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Title: Graphene-based and Graphene-derived Materials, and their Properties
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Ruoff, Rodney
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2012
Event Date: 26-Mar-2012
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.8
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Co-sponsored by School of Engineering and School of Science.
Abstract: Graphene-based materials are promising because of their electronic and thermal transport, mechanical properties, high specific surface area, and that they can act as an atom thick layer, barrier, or membrane, among other reasons. Several research areas of Prof Ruoff's research group are: (i) Growth of ‘large area’ graphene on metal substrates, characterization and physical and chemical properties, and studies of devices having graphene as a central component; (ii) Generation, study, and use of graphene-based platelets (typically derived from graphite oxide, such as graphene oxide) including when such platelets are dispersed in liquids; and studies and uses of powders derived from such colloids or generated by microwave or thermal treatment of graphite oxide; (iii) Generation and study of new types of carbon derived from graphene-based precursors, such as “activated microwave expanded graphite oxide”, or ‘aMEGO’.
Prof Rodney Ruoff joined the University of Texas at Austin as a Cockrell Family Regents endowed chair in September 2007. He earned his PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1988, and was a Fulbright Fellow in 1988-89 at the Max Planck Institute fuer Stroemungsforschung in Goettingen, Germany. Prior to joining UT-Austin, he was the John Evans Professor of Nanoengineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University and director of NU’s Biologically Inspired Materials Institute from 2002-2007. He has co-authored 278 peer-reviewed publications devoted to chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biomedical science, is co-founder of Graphene Energy, Inc. and the founder of Graphene Materials, LLC. and Nanode, Inc. Prof Ruoff is on the editorial board of IEEE-Nano; Composites, Science, and Technology; Carbon; Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems; and is a Managing Editor and Editorial Board Member of NANO. He is a Distinguished Chair Visiting Professor at Sungkyukwan University’s Advanced Institute of NanoTechnology (SAINT).
Prof Ruoff’s research interests include, among others, synthesis, characterization, and properties of novel materials; issues related to energy and the environment (with a current focus on electrical energy storage); nanomanipulation and new tools for the biomedical sciences; and technology transition.
Duration: 78 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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