Exploring and improving graphene production for polymer materials

PhD defence, Friday, 14 December 2018. Emil Tveden Bjerglund.

2018.12.14 | Olivia Elsebeth Belling-Nami

Emil Tveden Bjerglund.

Intercalation, functionalisation and exfoliation of graphene. Illustration of three important methods for modification of graphite and graphene. Intercalation, functionalisation and exfoliation are central topics throughout this work.

During his PhD studies, Emil Tveden Bjerglund has developed methods for production of the carbon-based nanomaterial graphene. Due to the remarkable electrical conductivity and mechanical strength, graphene has been proposed as an additive in polymer materials in order to create high-performing composites. Electrochemical methods have been explored to increase the graphene production yield in existing procedures. Methods for attaching chemical functional handles on the graphene have been studied, to create a stronger bond between the graphene and the polymer material.

The new research findings contribute to the diversity of methods for efficient graphene production. It also makes the chemistry of graphene more versatile, allowing the material to be used in many new contexts.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 14 December at 13.15.
Place: Building 1534, room 125, Lecture Theatre F, Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: Electrochemical Methods for Production and Functionalisation of Graphene
Contact information: Emil Tveden Bjerglund, e-mail: emilbp@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 4032 9517
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Stephan Hofmann, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Associate Professor Kasper Nørgaard, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Frans Mulder (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Main supervisor: Professor Kim Daasbjerg, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Steen Uttrup Pedersen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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