A new graphene-focused research and development hub is being launched at the University of Adelaide. The ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation will develop high-value products and innovative solutions for industries as diverse as agriculture, mining, construction, medical technologies, and defense.

The Research Hub will be supporting commercialization of graphene research in a partnership between universities and industry partners. It is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme with a $2.6 million grant, with industry partners contributing over $3 million.

The University of Adelaide will lead the new ARC Research Hub with collaborators at Monash University, University of Melbourne, and University of South Australia. The commercial partners are Archer Exploration Limited, Ziltek Pty Ltd, Qingdao Huagao Graphene Technology Corporation Limited, First Graphene Limited, and Cleanfuture Energy Australia Pty Ltd. The Hub also has a training component with a cohort of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.