OTTAWA , Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grafoid Inc., a world chief in industrial scale graphene utility improvement, is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilis G. Keramidas as Technical Advisor with tasks for managing its Mental Property Property. His appointment is efficient October three, 2017.
Dr. Keramidas holds Bachelor’s Levels in Physics and Electrical Engineering, a Grasp’s Diploma in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Strong State Science (Utilized Physics).
A famend scientist and advisor for a number of the world’s main companies, Dr. Keramidas has intensive expertise in guiding the event of latest applied sciences, and the transferring of applied sciences from the analysis stage to manufacturing.
He’s at present the Managing Director of Keramidas Worldwide Associates LLC., a agency he based in 2003, which supplies consulting providers in: (a) strategic analysis planning and know-how commercialization initiatives, and (b) the era, administration, commercialization and disposition of Mental Property.
Dr. Keramidas started his profession at Bell Laboratories in 1973, the place, as a member of the technical workers and as Director, he made substantive supplies and system contributions in initiatives associated to the emergence and development of fiber optics communications. Upon the breakup of the Bell System, in 1984, he joined Bell Communications Analysis (Bellcore), as a founding member. He served there as Director and Government Director from 1984 to 1997, and as Vice President of Formative Applied sciences from 1997 to 2003, all within the utilized analysis space.
For his contributions and technical management in his discipline, Dr. Keramidas has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Digital Engineers.
In 1995, following his spectacular technical profession, he targeted his consideration to the difficult discipline of commercialization of Mental Property property. He based a P&L entity inside Bellcore and launched the Mental Property Commercialization program of IP property. He began with IP property invented in his personal divisions and later expanded his efforts to plenty of Bellcore and Telcordia invented applied sciences, bringing hundreds of thousands of in income by way of worldwide licensing applications, patent gross sales, spin-offs, fairness investments in start-ups and patent donations. The pioneering Bellcore Plastic Lithium-ion (PLiON) Battery Expertise alone, invented in his Division, was licensed to 22 Firms worldwide in Asia and Europe.
Amongst his many company affiliations, Dr. Keramidas has served as a director of Twenty First Century Battery Ltd., of India. He’s additionally on the Board of Pleiades Battery Analysis Inc., with R&D services in China, and is Chairman of the Board of Valence Applied sciences Inc., a world chief within the improvement and manufacture of intrinsically protected, long-life lithium iron magnesium phosphate (LiFeMgPO4) superior vitality techniques.
“The addition of Dr. Keramidas to our administration group comes at a pivotal time for Grafoid as we transfer towards the commercialization of our subsequent era graphene vitality, graphene coatings and graphene polymer purposes,” stated Gary Economo, Grafoid CEO and Founding Companion.
“His expertise, international expertise, experience and historical past dovetail with our expansionary enterprise improvement and commercialization agenda,” Mr. Economo stated. “We’re very lucky to have Dr. Keramidas advising our administration group.”
About Grafoid Inc.
Grafoid is a privately owned, international graphene utility improvement and know-how licensing firm, targeted on the commercialization of its novel Mesograf™, Grafenex and GPURE product improvements for subsequent era vitality purposes, composites, coatings and membranes for industrial purposes.
The corporate supplies experience in addition to product and processes for transformative, industrial-scale graphene purposes in partnership with main companies and establishments world wide.
A Canadian company, based in 2011, Grafoid invests in graphene purposes and economically scalable manufacturing processes for graphene and graphene derivatives from uncooked, unprocessed graphite ore. Focus Graphite Inc. holds a big curiosity in Grafoid Inc.
Grafoid’s analysis is supported by means of the Industrial Analysis Help Program (IRAP) of the Nationwide Analysis Council of Canada, and, on February 20, 2015, Grafoid obtained an $eight.1 million funding from the SD Tech Fund™ of Sustainable Improvement Expertise Canada (SDTC) to develop a know-how that may automate Mesograf™ graphene manufacturing and end-product improvement. SDTC is remitted by the Authorities of Canada to assist clear know-how corporations as they transfer their applied sciences to market.
For extra details about Grafoid, please go to http://www.grafoid.com
Mr. Gary Economo
Chief Government Officer and Founding Companion