Graphene Webcast: The Next Super Material for the Communications Industry?

Graphene: The New Super Material for the Communications Industry?

There has been a great deal of interest in Graphene.  Some would call it hype.  But with its flexibility and heat conduction properties, this atom-thin layer of carbon, which has been touted as the strongest material ever measured, has enormous product and market potential for the ICT industry. Because graphene is conductive at nano-scale layers, it can be used for lightweight, flexible yet durable display screens, electric circuits and solar cells. It is also currently being made into inks and 3D printable materials.  Imagine what this can mean for the design of communications devices, or circuitry, or batteries. Imagine the impact on wearables, the design and development of IoT sensors, or large scale retail store windows. Graphene holds a great deal of promise. Despite the potential graphene promises, it has taken longer than expected to transform research and development into commercialized product.

This webcast will explore both the tremendous potential harbored in those structured carbon atoms and the business reality.  The focus will be on the use of the material for the ICT industry.  We will also look at other use cases that may be the first steps on graphene’s path to commercial application. 

Date: August 24, 2016 11:00 am EDT



  • Dr. Stephen Hodge, Research Associate at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
  • Anthony Schiavo, Research Associate, Advanced Materials Team, Lux Research, Inc.
  • Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA (Moderator)

Please join us for what will be a fascinating conversation. And bring your questions!

Panelists are:
Dr. Stephen Hodge, Research Associate, Cambridge Graphene Centre
Anthony Shiavo, Research Associate, Advanced Materials Team, Lux Research, Inc.

Dr. Stephen Hodge
Research Associate, Cambridge Graphene Centre

Dr. Stephen Hodge is a Research Associate in the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group at the Cambridge Graphene Centre in the Electrical Engineering Division of the Engineering Department. He has particular interests in the chemistry and physics of nanomaterials including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and the many other two-dimensional analogues. His PhD at Imperial College London focussed on the electrochemical processing of these materials; within the Unversity of Cambridge, the current focus is on the scalable production of these enabling materials for mechanical, optical and electronic applications. Stephen currently holds a fellowship position at Murray Edwards college.
Anthony Schiavo
Research Associate, Advanced Materials Team 
Lux Research, Inc.

Anthony Schiavo is a Research Associate based in Lux Research’s Boston office. Anthony is a member of the Advanced Materials team, where he conducts research on technical and market trends in areas such as advanced ceramics, metamaterials, composites and coatings. Prior to joining Lux Research, Anthony received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, Anthony researched biomaterial composite and nanoparticle technology and ethics.