Prof. Elena Polyakova
Dr. Elena Polyakova is the CEO of Graphene Laboratories Inc, NY, USA. Dr Polyakova served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab. Previously Dr. Polyakova had served for two and a half years as the company's Chief Operating Officer. She was instrumental in bringing the first graphene filament to market. Dr. Polyakova is also the co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President since 2009. The company pioneered the commercial graphene production market. Dr. Polyakova has grown the company's client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D materials has been covered by prestigious news publishers such as BBC and Bloomberg. Dr. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She previously was one of the first graphene researchers in the Flynn Group at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.