ARC Research Hub for Graphene
Enabled Industry Transformation
The Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation Hub is co-funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and supports the commercialisation of graphene research in a partnership of 4 Universities and industry partners.
The Hub provides leading knowledge, research and development capabilities and critical services to assist industry commercialise graphene research.
|Our work impacts Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Agribusiness, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, Mining Equipment, and Medical Technologies. The Hub objectives are aligned with the Australian Government's Science and Research Priorities and the priorities of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program and respective Industry Growth Centres (IGC).|
To be a world-leader in the translation and commercialisation of graphene research and developments delivering research discoveries, innovative technologies, new products and devices to impact Industry transformation and drive growth across broad industries to improve our life and contribute to our society.
- To consistently deliver knowledge and innovations to our partners to achieve graphene enabled commercialisation of new products, devices and technologies for their business growth and development.
- Create new technologies and businesses to promote industry transformation using from graphene and 2 dimensional (2D) materials
- Provide clear focal points to exploit graphene based advantages for Australia’s mining and manufacturing industries from Australia’s abundance of graphite resources
History and funding
|The ARC Graphene Hub led by the University of Adelaide, is co-funded by ARC ($2.6M), 4 Universities ($0.75M) and 5 founding industry partners ($2.3M). There is also a growing number of "associate" industry partners involved in our graphene research under different investment programs.||The Graphene Hub was established under the leadership of Professor Dusan Losic at the School of Chemical Engineering. He commenced graphene research in 2013 with significant support by two South Australian graphite production and exploration companies, Valence Industries and Archer Exploration. This research team generated 5 patents, developed 7 technologies including 2 for scalable graphene production and >20 graphene based products and devices that attracted several industry partners.|
In 2016, The University of Adelaide invested $1m in a new 100m2 graphene research lab.