Delivering Graphene Revolution
The Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation Hub was co-funded (total $6.5M) by the Australian Research Council as a partnership between universities and industry partners to enable the development of a sustainable graphene-based industry in Australia.
Graphene is a new 2-dimensional (2D) material that has many exceptional properties and has been recognised as the Material of the 21st Century. Translation of research to develop these materials and their applications from Academia to industry sectors must overcome several challenges:
- develop scalable, low-cost and sustainable graphene manufacturing process and graphene supply chain,
- develop and implement graphene quality control and international standards,
- provide scientific evidence of the safety of graphene-based materials in all forms and ensure these materials are not hazardous for humans, animals or plants and will not harm our environment
The Hub aims to address these challenges by bringing together a team of researchers and industry partners to work on developing new graphene products and technologies that are needed across broad industry sectors such as mining, oil, gas and energy, biomedical, advanced manufacturing, transport, construction, environmental, defence and space industries.