During the Carbon 2015 in Dresden, Germany, SGL Group – The Carbon Company presented Utz-HellmuthFelcht Award to Prof. CHENG Huiming, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, for his contribution in the research of carbon nano-materials and new energy materials, especially of the synthesis of graphene large-size single crystal domains and three dimensional (3D) interconnected structuresby chemical vapor deposition. Prof. CHENG and his group fabricated a flexible and highly-conductive 3D interconnected structure of graphene material with a nickel foam template. This graphene material can be used in flexible conductors and flexible lithium ion batteries with high capacity and fast charging/discharging performance.
The Utz-HellmuthFelchtAward is established by the SGL Group rial Carbon Company to recognize the particular recentbreakthrough achievement of anindividual in the field of carbon,graphite and ceramic materials forhonoring the outstanding strategiccontributions of Prof. Dr. Utz-HellmuthFelcht during his time as supervisoryboard member of the SGL Group.. The award is given to one scientist biennially, with flexible nomination and evaluation by the Award Committee. Prof. CHENG is the third recipient. The first and second recipients are Prof. Water de Heer of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and Prof. Klaus Mullen of Max-Planck-InstitutfürPolymerforschung, Germany, respectively.
Group photo of Prof. CHENG Huiming (middle), Prof. Utz-Hellmuth Felcht (right) and Dr. Gerd Wingefeld (left) of SGL - The Carbon Company