TechConnect Innovation Program

Mass Production of Pure a Few Layer Graphene Exfoliated Directly From Bulk Graphite

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This IP relates to few layer graphene materials with thickness less than 5nm, exfoliated directly from bulk graphite for Polymer Composite and Electrochemical Energy Storage Application. Our method of production offers significantly higher conductivity and lower structural disorder than that of reduced few layer graphene oxide produced by chemical reduction.

Primary Application Area: Energy Storage

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: UW’s proposed technology has applications in; conductive polymer composites, EMI/RFI shielding, rechargeable lithium ion batteries and supercapacitor power storage and fuel cells. Our production method offer substantial advantages of cost saving and simplicity over existing forms of grapheme production by chemical reduction.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 942

Website: www.uwaterloo.ca

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This technology was developed in University of Waterloo without any governmental funding from USA.

A Canadian NSERC I2I grant application is currently submited for fundind under review

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Venture Capital, Corporate Partner

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners