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Environmental impacts of personal protective clothing used to combat COVID-19 (2021)
Journal Article
Uddin, M. A., Afroj, S., Hasan, T., Carr, C., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (in press). Environmental impacts of personal protective clothing used to combat COVID-19. Advanced Sustainable Systems, https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202100176

Personal protective clothing is critical to shield users from highly infectious diseases including COVID-19. Such clothing is predominantly single-use, made of plastic-based synthetic fibers such as polypropylene and polyester, low cost and able to p... Read More about Environmental impacts of personal protective clothing used to combat COVID-19.

Graphene‐based technologies for tackling COVID‐19 and future pandemics (2021)
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Afroj, S., Britnell, L., Hasan, T., Andreeva, D. V., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (in press). Graphene‐based technologies for tackling COVID‐19 and future pandemics. Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202107407

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for rapid tools and technologies to combat highly infectious viruses. The excellent electrical, mechanical and other functional properties of graphene and graphene-like 2D materials (2DM) can be utilized to... Read More about Graphene‐based technologies for tackling COVID‐19 and future pandemics.

Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers (2021)
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Karim, N., Sarker, F., Afroj, S., Zhang, M., Potluri, P., & Novoselov, K. S. (2021). Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202000228

Smart and sustainable natural fiber‐based composites are of great interest due to their biodegradability, recyclability, and environmental benefits over synthetic fiber composites. In addition, the environmental impact of plastics and synthetic fiber... Read More about Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers.

Sustainable personal protective clothing for healthcare applications: A review (2020)
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Oaten, L., Karim, N., Afroj, S., Lloyd, K., Clarke Oaten, L., Andreeva, D. V., …Novoselov, K. S. (2020). Sustainable personal protective clothing for healthcare applications: A review. ACS Nano, 14(10), 12313-12340. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c05537

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) from highly infectious diseases such as COVID-19. However, hospitals have been at risk of running out of the safe and effective PPE including personal protective clo... Read More about Sustainable personal protective clothing for healthcare applications: A review.

Graphene-enabled adaptive infrared textiles (2020)
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Ergoktas, M. S., Bakan, G., Steiner, P., Bartlam, C., Malevich, Y., Ozden-Yenigun, E., …Kocabas, C. (2020). Graphene-enabled adaptive infrared textiles. Nano Letters, 20(7), 5346-5352. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01694

Interactive clothing requires sensing and display functionalities to be embedded on textiles. Despite the significant progress of electronic textiles, the integration of optoelectronic materials on fabrics remains as an outstanding challenge. In this... Read More about Graphene-enabled adaptive infrared textiles.

Highly conductive, scalable, and machine washable graphene-based e-textiles for multifunctional wearable electronic applications (2020)
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Afroj, S., Tan, S., Abdelkader, A. M., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2020). Highly conductive, scalable, and machine washable graphene-based e-textiles for multifunctional wearable electronic applications. Advanced Functional Materials, 30(23), https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202000293

Graphene‐based textiles show promise for next‐generation wearable electronic applications due to their advantages over metal‐based technologies. However, current reduced graphene oxide (rGO)‐based electronic textiles (e‐textiles) suffer from poor ele... Read More about Highly conductive, scalable, and machine washable graphene-based e-textiles for multifunctional wearable electronic applications.

All Inkjet-Printed Graphene-Silver Composite Ink on Textiles for Highly Conductive Wearable Electronics Applications (2019)
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Karim, N., Afroj, S., Tan, S., Novoselov, K. S., & Yeates, S. G. (2019). All Inkjet-Printed Graphene-Silver Composite Ink on Textiles for Highly Conductive Wearable Electronics Applications. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44420-y

© 2019, The Author(s). Inkjet-printed wearable electronic textiles (e-textiles) are considered to be very promising due to excellent processing and environmental benefits offered by digital fabrication technique. Inkjet-printing of conductive metalli... Read More about All Inkjet-Printed Graphene-Silver Composite Ink on Textiles for Highly Conductive Wearable Electronics Applications.

