From an article by AZOnano:
The 2010 Nobel Prize-winning, carbon-based material known as graphene will likely play a large role in our future, yet very few people outside the scientific community have heard of it.
Graphene is a two-dimensional layer of carbon that conducts electricity better than copper; it is the thinnest material on the planet but 200 times stronger than steel, while also highly flexible and completely transparent to the human eye. Innovators will gather in Nashville to share ideas and challenges related to the emerging technology for the first-ever Graphene Innovation Summit & Expo Oct. 29-31, hosted by the National Graphene Association (NGA).
The National Graphene Association is focused on creating a forum for stakeholders to drive innovation and facilitate adoption of graphene in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Vanderbilt University physicist and NGA executive director. “One of our biggest challenges today is a lack of graphene industry standards, and we will collaborate with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in developing those standards. Our objective is to help streamline the advancement of graphene applications in everyday products.”
Several organizations will be highlighting their innovations at the Summit, which will feature two days of plenary talks, panel discussions, graphene product and idea showcases, investor pitches and interaction with exhibitors. NGA’s CEO, Kevin J. Seddon, expects the event to attract a host of stakeholders, including leaders in research and development as well as finance, government and education, among others.