Professor Co-edits Book on Graphene

Alexander Balandin co-edits and co-authors a chapter in the book about the novel synthetic material

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Alexander Balandin

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — A University of California, Riverside professor of electrical engineering has co-edited a book about innovative technologies using graphene.

Alexander A. Balandin, who is also the founding chair of the materials science and engineering program at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, co-edited the book “Innovative Graphene Technologies: Evaluation and Applications, Volume 2,” with Atul Tiwari, a research faculty member at the University of Hawaii. It was published by Smithers Rapra Publishing.

Balandin has also contributed a chapter on thermal properties and applications of graphene, which was co-authored with Denis Nika, an associate professor and chair of the physics department in Moldova State University. The unique heat conduction properties of graphene were discovered at UCR. This year, professor Balandin will receive the MRS Medal for his experimental and theoretical work on thermal properties of graphene.

Graphene has already gained a unique reputation among novel synthetic materials. Dedicated efforts and enormous resources are being invested in creating viable commercial products. The high electrical and thermal conductivities in graphene are well known, and most of the applications of this material are pivoted to these properties. In addition to electronic and thermal management applications there are several other vital areas where graphene can be used successfully.

This book is compiled in two volumes. The first volume, edited by Tiwari, is meant for beginners who want to know the science and technology associated with this nanomaterial. The second volume consists of chapters that are written for readers looking for the applications of graphene and its derivatives.

This second volume is written for broader readership including young scholars and researchers with diverse backgrounds such as chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. It can be used as a textbook for graduate students, and also as a review or reference book for researchers from different branches of materials science.

Innovative Graphene Technologies: Evaluation and Applications, Volume 2 is available at, or from Publications Sales, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)1939 250383, Fax: +44 (0)1939 251118. Email is

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