STRATEGIC Energy Resources subsidiary Graphitech has signed an agreement with Monash University to commercialise graphene-based energy storage materials.
The 5-year rolling collaboration agreement with Monash University will give SER/Graphitech the first right to fund any related research.
This new agreement follows the a previous 3-year agreement which covered research on graphene nanotechnology and super capacitors, under the Australian Government’s ARC Linkage grant scheme.
The two parties are currently finalising a license relating to intellectual property generated from a project titled "Nanotechnology enabled electrochemical energy storage materials from indigenous natural graphite".
The project team is headed by Dr Mainak Majumder from the Department of Engineering at Monash University, who specialises in graphene-based electrochemical energy storage technologies, functional nanomaterials and desalination.
The research projects will focus on generating IP with a view to commercialising products or applications derived from graphene.