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.
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.
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.