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In this video, Ric Kaner and Maher El-Kady discuss how graphene can revolutionize the automobile in "Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World". Told through 6 episodes, this series takes a look at inventions that gave humans the ability to fly, from Leonardo da Vinci's flying machines to modern commercial planes. Watch the full episode, which aired recently on PBS (US) and BBC4 (UK) [link here].

IMDB rating 8.2/10. 


Working with a successful CEO, Dr. Jack Kavanaugh, and Prof. Richard Kaner, we started Nanotech Energy in 2014 to revolutionize the energy storage market using graphene discoveries I developed during my graduate research at UCLA.

As the chief technology officer of the company, I am leading a team of scientists and engineers for developing more powerful batteries for the next generation of consumer electronics and electric cars. In addition, we successfully developed and mass-produced powerful supercapacitors, printed electronics, EMI shielding materials, conductive inks, and adhesives. The company has been successful with a capital valuation of USD 550 million and an operational factory in Northern California; products have already reached the market early this year.


To date, the company has raised a total of USD 94.9 million. The company plans to use the money to speed up its international expansion, which includes opening its EU headquarters in Amsterdam, building a new high-volume graphene battery factory in Reno, Nevada, and upgrading its existing graphene production site in Chico, California. Throughout this career, I created innovative solutions that are protected by an extensive global portfolio of 187 patent applications.

More information can be found at the company website at

Nanotech Energy Story
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We are actively developing the following products:
Nanotech Products

Nanotech Energy is moving cutting edge graphene research from the lab to the market

Graphene Batteries

Graphene batteries that can store more charge and are more powerful than traditional lithium ion batteries

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Cell Design

Graphene batteries can take different shapes and designs from flat pouch cells to cylindrical cells

Battery manufacture

Slot-die coating of graphene-based electrodes for next generation lithium ion batteries

Printed Electronics

Another area of interest is creating electronic devices by printing on a variety of substrates

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Conductive Epoxy

Two-part and one-part conductive adhesives that can be used as a replacement to high temperature soldering

EMI Shielding

Developing spray paints and devices that can protect electronics from electromagnetic interference

Graphene Products

Offer single-layer graphene and graphene oxide products 

Flexible Touchscreen

Silver nanowires with excellent optical & electrical properties for flexible displays, solar cells, bandages& sterile

Conductive Inks

Graphene and silver nanoparticle inks for screen, spray, flexographic, spin coating, and inkjet printing applications

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