Graphenea at the MRS Spring Meeting 2015

The spring is starting with multiple chances for networking, the first of those being the traditional MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. This year, Graphenea participated in the meeting at two levels: Amaia Zurutuza, Graphenea’s Scientific Director gave a talk, and the company had a stand in the exhibit.

Graphenea contributed a talk to the symposium “Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes”, in particular to the session “Large Scale Production and Processing”. “Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes” was only one of 52 symposia held at this year’s meeting, which spanned all material science and engineering.

Amaia’s talk about “Challenges in Graphene Applications” was related to the research she has been conducting on the state of graphene production and the graphene market, part of which was published last October in Nature Nanotechnology. In the talk Amaia discussed specific factors that could accelerate or slow down the graphene market, including cost, production volumes, resistance by current technologies, health & safety, niche applications and intermediate materials.

At our booth we presented our product line, and discussed technology and business with new and old collaborators. The collaboration potential at this meeting was huge, with over 120 business participants at the exhibit and more than 5,000 attendees.

Photo: Amaia Zurutuza (center) and Business Director Iñigo Charola (right) discuss our product line with attendees at the MRS Spring Meeting.

Starting with just four symposia in 1984, the MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit has been held annually in San Francisco’s Moscone West convention hall and the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. MRS Spring Meetings are essential events for discovering and presenting the very latest developments in materials research and it is a must-visit for Graphenea’s scientific and business teams.