Graphene escaping the lab event on 28th May. Co hosted by Design Factory Melbourne and AGIA and featuring Dr Nishar Hameed.

“This month’s DFM Breakfast will feature a talk by Dr Nishar Hameed representing the Australian Graphene Industry Association (AGIA). The AGIA is a not-for-profit industry association that seeks to ensure that Australia realises the commercial opportunities associated with graphene. Come along to learn more about this exciting new ‘supermaterial’!
Tuesday 28th May 2019
8:30am – 9:30am
Design Factory Melbourne, Fire Station
66-68 William St, Hawthorn VIC 3122
No need to RSVP, but a gold coin for charity would be much appreciated.”

Speaker: Dr Nishar Hameed is the group leader of Smart Polymers and Composites Research Group within the Manufacturing Future Research Institute “Factory of the Future” at the Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to joining Swinburne, Nishar was a Research Fellow at Carbon Nexus, Deakin University, where he completed his PhD and an Alfred Deakin Post Doctoral Fellowship. Nishar’s research focusses on frontier technologies from advanced composite materials, enabling enormous potential for environmental and economic impact.

His achievements include many “firsts” in the field, inspiring follow-up studies, patents and research commercialisation. Nishar recently developed several new technologies to produce smart, flexible and rapid-cure composites that can be integrated to make formable and fibre-reinforced composites, concrete preforms and graphene nanocomposites.

Nishar has won many awards and fellowships as he advances his research career, including a Victoria Fellowship and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship. He supervises an impressive group of PhD and Masters students, and has acted as President of the Carbon Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

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