Leadership


Vitor Abrantes

Founder & CEO

Vitor has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and has experience in Mechanical and Product Development.

Vitor has worked towards a new method for the production of graphene and has received several awards for his entrepreneurial spirit and technological innovations.

The operational solutions implemented to date by Vitor have already saved over € 350K in industrial costs, being more than one-third at Graphenest.

Bruno Figueiredo

Co-Founder & CSO

Bruno has a PhD in chemical engineering which gave him high expertise and ability to solve any problem related with chemical reactions and separation processes. Bruno’s main interests are related with the synthesis and characterization of known and novel materials. He possesses a strong aptitude to work with engineering software and laboratory teams.

Rui Silva

Co-Founder & CTO

Rui has a Masters degree in chemical engineering and professional experience as a shift manager and quality/product manager. He has been responsible for a multitude of tasks that ranged from industrial maintenance and laboratory management to internal/external audits. Rui is proficient in developing work in a chemical/metrological laboratory and can also perform R&D with ease in various chemical process areas.

Vitor Abrantes

Founder & CEO

Vitor has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and has experience in Mechanical and Product Development.

Vitor has worked towards a new method for the production of graphene and has received several awards for his entrepreneurial spirit and technological innovations.

The operational solutions implemented to date by Vitor have already saved over € 350K in industrial costs, being more than one-third at Graphenest.

Bruno Figueiredo

Co-Founder & CSO

Bruno has a PhD in chemical engineering which gave him high expertise and ability to solve any problem related with chemical reactions and separation processes. Bruno’s main interests are related with the synthesis and characterization of known and novel materials. He possesses a strong aptitude to work with engineering software and laboratory teams.

Rui Silva

Co-Founder & CTO

Rui has a Masters degree in chemical engineering and professional experience as a shift manager and quality/product manager. He has been responsible for a multitude of tasks that ranged from industrial maintenance and laboratory management to internal/external audits. Rui is proficient in developing work in a chemical/metrological laboratory and can also perform R&D with ease in various chemical process areas.

Team Members


Nuno Almeida

Board Member

Manager of PV Engineering & Manufacturing unit

Nuno Gomes

Board Member

MSc Electonic Engineer & CEO of Exatronic

Elisabete Carruço

Statutory Auditor

Audit & Financial Analyzer

Bruno da Costa

Design & Marketing

Product & Digital Design

Nuno Almeida

Board Member

Manager of PV Engineering & Manufacturing unit

Nuno Gomes

Board Member

MSc Electonic Engineer & CEO of Exatronic

Elisabete Carruço

Statutory Auditor

Audit & Financial Analyzer

Bruno da Costa

Design & Marketing

Product & Digital Design

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Patented Technology Process


Graphenest’s production system is based in a top-down approach, typically named liquid-phase exfoliation (LPE), where graphite sourced from different 14 places is exfoliated on a totally green organic-water solution. The organic solvent along with temperature control weakens the Van der Walls bonds between the graphite’s carbon atoms, priming it for a physical/mechanical direct exfoliation. The result of this process is high-quality graphene nanoplatelets which can be produced in a variety of grades (from mono-layer to multi-layer) and forms (dispersions or powders).

This method and device for production of graphene nanoplatelets were already patented and they can be extended to the production of other graphene-like materials

See our Patent Process here

Partners & Investors


Awards


Henkel

Startup Certificate 2017. Awarded to startups that have a resolution of a problem for which the solution was not obvious


Acredita Portugal | 7th Edition

Awarded winner of Materials and Industry 2017


Forbes 30 under 30

Our CSO, Bruno Figueiredo, was nominated as part of the 30 Under 30 Europe Industry’s Class of 2017


Websummit 2016

Awarded with an invite to be one of the 67 startups representing Portugal on the Web Summit 2016


Dow Portugal

Innovation Award in 2014


EDP Inovação

2nd place in 2014