Ultrahigh Performance of Nanoengineered Graphene-Based Natural Jute Fiber Composites (2019)
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Sarker, F., Potluri, P., Afroj, S., Koncherry, V., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2019). Ultrahigh Performance of Nanoengineered Graphene-Based Natural Jute Fiber Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(23), 21166-21176. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04696

© 2019 American Chemical Society. Natural fibers composites are considered as a sustainable alternative to synthetic composites due to their environmental and economic benefits. However, they suffer from poor mechanical and interfacial properties due... Read More about Ultrahigh Performance of Nanoengineered Graphene-Based Natural Jute Fiber Composites.

Engineering Graphene Flakes for Wearable Textile Sensors via Highly Scalable and Ultrafast Yarn Dyeing Technique (2019)
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Afroj, S., Karim, N., Wang, Z., Tan, S., He, P., Holwill, M., …Novoselov, K. S. (2019). Engineering Graphene Flakes for Wearable Textile Sensors via Highly Scalable and Ultrafast Yarn Dyeing Technique. ACS Nano, 13(4), 3847-3857. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b00319

© 2019 American Chemical Society. Multifunctional wearable e-textiles have been a focus of much attention due to their great potential for healthcare, sportswear, fitness, space, and military applications. Among them, electroconductive textile yarn s... Read More about Engineering Graphene Flakes for Wearable Textile Sensors via Highly Scalable and Ultrafast Yarn Dyeing Technique.

High-Performance Graphene-Based Natural Fiber Composites (2018)
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Sarker, F., Karim, N., Afroj, S., Koncherry, V., Novoselov, K. S., & Potluri, P. (2018). High-Performance Graphene-Based Natural Fiber Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(40), 34502-34512. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b13018

© 2018 American Chemical Society. Natural fiber composites are attracting significant interest due to their potential for replacing synthetic composites at lower cost with improved environmental sustainability. However, natural fiber composites suffe... Read More about High-Performance Graphene-Based Natural Fiber Composites.

Graphene-based surface heater for de-icing applications (2018)
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Karim, N., Zhang, M., Afroj, S., Koncherry, V., Potluri, P., & Novoselov, K. S. (2018). Graphene-based surface heater for de-icing applications. RSC Advances, 8(30), 16815-16823. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8ra02567c

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Graphene-based de-icing composites are of great interest due to incredible thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of graphene. Moreover, current technologies possess a number of challenges such as expensi... Read More about Graphene-based surface heater for de-icing applications.

Scalable Production of Graphene-Based Wearable E-Textiles (2017)
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Karim, N., Afroj, S., Tan, S., He, P., Fernando, A., Carr, C., & Novoselov, K. S. (2017). Scalable Production of Graphene-Based Wearable E-Textiles. ACS Nano, 11(12), 12266-12275. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b05921

© 2017 American Chemical Society. Graphene-based wearable e-textiles are considered to be promising due to their advantages over traditional metal-based technology. However, the manufacturing process is complex and currently not suitable for industri... Read More about Scalable Production of Graphene-Based Wearable E-Textiles.

All inkjet-printed graphene-based conductive patterns for wearable e-textile applications (2017)
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Karim, N., Afroj, S., Malandraki, A., Butterworth, S., Beach, C., Rigout, M., …Yeates, S. G. (2017). All inkjet-printed graphene-based conductive patterns for wearable e-textile applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(44), 11640-11648. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tc03669h

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Inkjet printing of graphene inks is considered to be very promising for wearable e-textile applications as benefits of both inkjet printing and extra-ordinary electronic, optical and mechanical properties of gra... Read More about All inkjet-printed graphene-based conductive patterns for wearable e-textile applications.

Ultraflexible and robust graphene supercapacitors printed on textiles for wearable electronics applications (2017)
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Abdelkader, A. M., Karim, N., Vallés, C., Afroj, S., Novoselov, K. S., & Yeates, S. G. (2017). Ultraflexible and robust graphene supercapacitors printed on textiles for wearable electronics applications. 2D Materials, 4(3), 035016. https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/aa7d71

© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed graphene supercapacitors have the potential to empower tomorrow’s wearable electronics. We report a solid-state flexible supercapacitor device printed on textiles using graphene oxide ink and a screen-printing techni... Read More about Ultraflexible and robust graphene supercapacitors printed on textiles for wearable electronics applications.