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Toward sustainable wearable electronic textiles (2022)
Journal Article
Dulal, M., Afroj, S., Ahn, J., Cho, Y., Carr, C., Kim, I., & Karim, N. (in press). Toward sustainable wearable electronic textiles. ACS Nano, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c07723

Smart wearable electronic textiles (e-textiles) that can detect and differentiate multiple stimuli, while also collecting and storing the diverse array of data signals using highly innovative, multifunctional, and intelligent garments, are of great v... Read More about Toward sustainable wearable electronic textiles.

Highly scalable, sensitive and ultraflexible Graphene‐based wearable E‐Textiles sensor for bio‐signal detection (2022)
Journal Article
Tan, S., Islam, M. R., Li, H., Fernando, A., Afroj, S., & Karim, N. (in press). Highly scalable, sensitive and ultraflexible Graphene‐based wearable E‐Textiles sensor for bio‐signal detection. Advanced Sensor Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/adsr.202200010

Abstract: Graphene‐based wearable electronic textiles (e‐textiles) show promise for next‐generation personalized healthcare applications due to their non‐invasive nature. However, the poor performance, less comfort, and higher material cost limit the... Read More about Highly scalable, sensitive and ultraflexible Graphene‐based wearable E‐Textiles sensor for bio‐signal detection.

Smart electronic textile‐based wearable supercapacitors (2022)
Journal Article
Islam, M. R., Afroj, S., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2022). Smart electronic textile‐based wearable supercapacitors. Advanced Science, 9(31), 2203856. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202203856

Electronic textiles (e-textiles) have drawn significant attention from the scientific and engineering community as lightweight and comfortable next-generation wearable devices due to their ability to interface with the human body, and continuously mo... Read More about Smart electronic textile‐based wearable supercapacitors.

Mechanical and thermal properties of Graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced recycled polycarbonate composites (2022)
Journal Article
Wijerathne, D., Gong, Y., Afroj, S., Karim, N., & Abeykoon, C. (2023). Mechanical and thermal properties of Graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced recycled polycarbonate composites. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, 6(1), 117-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlmm.2022.09.001

Nanocomposites have received significant interest in recent years, as they offer improved properties compared to conventional materials for various applications. Among many available nanofillers, graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) have shown promising resu... Read More about Mechanical and thermal properties of Graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced recycled polycarbonate composites.

Sustainable fiber?reinforced composites: A Review (2022)
Journal Article
Maiti, S., Islam, M. R., Uddin, M. A., Afroj, S., Eichhorn, S. J., & Karim, N. (in press). Sustainable fiber?reinforced composites: A Review. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2200258. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202200258

Sustainable fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites from renewable and biodegradable fibrous materials and polymer matrices are of great interest, as they can potentially reduce environmental impacts. However, the overall properties of such composi... Read More about Sustainable fiber?reinforced composites: A Review.

Graphene and CNT‐based smart fiber‐reinforced composites: A review (2022)
Journal Article
Islam, M. H., Afroj, S., Uddin, M. A., Andreeva, D. V., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2022). Graphene and CNT‐based smart fiber‐reinforced composites: A review. Advanced Functional Materials, 32(40), 2205723. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202205723

Multifunctional fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites provide an ideal platform for next-generation smart composites applications including structural health monitoring, electrical and thermal conductivity, energy storage and harvesting, and elec... Read More about Graphene and CNT‐based smart fiber‐reinforced composites: A review.

Fully printed and multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles for personalized healthcare applications (2022)
Journal Article
Islam, M. R., Afroj, S., Beach, C., Islam, M. H., Parraman, C., Abdelkader, A., …Karim, N. (2022). Fully printed and multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles for personalized healthcare applications. iScience, 25(3), Article 103945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.103945

Wearable e-textiles have gained huge tractions due to their potential for non-invasive health monitoring. However, manufacturing of multifunctional wearable e-textiles remains challenging, due to poor performance, comfortability, scalability, and cos... Read More about Fully printed and multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles for personalized healthcare applications.

The effect of surface treatments and graphene-based modifications on mechanical properties of natural jute fiber composites: A review (2021)
Journal Article
Islam, M. H., Islam, M. R., Dulal, M., Afroj, S., & Karim, N. (2022). The effect of surface treatments and graphene-based modifications on mechanical properties of natural jute fiber composites: A review. iScience, 25(1), Article 103597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103597

Natural fiber reinforced composites (FRC) are of great interests, because of their biodegradability, recyclability, and environmental benefits over synthetic FRC. Natural jute FRC could provide an environmentally sustainable, light weight, and cost-e... Read More about The effect of surface treatments and graphene-based modifications on mechanical properties of natural jute fiber composites: A review.

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. (2022). Environmental impacts of personal protective clothing used to combat COVID-19. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 6(1), Article 2100176. 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)
Journal Article
Afroj, S., Britnell, L., Hasan, T., Andreeva, D. V., Novoselov, K. S., & Karim, N. (2021). Graphene?based technologies for tackling COVID?19 and future pandemics. Advanced Functional Materials, 31(52), Article 2107407. 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)
Journal Article
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.

Multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Karim, N., Afroj, S., & Islam, M. H. Multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles. Manuscript submitted for publication

Wearable electronics is becoming increasingly very popular since such technology makes life safer, healthier and more comfortable. Among them, smart wearable textiles have been going through significant evolutions in recent years, through the innovat... Read More about Multifunctional graphene-based wearable e-textiles.

Sustainable personal protective clothing for healthcare applications: A review (2020)
Journal Article
Karim, N., Afroj, S., Lloyd, K., Clarke Oaten, L., Andreeva, D. V., Carr, C., …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.

Highly conductive, scalable, and machine washable graphene-based e-textiles for multifunctional wearable electronic applications (2020)
Journal Article
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), Article 2000293. 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.

Screen-printed graphite nanoplate conductive ink for machine learning enabled wireless radiofrequency-identification sensors (2019)
Journal Article
Leng, T., Pan, K., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Afroj, S., Novoselov, K. S., & Hu, Z. (2019). Screen-printed graphite nanoplate conductive ink for machine learning enabled wireless radiofrequency-identification sensors. ACS Applied Nano Material, 2(10), 6197-6208. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b01034

In this study, we demonstrate sustainable conductive screen printing ink containing graphite nanoplates (GNPs) prepared by means of combining shear and ultrasonication exfoliation processes with the aid of mixed-solvent strategy of isopropanol (IPA)-... Read More about Screen-printed graphite nanoplate conductive ink for machine learning enabled wireless radiofrequency-identification sensors.

All Inkjet-Printed Graphene-Silver Composite Ink on Textiles for Highly Conductive Wearable Electronics Applications (2019)
Journal Article
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), Article 8035. 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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.