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Graphene - Recent Advances, Future Perspective and Applied Applications

Mujtaba Ikram

University of the Punjab

A well-recognized researcher in materials science and engineering who published quality and high impact factor research on advanced nanotechnology and is a holder of many international recognition and awards.


Asghari Maqsood

Air University

Professor Emeritus and advisor to the vice-chancellor at Air University, Pakistan with over 40 years of experience in research of advanced materials. She published more than 200 research papers and received many national and international awards.

Aneeqa Bashir

University of the Punjab

A pioneering researcher in using spray pyrolysis for fabrication of high-performance ZnO-based thin-film transistors (TFTs), with high impact factor journal publications. Dr. Bashir is a prestigious Schlumberger fellow and holder of a patent.


Physical Synthesis Chemical Synthesis Physical Properties 2D Materials Energy Storage Biomedical Applications Flexible and Foldable Electronics Photodetectors Fuel Cells Optoelectronics Lithium-Ion Batteries Membrane Technology

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Among advanced carbon materials, graphene is the first-ever 2-D allotropic form of carbon which gave rise to many new advancements in research, innovation, and technology. The mysterious electronic, electrochemical, structural, and physicochemical features of graphene are significantly the biggest positive for material scientists. Graphene attracts applications in fuel cells, organic photovoltaics, drug delivery, flexible electronics, and wearable electronics, respectively. Thanks to the intersection among conduction and valence band at six positions in momentum at the Dirac points, graphene is often considered a zero-gap semiconductor. Zero band gap depicts “zigzag” with the presence of an “armchair”, comprehensively no bandgap means everything may be accepted. At room temperature, graphene platelets give the lowest resistivity which is 10−6 Ω cm, bringing it to the top of electrical and conductive applications. Further, Graphene in twisted bilayer form exhibited superconductivity. Owing to its adsorption power which is nearly 2.3% of the red light, and approximately 2.6% of the green light, the mono-atomic dense bilayer surface can be observed with the naked eye. Graphene has exceptional clarity for monolayer atomic structure in a vacuum. Thermal behaviour, one of the key characteristics of graphene, is an efficient and desirable tested route for many researchers because of its high ability in thermal applications. The graphene structure is layered and the spacing is around 0.335 nm between each sheet. The toughness of graphene is 130 GPa and it has 1TPa Young’s Modulus, which is why it is significantly one of the strongest materials ever reported. Scientists have found that graphene monolayer has a large-angle-bent, which gives a slight strain, so 2D carbon monoliths display important mechanical and physical features as well.

In this edited book, because of the outstanding physical properties of graphene and based hybrids, we will focus on graphene’s recent progress, perspective future, new directions, and advanced applications. We are inviting worldwide researchers to share their research and to contribute to our edited volume which is focused especially on graphene being the most attractive material of the 21st century.

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Date completed: March 1st 2022

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Review results due: August 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 15th 2022

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Mujtaba Ikram

University of the Punjab

Dr. Mujtaba Ikram has obtained his BS hons. (computational physics), MS (materials and surface engineering) and Ph.D. (material sciences and engineering), respectively. His research interests include nanotechnology, renewable energy, material science and engineering. His work has been cited by scientists from all over the world. He has authored/co- authored number of publications with 100+ cumulative impact factor in world prestigious journals as Advanced materials, RSC advances, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, RSC New Journal of chemistry, Chemcatchem, Journal of alloys and compounds, Applied nanoscience, International Journal of hydrogen energy, Journal of physics and chemistry of solids, Journals of solid state chemistry and many others. He has represented his research in the USA, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Slovenia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, UAE and many other countries. He has attended various research training/conferences/workshops on industrial physics, renewable energy, advanced carbon materials and nanotechnology in various parts of the world. He is a frequent visiting scholar at the Abdus Salam International center for theoretical physics (ICTP)-Italy. He has attended training on renewable and sustainable energy, which was organized by world prestigious national renewable energy lab (NREL)-USA and university of colorado at boulder-USA. He has attended AIP Industrial physics forum, ICTP- UNESCO-Italy conferences on energy co sponsored by American Institute of Physics (AIP), I-CAMP-colorado conference-USA, International conference on nanotechnology, biotechnology and spectroscopy (ICNBS)-Egypt, TWAS Energy science diplomacy Conference-Italy, International conference on advanced carbon Materials-Jinan-China and International ICTP nanosystems workshop-Italy. He was selected among two young scientists from south Asia for TWAS science diplomacy, which was held in Trieste Italy, 2013. He has been invited many times as Invited lecturer by CAS-TWAS Beijing. In 2015, he was awarded with CAS-TWAS green technology award. In 2017, he was awarded with CAS-TWAS green chemistry and technology (GCT) award for his guest lectures. He has been awarded with various world prestigious fellowships as CAS- TWAS presidential fellowship 2014, I-CAMP University of Colorado at boulder (USA) fellowship 2012, International center for theoretical physics (ICTP-Italy) participant fellowship (thrice), UNESCO fellowship for nano system workshop (Italy) 2013, Intercontinental advanced materials and photonics university of Cambridge (UK) participant fellowship 2013, Emerging nation science foundation (ENSF) travel fellowship 2012 and NUST foreign research presentation grant 2012.

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