Sabancı University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (SU-IMC) researcher Burcu Saner Okan was chosen to the technical committee of the Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel to be held in Trondheim, Norway on October 10 and 11, 2019.
Burcu Saner Okan was appointed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry as a country representative to “AVT 304 - Graphene Technologies and Applications for Defense" sessions in the AVT Panel held by NATO since 2016 to determine the potential military uses of graphene, and build a roadmap regarding its contribution to existing and new defense applications.
The co-chairs of the Specialists' Meeting that Saner Okan will take part in are representatives of the Swedish Defence Research Agency and Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.
Graphene is a layer of carbon that is only one atom thick, and may be the most amazing and versatile material known to humankind. In addition to being the first two-dimensional atom crystal to be discovered, graphene is the thinnest and most resilient material that is light and flexible despite being even harder than diamond. Graphene's outstanding electronic, mechanical and thermal properties and high chemical stability allow it to be placed as an additive into structures. Graphene enables lighter and more reliable products that last longer.