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Princeton-Vorbeck Connection Profiled in EQuad News

February 5, 2015

The Winter 2015 issue EQuad News, the magazine of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is dedicated to “Idea to Impact:  Entrepreneurship and Princeton Engineering”.  A featured story in this issue describes the founding and growth of Vorbeck Materials by John Lettow ’95, building upon inventions from the laboratory of Ilhan Aksay, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, in the scalable production and applications of graphene....

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Prof. Aksay named as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 16, 2014

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named Prof. Ilhan Aksay as an NAI Fellow, joining a group of distinguished innovators from more than 150 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutions.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on...

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Freshman Seminar examines the impact of materials on civilization

November 14, 2013
The Freshman Seminar on Materials World taught by Prof. Ilhan Aksay was featured on Princeton University's News at Princeton website. The course was designated the Donald P. Wilson '33 and Edna M. Wilson Freshman Seminar this year and has for nearly ten years introduced students to the everyday matter that makes up the foundation of civilization... Read more about Freshman Seminar examines the impact of materials on civilization

Graphene: Faster, stronger, bendier

January 30, 2013

The Financial Times' science editor, Clive Cookson, interviewed Vorbeck's president, John Lettow, recently for an article on graphene. The piece described Vorbeck as a leader in graphene-based conductive inks, and quoted John on Vorbeck's printed electronics and battery applications.

The article can be viewed on the Financial Times website (a free registration is required to view the article).

License Agreement between Vorbeck Materials and Battelle will Lead to Faster- charging Batteries

January 30, 2013

An enhanced battery technology that can reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones, electric vehicles and other battery-powered devices from hours to minutes is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and Vorbeck Materials CorpBattelle operates the Department of Energy's ...

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Vorbeck's president, John Lettow, appears on BBC World News

January 17, 2013

On January 15, Vorbeck's president, John Lettow, was interviewed by the BBC's John Sopel in a live broadcast of the BBC World News. John discussed the exciting new applications in military, printed electronics, energy and batteries, composites, fibers, packaging, and apparel fields enabled by the commercial availability of Vorbeck products made with Vor-x graphene.