Michael Bozlar, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University will speak on “Graphene: Fundamentals and Applications”
Bowen Hall, Princeton University, Mixer 5:30 pm; Presentation 6:30 pm followed by dinner.
Abstract:Graphene is a one-carbon atom thick sheet with a hexagonal lattice. The chemical structure of graphene is dependent on its processing and synthesis methods. Indeed, graphene obtained via mechanical exfoliation of graphite may yield defect-free single layer sheets, whereas chemically produced graphene results in defective graphene that is highly functionalized with different chemical groups. In the first part of my talk, I will review the major techniques employed for the production of graphene sheets in laboratory and industrial scales. Then, I will discuss their resulting physical and chemical characteristics. In the second part of my talk, I will review and discuss the broad applications of graphene and the most recent achievements.
Biography: Dr. Michael Bozlar is a Senior Researcher at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2009 jointly from the Ecole Centrale Paris and the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (France), where he worked on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes. In 2010, he was appointed postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University in the group Prof. Ilhan Aksay in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. From 2013 to 2016, Michael held a joint senior researcher appointment with Vorbeck Materials Corp., a global leader in graphene products. Over the last few years, Michael has led various research projects to study the fundamental properties and applications of graphene. His research interests involve mainly the synthesis, processing and analytical study of graphene-based materials and other organic and inorganic nanomaterials for their applications in energy-storage devices, polymer composites for tires, and electronic devices. He is the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Fondation de France (2003) and a Graduate Research Fellowship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France (2006-2009). He was elected one of The Top 10 Reviewers by the editorial board of the journal Materials Horizons published by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the year 2016.
Awards: Presentation of the 2017 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Awards, the 2017 Princeton Section Volunteer Awards and recognition of our ACS 50 & 60 Year members
Reservations: The meeting will be held in Bowen Hall, Princeton University. There will be a social mixer from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the second floor Atrium, directly outside of the Auditorium (Room 222). The lecture will begin in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm and dinner will follow in the Atrium. Bowen Hall is located on Prospect Street, adjacent to the North Garage. Parking is available in the North Garage or on Prospect Street (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/). For elevator access to Bowen Hall second floor, enter from the ground floor entrance facing the North Garage. (From the garage, follow the path around the large white tanks to the ground floor building entrance.) The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner, which is $20 ($10 for students). Please contact Louise Lawter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-428-1475 by June 9 to make reservations. Reservations must be canceled no later than June 14 to avoid being billed for the dinner.