Development of Lightweight Thermally Conductive Products Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets for Automotive Industry

The focus of this project is replacing some of the current automotive parts by a stronger and lighter thermally-conductive polymer nanocomposite. This project takes advantage of the exceptional mechanical and thermal properties of graphene as a commercially viable and environmentally friendly nanomaterial, through an industrial scale process, i.e. injection molding. Therefore, the outcome of this research would technologically benefit our industrial partner, i.e. Axiom Group Inc., to sustain itself and/or to grow in the competitive market. Bearing in mind the global scope of our industrial partner, as a leading developer and manufacturer in the plastic injection molding industry, the products and technologies developed as a result of this project’s findings are expected to be commercialized and introduced to both Canadian and world markets.

Faculty Supervisor:

Patrick C Lee


Meysam Salari


Axiom Plastics Inc


Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Toronto



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