to: 23 Jul 2020




With the space industry projected to be of $1 trillion value by 2040, the Washington State Department of Commerce in conjunction with our European partner, TFDI are excited to bring you this live webinar on Graphene and its applications in space, aerospace and the future prospects.

You will hear from two leading experts from the Graphene Flagship* presenting real live projects and applications of graphene for space and how Airbus is utilizing the material to develop safer and lighter aircrafts. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn and discuss graphene and the prospects that it can bring on July 23, 2020.


• Is Graphene a great idea looking for an application?

• How can graphene help us to build better spacecraft, and beyond?

• Aerospace supply chain – applications for Graphene in aerospace

• The near future of Graphene

You will also hear updates from the Department of Commerce on tools and supports available to help you access this market opportunity.


• Aerospace supply chain• Space supply chain• Academic and material research

* The Graphene Flagship represents a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe’s biggest ever research initiative with a budget of $1.2 billion funded in part by the European Commission.


Carlo Saverio Iorio, Graphene Flagship Space Champion and Senior Researcher at the Microgravity Research Centre

Carlo coordinates today three international networks on human space exploration on behalf of ESA, the European Space Agency. He is the coordinator of more than 15 parabolic flight campaigns as well as two sounding rockets and he has been approved five ISS experiments.

He is task leader within the EU-Graphene Flagship for four years; he has been recently awarded the title of Space Champion of the Graphene Flagship with the role of promoting the industrial exploitation of innovative materials in Space.

At present, he is Executive Director of yoursciencebc Ltd., a technology consultancy for the relevant players in the industrial Space ecosystem; Carlo is a leading international technologist with profound and extensive competences, mainly focussed on Space applications.

Dr Elmar Bonaccurso, Senior Scientist for Advanced Materials & Surface Technologies at Airbus Central R&T since 2014.

Elmar previously held positions of Research Group Leader @ Centre of Smart Interfaces of TU Darmstadt (2010-2014) and of Project Leader @ Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (2005-2010).

He was PostDoc @ University of Genova (Marie Curie Fellowship // 2003-2005) and @ Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Max Planck Fellowship // 2002-2003).

EB was awarded a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Siegen and Mainz (2001) and he holds a MSc in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Genova (1998).

He was coordinator of 2 EU projects and partner in other 14 public-funded projects (EU and national).

EB has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 3.500 citations and an h-index of 29 ( He filed 18 patents.

EB was nominated Affiliate Professor @ Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Aerospace Engineering of Concordia University in Montreal in September 2017 and joined the Executive Board of the Graphene Flagship of the EC in April 2020.


Tammy Deets, International Trade Specialist – Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technology & Maritime Manager, Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness

Tammy has a broad range of experience in the private and public sectors and brings her strong business development, marketing and sales experience as well as her knowledge of the clean tech, advanced manufacturing, forest products, and maritime industry sectors to the team. Tammy’s experience includes starting up an international business firm in Hong Kong to co-founding a non-profit organization promoting clean energy in Washington State.