C3Nano’s Dr. Virkar Presents at ICMAT 2017
HAYWARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C3Nano, Inc., the performance leader in transparent conductive inks and films for the touch sensor, display and flexible electronics industry, announced today that co-founder and CTO Ajay Virkar will present at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies taking place at Suntec, Singapore, June 18-23, 2017.
Virkar, an invited presenter, will discuss C3Nano’s unique technology, utilizing novel chemistries and materials to create the highest performing, flexible transparent conductor, ActiveGrid™. The underlying physical chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics of ActiveGrid™ formation will also be described. Advanced technologies related to manipulating and improving optics and flexibility will also be covered.
ActiveGrid™ Inks and Films, are valued for their performance, durability, flexibility, and processability; they are utilized for a variety of applications ranging from touch sensors OLED lighting, EMI shielding, and solar cells to biotechnology uses.
Dr. Virkar completed his PhD in chemical engineering from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Virkar was awarded the Springer Prize for his thesis research and the Melvin P. Klein Prize for his studies of structure-property relationships of ultrathin films in collaboration with the Stanford Linear Accelerator. He has co-authored thirteen technical papers and has 20 patents, issued or pending.
About C3Nano, Inc.
C3Nano made headlines earlier this year as it closed $18 million in equity financing. The latest financing was led by existing investor GSR Ventures, new investors Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. and Xinjiang Guoli Minsheng Equity Investment Co., Ltd. Other investors included Phoenix Venture Partners, and several undisclosed investors, including a leading Silicon Valley technology company. Building on the Series C financing led by Hitachi Chemical and Nagase America, the new round brings C3Nano’s total equity financing to over $40 million since its inception.
Founded in 2010 as a spinout from Professor Zhenan Bao’s chemical engineering laboratory at Stanford University, C3Nano is an advanced materials company focused on developing new materials and chemistries for a wide range of electronic applications.
About ICMAT 2017
The International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, now in its ninth year, is an important biennial organized by the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S) and takes place at Suntec Singapore.