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Khalifa University’s RIC2D and Graphene Composites Forge Collaborative Partnership to Advance Graphene-Based Technologies

July 28, 2023


Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced that its  Research & Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC2D) has entered into a collaborative partnership with Graphene Composites (GC), a pioneering nanomaterials engineering and advanced materials innovation company.


This collaboration marks a significant step towards advancing the scientific development and commercial deployment of cutting-edge graphene-based technologies, shaping the future of materials engineering, identifying opportunities and collaborating on projects that leverage the unique properties of graphene. The two partners will combine their expertise, resources, and research capabilities to accelerate the development and commercialization of graphene-based technologies. They will also assess the viability and feasibility of joint implementation, leading to the creation of innovative solutions that address key challenges across multiple industries.


“We are excited to join forces with RIC2D to unlock the tremendous potential of graphene and other advanced materials,” said Sandy Chen, CEO at GC. “This partnership represents a significant milestone in our commitment to developing breakthrough nanomaterials and engineering technologies that can be applied to revolutionize many industries.”


Dr. Hassan Arafat, Senior Director, RIC2D, expressed equal enthusiasm, stating, “Our collaboration with GC signifies a strategic alliance focused on harnessing the immense capabilities of graphene composites. By combining our research strengths, we aim to accelerate the adoption of graphene-based technologies and contribute to the growth of Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy and industrialization initiatives.”


Fahad Mohamed Rashed Alabsi, Director, Commercialization, RIC-2D Research Center, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Graphene Composites (GC) to revolutionize material science, enhancing product performance across industries. By integrating graphene’s exceptional properties, we are driving innovation with unmatched strength, conductivity, and thermal capabilities. Together, we are shaping the future of advanced materials and delivering impactful solutions.”


This partnership represents a critical step towards realizing the full potential of graphene composites and their transformative impact on industries ranging from defense to healthcare, energy, and beyond. RIC2D and GC will not only foster groundbreaking advancements but also aim to position Abu Dhabi as a global leader in the field of nanomaterials engineering and advanced materials innovation.


Part of a strategic investment by the Government of Abu Dhabi, RIC2D is dedicated to driving the progress of graphene and other 2D materials. RIC2D is aiming to catalyze and play a pivotal role in fostering the scientific development and commercialization of technologies derived from graphene and other enhanced 2D materials. With its exceptional strength, flexibility, and conductivity, graphene holds immense potential to revolutionize a broad range of consumer and industrial applications.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
28 July 2023