International Conference and Expo on Diamond, Graphite & Carbon MaterialsDate: March 28 - 29, 2019
Theme: A Realistic Approach in Materials Research
As Conference Chair and on behalf of the Conference Series organization, it is my great pleasure to invite professors, scientists, academic and industrial researchers, students and business people to the “3rd International Conference and Expo on Diamond, Graphite & Carbon Materials” from March 28-29, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
In its first two years, this conference has proven to be a very popular occasion for key members of the diamond, graphite and carbon materials communities to meet and discuss recent breakthrough developments and business opportunities. Speakers have come from world-leading institutions such as NASA, Argonne National Laboratory, The Ohio State University and Rutgers and from all over the world.
The world of carbon has seen a remarkable number of changes over recent years. In 1985 fullerenes were discovered, recognized in the awarding of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Smalley, Curl and Kroto. In 1991 began the advent of Carbon Nanotubes, brought to us by Iijima. 2004 was the year when we first learned of graphene as a material independent of its parent graphite – followed by the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded to Geim and Novoselov. As Carbon Nanotubes have finally begun profitable commercialization, vast amounts of research are being directed to the new wonder material graphene. New applications for diamond continue to be found and we should not forget that it is improvements in diamond which have allowed many innovations in oil extraction, such as directional drilling and fracking.