Graphenea is proud to announce that Professor Alexander Balandin has joined our company as a Scientific Advisor. Prof. Balandin's scientific expertise will enhance our existing materials as well as help develop new advanced graphene materials. Prof. Balandin's engagement will particularly focus on the development of high thermal conductivity materials using graphene. High thermal conductivity materials are widely used as heat sinks, with applications in microprocessor cooling, light-emitting diode lamps, and soldering, among others. Graphene has repeatedly proven to be an excellent heat conductor.
Prof. Balandin is leader of the Nano-Device Laboratory at the University of California Riverside (UCR). He is a Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center. 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.