Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (Graphene 3D) announces a joint venture with Stony Brook University in quality control testing of 3D printing materials enhanced with graphene and other advanced materials. In accordance with the agreement, which has an extendable one year duration, Graphene 3D will pay a total $137,713 to the Research Foundation for SUNY. In exchange, Stony Brook University will provide analytical services at a fully-equipped laboratory to investigate Graphene 3D's proprietary materials. Dr. Oleksander Savsunenko, who earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Toulouse, is to be appointed as the director of this project.
Graphene 3D will work with researchers at the Stony Brook Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Sensor CAT) to test performance and quality control parameters of 3D printer filaments provided by Graphene 3D; both mechanical and functional properties will be considered during testing. The collaboration is expected to report on the optimal printing conditions for graphene-enhanced 3D printing materials.
"Sensor CAT's testing of Graphene 3D materials will ensure an impartial review of the materials functional attributes by project personnel," says Daniel Stolyarov, Graphene 3D's CEO. "This joint venture also allows Graphene 3D to access Stony Brook University's world-class facilities and personnel, thereby shortening the development time of our materials and reducing overall R&D costs."
Dr. Peter Shkolnikov, Deputy Director of Sensor CAT, adds, "Collaboration, like that with Graphene 3D, is core to the mission of Sensor CAT to provide businesses with access to renowned expert staff as well as state-of-the-art facilities and equipment." He continues, "Under supervision of Sensor CAT, students at Stony Brook University will have the opportunity to work on this joint venture alongside Graphene 3D, and potentially continue that relationship upon graduation."
Further, Graphene 3D will establish a Scientific Advisory Board, which will be joined by Prof. Mikhail Gouzman. Prof. Gouzman is a widely recognized expert in 3D printing. He manages several laboratories at Sensor CAT and is a co-founder of Graphene 3D.
Prof. Gouzman comments, "I look forward to joining the newly created Scientific Advisory Board of Graphene 3D and providing the team with my insight and experience in the 3D printing industry. Further, I look forward to pursuing of the mission of the board, which is to attract world-class researchers to Graphene 3D and offer direction on the company's technological developments."
The Sensor CAT at Stony Brook University is one of 15 currently designated Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) designed to spur technology-based applied research and economic development in New York; encourage applied research collaboration and innovation with industry; promote workforce development; better leverage State funds with investments from the federal government, industry, foundations, and not-for-profit economic development organizations; and increase the competitiveness of New York State companies. The CAT Program is a part of Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) whose mission is to accelerate the growth of New York State's high-tech economy.