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BruinTech Monthly Brown Bag: Search for the Super Battery

January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for our first Brown Bag of 2018!

Meet Maher El-Kady, Postdoctoral Research Associate from UCLA’s Kaner Lab and Chief Technology Officer of Nanotech Energy. He will discuss a smart city utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to produce electricity, an energy that is stored in batteries or hydrogen to run eco-friendly cars, consumer electronics, etc.

Imagine a world where you could charge your smart phone in just few minutes. Same goes for laptops, power tools, medical devices, even electric cars. Then imagine that instead of traditional batteries that run out of juice very quickly, you used long-lasting energy storage systems that can last three times longer on a single charge. That is just a snapshot of a world charged by Graphene Super battery. In this talk, I will highlight our activities at Nanotech Energy, Inc., in turning graphene and other nanomaterials research into safer, durable and more powerful batteries. I will also talk about our most recent discovery of a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars. This 3-in-1 device paves the way for fabricating technologically useful multifunctional devices that need only sun light to operate. The results are very promising and can be considered an important step towards more sustainable development.

About Nanotech Energy

Nanotech Energy, Inc., was formed in 2014 to move cutting-edge research on graphene-based energy storage devices developed at UCLA to the marketplace. Graphene has been hailed as the wonder material of the 21st Century, and Nanotech Energy is harnessing its properties to revolutionize the way we power our world. The technology Nanotech Energy is developing will create real-world benefits, from helping develop more cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly personal electronic devices to creating a more efficient way to harness renewable energy. Nanotech Energy owns more than 27 patent families covering all aspects from graphene production to applications in batteries, supercapacitors, printed electronics, and conductive adhesives. Prototypes have already been created and an operational factory is in development.

This is a Brown Bag, so please feel free to bring your lunch.

And your questions!


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