Professor Qi GE provides various connections to the industrial sector, leads commercialization activities, overviews the Intellectual Property portfolio, making sure that every invention in I-FIM gets either licensed or turned into a spin off company.
Currently, through his efforts the institute hold talks with four industrial companies, several research institutions. He also overviews the process of creation of two start-up companies by the students.
Being a dedicated researcher with over 10 years of experience with material chemistry and nanotechnologies. His research vision is to address energy and environmental challenges using novel solutions based on advanced materials. For his previous studies, besides the fundamental studies of two-dimensional (2D) materials, he exploited 2D materials into lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and biosensors. He has also explored graphene-based structures for flexible electronics and applied exfoliated 2D materials in heavy metal detection/removal and pollution control. Professor Ge also have broad and intensive experience in commercial products and business development of graphene and related two dimensional materials.
Professor Ge utilises smart materials to automate waste management processes, reducing the carbon emissions associated with waste disposal. Furthermore, using smart materials in building construction, such as shape-memory alloys, piezoelectric materials, and photovoltaic materials, can improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.
Professor Ge is also a pioneer in combining smart materials and the concept of Web 3.0 to achieve sustainable development. Web 3.0 can be used to create decentralised energy systems that allow individuals to generate and share their own renewable energy, reducing the carbon footprint of centralised energy systems. Professor Ge explores using Web 3.0 to monitor and track carbon credits, enabling the implementation of a carbon credit system in which companies can offset their carbon emissions by buying credits from companies that have reduced their emissions.