Elena Polyakova


G6 Materials Corp.

Dr. Elena Polyakova is a distinguished expert in graphene, advanced materials, and 3D printing technologies. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and holds a graduate degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology. Her academic background laid the foundation for her research and professional achievements in these fields.

During her postdoctoral research at Columbia University, Dr. Polyakova was among the pioneering scientists who demonstrated the experimental structure of graphene. Her tenure as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore in 2019 solidified her status as a leading figure in 2D materials.

Prestigious media outlets, including the BBC and Bloomberg, have recognized Dr. Polyakova's contributions. She has co-authored numerous papers with Nobel and Kavli Prize winners and members of the National Academy of Sciences, showcasing her extensive collaborative work with other preeminent professionals.

She co-founded the Graphene Supermarket in 2010, establishing it as the industry's leading supplier. The company serves a global clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies and top universities in over 100 countries. Dr. Polyakova has been instrumental in developing the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

Moreover, Dr. Polyakova co-founded G6 Materials Corp., where she was co-Chief Executive Officer from 2015-2018 and Chief Operating Officer from 2013-2018. Under her leadership, the company successfully developed innovative formulations for materials used in additive manufacturing, marking her as an expert in 3D printing.

Her vision and achievements extend across various sectors related to disruptive advanced technology. In acknowledgment of her substantial contributions to academia and industry, the University of Southern California honored Dr. Polyakova as a Distinguished Alumna in 2023.