Solar Energy & Advanced Materials Research Group


A New Project on Manufacturing Graphene/Aluminium Composites for Thermal Management

1 February 2022

30K has been Funded by HEIF to investigate graphene/Aluminium composites for thermal management, which can be used in electronic devices for heat transfer and cooling.


The Al-Gr Composite successfully combines graphene with aluminium will result in enhanced thermal and electrical conductivity and improved mechanical properties retaining aluminium's light weight:

  • Micro-hardness increase
  • Thermal conductivity increase
  • Electrical conductivity increase
  • The composite is almost free from oxidation

Al-Gr Composite has the potential to be used across various electrical and thermal conductivity applications with its significant advantage of weight reduction - wires and cables in motors for electric vehicles, aerospace, space, and satellite technologies, among others.