Nano-engineered graphene-concrete composites for multifunctional applications
Date & Time

17 October 2019
18:00

Location

Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA
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Nano-engineered graphene-concrete composites for multifunctional applications

Date & Time

17 October 2019
18:00

Location

Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA
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Price

Free

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Professor Monica Craciun will present her research on graphene concrete composites at the University of Exeter.

Graphene, the material that you can find at the end of your pencil, has been hailed as a wonder material of the 21st century, capable of revolutionising the way our technology works, making it stronger, better and faster.

Graphene brings together many features that have never been seen before in a single substance. It is the strongest, thinnest, lightest, best electricity- and heat- conducting material ever discovered. These amazing characteristics are a consequence of its structure at the atomic level, consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms, arranged in a honeycomb fashion.

This talk will focus on the applications of graphene nanotechnology for the construction industry. In particular, how the addition of the graphene changes the way cement and water interact to make the concrete much stronger.

Speaker

Monica Craciun is Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Engineering Department at the University of Exeter. She has over 17 years of research expertise in the areas of advanced materials and is one of the world leading academics awarded by the UK government an EPSRC Engineering Fellowship for Growth aimed at maintaining UK’s leadership in advanced materials.

Monica's research is currently focused on the study of extremely thin materials with the aim to create new emerging and enabling technologies such as novel composite materials, electronic textiles, multifunctional smart coatings, and the next generation of highly efficient solar panels and lighting components.

Additional Attendee Information

Parking space is available on campus.

Sandwiches will be provided at 18:00.

To book a free place please contact David Bray (details below) or Boksun Kim ([email protected]).

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - David Bray