Workshop success!

This Year’s Annual Graphene Hub Workshop was conducted on 26 March 2021 with great success! Over 50 Graphene experts attended the event including representatives from research groups, industry and government representatives from around Australia, for knowledge-sharing, insights, discussions and networking.

The workshop included a plenary address from leading researcher, Prof Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh of UNSW, 6 Keynote presentations from Hub Chief Investigators and 15 oral presentations from the Hub’s PhD students and postdocs.

Presentations covered the breadth of research topics in the Hub including fundamental graphene research, energy storage applications, products and applications including sensors, biomedical, environmental remediation solutions, wearable antennas, membrane filters and radiation shielding.

The online workshop including a breakout session to allow networking in smaller groups that has already sparked several new collaborations between researchers and industry groups.

Presentation excellence

Prizes were awarded to the best presentations as voted by the Expert Panel and workshop Attendees. Congratulations to the winners:

Best Presentation (Popular vote): Hadi Rastin, University of Adelaide, “Electroconductive Mxene Nanocomposite Bioink”
Best Presentation (Expert Panel): Dr Tanesh Gamot, Monash University, ”High-quality supercapacitor materials from sustainable sources and steps towards scaled production”


This workshop was made possible by the excellent support of our sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: Ezzi Vision, Suppliers and distributors of the best quality vacuum pumps and vacuum related equipment,
Silver Sponsor: Sparc Technologies, ASX-listed company focused on the development of innovative graphene technology solutions.

Organising committee

Thanks to the amazing effort of the workshop’s organising committee who dedicated many hours and effort to making the event such a success: Hadi Rastin, Arash Mazinani, Le Yu and Jacqui McRae.

We look forward to bringing the team together for further networking and discussions in future events.