Khalifa University’s RIC2D and Graphmatech Sign MoU to Collaborate in Advanced Graphene-Engineered Materials and Manufacturing Processes

13 Sep 2023

Graphmatech to Offer its Technology, Products, and Services to UAE’s Energy and High Precision Industries.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s Research and Innovation Center for Graphene and 2D Materials (RIC2D) and Graphmatech AB, a leading company in the development of graphene-enhanced materials, today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), establishing a strategic framework for cooperation in advanced graphene-engineered materials and manufacturing processes.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Hassan Arafat, Senior Director, RIC2D, and Dr. Mamoun Taher, CEO and Founder of Graphmatech. The MoU aligns with and supports the UAE leadership’s vision towards achieving net-zero targets and diversifying the economy, while facilitating Graphmatech to offer its technology, products, and services to industries in the UAE, particularly in the energy and high-precision domains.

A spin-off from Sweden’s Uppsala University, Graphmatech’s unique technology platform to engineer materials with graphene offers a unique and strong value proposition across multiple industrial sectors. Graphmatech develops novel graphene-based nanocomposite materials and products, and focuses on three main business areas – metal-graphene composites and coated powders, polymer-graphene composites and additives for energy storage.

“The cooperation with RIC2D is strategically vital for Graphmatech, unlocking boundless opportunities to offer our products and services across sectors in the UAE and beyond,” expressed Dr. Mamoun Taher, CEO and Founder of Graphmatech. “We are thrilled to cooperate and support the UAE’s visionary leadership in attaining net-zero emissions and a diversified economy. Through advanced graphene materials technology, we aim to leave an indelible mark on this transformative journey, shaping a better and brighter future together.”

Dr. Arafat said: “Through the signing of this MoU, RIC2D and Graphmatech are forging a strategic alliance that paves the way to playing a critical role in meeting the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of advanced materials’ science, using graphene-based solutions to shape a sustainable and transformative future for industries, research and society at large.”