical strength. As a result, graphene has the potential to be used in enormous industrial applications, including semiconductor, battery and composite materials, providing the basis for improving many traditional industries by replacing less efficient materials.

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) has supported Chhowalla's research as well as Jieun Yang, REI post-doctoral associate. Read more.

Distinguished Professor Riman Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Richard E. Riman, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

The Academy announced its 2016 Fellows on December 13.  The Academy's fellows include more than 94 presidents and senior leaders of research universities, as well as 28 Nobel Laureates.

“Professor Riman’s research in materials science has resulted in two promising start-up companies and has real potential for positively impacting the concrete and ceramics industries,” said Christopher J. Molloy, senior vice president for research and economic development at Rutgers. “Forward-thinking science like this is important for economic future and we are pleased that Professor Riman is receiving such a prestigious national recognition.” Read more.

Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award Presented to Prof. Laura Fabris

Dr. Fabris, associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and a REI member, was recently awarded the Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, for her outstanding contributions to her field, for her excellence in teaching and mentoring her students, and for her service within the university and her profession.  Read more

"America Converges Here" features REI intern Jacob Kupferberg

Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) undergraduate summer intern Jacob Kupferberg is featured prominently in RU’s “America Converges Here” video for his work in the Chhowalla Nano-materials & Devices Group. 

 

Jacob Kupferbergy was awarded a REI summer internship in 2016 for his project titled: MoS2 Cocatalyst on reduced Grapene Oxide Fibers for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction.  

“REI has been a major education and research catalyst for activities in my group… This has led to transformational breakthroughs.”  said Dr. Manish Chhowalla, Professor, Associate Department Chair, of Materials Science and Engineering. 

To learn more about the Nano-materials & Devices Group research on graphene-based thin film electronic devices, click here.

 

Professor Manish Chhowalla is elected to class of 2017 MRS Fellows

Dr. Manish Chhowalla,  Professor (& Director of “Nanotechnology for Clean Energy” NSF IGERT Program), Materials Science and Engineering, and REI member, has been elected to the class of 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellows. According to MRS: "The title of MRS Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS regular membership. Thus, the distinction is highly selective. We are fortunate to have received a large number of excellent nominations each year, which always makes the work of the selection committee extraordinarily demanding, but reflects very positively on the Fellow program, as well as on MRS."