About Us

Carbon Gates Technologies (CGT) LLC, a startup from Texas A&M University, is introduced by relying on the experience of its management team and with a mission to commercialize a novel process for synthesis of very high quality, highly conductive and very cost-effective graphene.

Business Plan Goals & Objectives

  • CGT plans to be one of the biggest companies of mass-production of graphene
  • Development of our business plan for shifting from scientific researches to application
  • Mass-production of novel products to wealth creation and value creation
  • Realizing of applications in which graphene can provide a significant improvement in performance
  • Research on engineered carbon nanomaterials for different applications

Introduction to Nanotechnology and our Nanomaterials

  • Nanostructured materials have dimensions typically ranging from 1 to 100 nm. They can be classified into the following dimensional types:
  • Zero dimensional (0D): nanospherical particles e.g. Metal oxides nanoparticles.
  • One dimensional (1D): nanotubes e.g. SWCNT, MWCNT, DWCNT, etc.
  • Two dimensional (2D): nanoflakes and sheets e.g. Graphene, GNP, etc.
  • Three dimensional (3D): bulk nanostructured materials, consisting of nanometer-sized grains or nanoporous particles. E.g. highly crumpled graphene, etc.

About CGT graphene

Currently, our company is able to provide our customers with CGT graphene. CGT Graphene are high purity (91% sp2-hybridized carbon), ultra-high electrical conductivity (5*105 S/m), low defect with ID/IG <0.15, thickness of <3nm, and large in-plane size of 5-50 μm). The unique properties of CGT Graphene make these graphene sheets applicable in many applications, as shown in Figure below.

Senior managers of CGT

team member

About Dr. Ahmad Amiri

Ahmad Amiri, PhD, is chief executive officer of Carbon Gates Technologies. Dr. A. Amiri is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA. He obtained his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Ferdoswsi University of Mashhad in 2011 for research on the functionalization of carbon nanotubes, and his Ph.D. from University of Malaya in 2017 on the exfoliation of parent graphite into few-layer graphene sheets and the growth, fabrication, and characterization of 2D materials. His doctoral program was completed in UM Nano-Engineering Laboratory, where as a research assistant he focused on advanced 2D materials. In a broader sense, his research interests have centered on the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid sciences, synthesis of carbon nanostructures e.g., CNTs, CNFs, Graphene, MXene, and N-doped or functionalized carbon allotropes, and their applications in energy storage, composites, heat transfer and and renewable energy. To date, he has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, hold 4 Iranian patents, filed 1 disclosure of innovation in Texas A&M University, one book and two book chapters. His articles on carbon allotropes have accumulated more than 2000 citations.

Dr. Ahmad Amiri / Chief Executive Officer
team member

About Professor Mohammad Naraghi

Mohammad Naraghi, PhD, is a co-founder of Carbon Gates Technologies. Dr. M. Naraghi is currently a tenured associate professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA. He is also affiliated with Texas Energy Institute and Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He got his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2009. His main research interests and entrepreneurial activities are centered around multifunctional materials, carbon based and graphitic nanomaterials, and templated graphitization. The latter refers to the high temperature processing of materials in the vicinity of graphitic nanomaterials to generate carbon nanomaterials with controlled defect density. A focus of his work is multifunctional materials with load bearing capabilities for weight-sensitive applications. To date, he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and several patents and invention disclosures. His articles on nanomaterials have been cited more than 1500 times.

Professor Mohammad Naraghi / Chairman of the Board