Joung-Hoon Lee, Founder and CEO of Standard Graphene, Inc., recently revealed his hopes for the future of the wonder nanomaterial in a recent wide-ranging interview with The Silicon Review. Since 2012, the South Korean-based graphene-producing company has offered customers the highest quality graphene at competitive prices.
Lee points to the company’s efforts around graphene-based water filtration systems using their Super Graphite material as one of its most important ongoing missions, but revealed the company will next be focusing its technological efforts on the aerospace industry.
“We have our eyes on aerospace. Specifically, using graphene to make spacecraft lighter, more durable, and capable of reaching further into space than mankind has ever gone before,” says Lee.
Lee told The Silicon Review that his fascination with space was ignited as a college student when he saw the vastness of space on a large television monitor at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Ever since then, he said, he’s wondered if it would be possible for humans to learn more about their origin by unlocking the secrets of the cosmos.
As for the future of the graphene market, Lee said the market’s “healthy” growth rate will surely lead to even more widespread applications for the material in other markets down the line.