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We are a leading graphene company that manufacture, produce and supply graphene for industrial and research needs. We have developed a synthesis and transfer process to obtain high uniformity monolayer graphene films on any substrate.


    • Jesus De la Fuente

      CEO Graphenea

      j.delafuente@graphenea.com

      Jesus de la Fuente founded Graphenea in 2010 and is the company CEO. Before founding Graphenea, Mr. de la Fuente was Manager in Arthur Andersen, Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers in the advisory professional services and Managing Director in an industrial materials distribution private company. He holds an Engineering B.S. cum laude from Deusto University and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.

    • Amaia Zurutuza

      Scientific Director

      a.zurutuza@graphenea.com

      Amaia Zurutuza obtained her PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (UK) in 2002. During her PhD she worked in the research of novel polymers for biomedical applications. After completing her PhD she did two post-doctoral fellowships working within two European projects in the field of molecularly imprinted polymers. At the beginning of 2004, she joined Controlled Therapeutics Scotland Ltd. (UK) where she was a Senior Polymer Scientist working in the R&D of new controlled drug delivery systems. Her research contribution in Controlled Therapeutics lead to the publication of 3 patents in novel biodegradable and biostable polymers for controlling drug delivery. In April 2010 she joined Graphenea as the Scientific Director.

    • Iñigo Charola

      Business Development Director

      i.charola@graphenea.com

      Iñigo Charola joined Graphenea as Business Development Director in September 2013. He has an extensive experience in industrial related products at marketing and sales positions. 15 years ago he started his career at ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in security products, then as Sales and Marketing Director at an industrial processes private company. Before joining Graphenea he is been working in the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry as a Sales Director. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Wales, a Master in Marketing and Sales Management from ESIC Business & Marketing School and an Executive MBA from Deusto Business School.

    • Jose M. Pitarke

      Board Member

      Prof. Pitarke studied Physics at the University of the Basque Country, where he received his PhD degree (with distinction) in 1990 studying some aspects of tunneling spectroscopy and electron and photon emission in solids. After a postdoctoral stay at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) in the group of Rufus Ritchie, he obtained, in 1993, a permanent position at the University of the Basque Country, where he has been full professor of Condensed Matter Physics since 2000. Prof. Pitarke is By-Fellow of the Churchill College of the University of Cambridge since 2005. He is also the Director of the Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center nanoGUNE since its creation in 2006.

  • Tomás Palacios

    Scientific Advisor

    Prof. Palacios studied Telecommunication Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and received his PhD from the University of California – Santa Barbara in 2006. Since then he leads the Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices Group at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories of MIT. Prof. Palacios has been leading the development of new applications for graphene-based materials. In 2010, he founded the MIT Center for Graphene Devices and Systems, with the goal to coordinate the graphene work at MIT. He is also the co-founder of the IEEE MTT Nanotechnology Committee and the MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer on graphene nanotechnology. Prof. Palacios’ work has been recognized with several awards including the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the 2010 Young Scientist Award of the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS).

  • Luis Hueso

    Scientific Advisor

    Luis Hueso received a PhD in Physics for the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2002. Subsequently he moved to the University of Cambridge (UK) as a Marie Curie Fellow. After his tenure in Cambridge he obtained another postdoctoral position at the Italian National Research Council in the nascent field of spintronics with organic materials. In 2007, Luis Hueso obtained a permanent teaching and research position at the University of Leeds (UK). Since late 2008 he is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and leader of the Nanodevices group at CIC nanoGUNE. Luis Hueso has published more than 50 article along his research career, some of them is journals as prestigious as Nature, Nature Physics or Nature Materials.

  • Manish Chhowalla

    Scientific Advisor

    Manish is a Professor and the Donald H Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University (NJ, USA). He is also the Director of the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy Program at Rutgers. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1998 where he stayed on to do a postdoc until 2000 when he was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In January of 2003, he joined Rutgers as an Assistant Professor. He moved to Imperial College London for one year between 2009 and 2010 before returning to Rutgers. He currently holds a Visiting Professorship at Imperial. He has won the US National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award. His research interests are in large area electronics from solution processable materials.

  • Alexander A. Balandin

    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Alexander A. Balandin is the University of California Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center at the University of California – Riverside. He received his diploma Summa Cum Laude in Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA in 1997. His research interests are in the area of advanced materials and devices for electronic and energy applications. Professor Balandin is recognized for his pioneering work on phononics and phonon engineering, and for the discovery of unique heat conduction properties of graphene. He is a recipient of the MRS Medal for 2013 and IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology for 2011. His other honors include NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award and Merrill Lynch Innovation Award. He is an elected Fellow of APS, MRS, IEEE, SPIE, OSA, IOP and AAAS.

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