Prof. Saud Aldajah started working on the Carbon Nanotube production back in 2011. In 2013, he and the co-inventor were able to demonstrate a novel process to produce carbon nanotubes from the exhaust of diesel engines and filed their first patent. This is Prof. Saud’s 3rd patent in the field of nanotechnology/nanomaterials. The importance of such an invention is that it introduces a process for the production of Carbon nanotubes at a low cost. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have advantages in lightweight, high strength, high toughness, flexibility, high surface area, high thermal conductivity, good electric conductivity and chemical stability. Their unique composition, geometry, and properties enable numerous potential carbon nanotubes applications, such as: Energy Storage, Molecular Electronics, Thermal Materials, Structural Materials, Electrical Emitters, Fabrics And Fibers, