Global Graphene Group Co-Founder Named As National Graphene Association Newest Advisory Board Member
NASHVILLE, TN – The National Graphene Association (NGA), the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene, announces Global Graphene Group (G3) as the newest member of the NGA Industry Council and the addition of G3’s Co-Founder, Dr. Aruna Zhamu, joining the NGA Advisory Board.
NGA’s Industry Council is an exclusive, invitation-only membership category, available to a select group of influential graphene companies positioned to assume the leading role in the development of the global graphene market and advancing the commercialization of graphene.
G3’s Dr. Aruna Zhamu will join the National Graphene Association’s Advisory Board. Dr. Zhamu is recognized as the inventor of the world’s first graphene production process and serves as the Vice President of New Product / Process Development for G3. Aruna is also the President of Honeycomb Battery Company, one of G3’s subsidiaries. She is one of only a handful of female scientists to hold over 150 U.S. patents. Dr. Zhamu joins Dr. Bor Jang, co-founder and chief executive officer of G3, on the NGA Advisory Council.
G3 is the market leader in the graphene industry, holding over 400 US patents and applications. It is the first company to mass produce single-layer graphene and graphene oxide, graphene-enabled Si anode materials (the highest-capacity materials for Li-ion batteries), and graphene-based heat spreaders. G3, in partnership with its Angstron Energy Company, received a R&D 100 award for the development of their graphene composite anode (GCA) technology in 2018.
“We fully support the work the National Graphene Association does to promote the commercialization of graphene,” says Dr. Zhamu. “I look forward to working with the NGA’s Advisory Board.”
“At G3, we are committed to aggressively expanding our manufacturing and technology to bring graphene-based solutions to market,” says Dr. Zhamu.
NGA Executive Director, Zina Jarrahi Cinker, says, “We are delighted to have G3 join our elite Industry Council and Dr. Zhamu to join the NGA Advisory Board. Together, we look forward to advancing the graphene industry beyond its current state and facilitating the integration of graphene in key markets.”
About Global Graphene Group (G3) G3, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is the holding company for five subsidiaries: Nanotek Instruments is the Intellectual Property arm of G3 with more than 160 issued U.S. patents. Taiwan Graphene Company is the largest volume producer of graphene globally. It is focused on high volume production of graphene raw materials, enhanced thermal interface materials (films, pastes, inks), and nanocomposite products (both thermoplastics and thermosets). Honeycomb Battery is focused on commercializing next generation lithium ion battery electrodes, batteries enhanced with graphene, and improved battery manufacturing processes. Angstron Materials is the R&D and product application company. Angstron Energy Company produces graphene-wrapped nano silicon particles to improve anode stability, prelithiation to reduce capacity loss, significant cost reduction in cost of goods, and an operational pilot line with 50 TPA capacity in the US.
About the National Graphene Association The National Graphene Association (NGA) is the primary organization and body in the United States advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene and addressing critical issues such as standards and policy development. Dubbed the “wonder material of 21st century,” graphene is the thinnest and strongest material ever discovered. Graphene is one atomic layer of carbon — transparent, flexible, and an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. NGA convenes current and future graphene stakeholders from graphene companies, research bodies, suppliers, developers, investors, venture capitalist and government agencies to drive innovation and expedite the commercialization of graphene technologies globally. Founded in 2016 by Dr. Ed Meek, the National Graphene Association is headquartered in Oxford, Mississippi, USA.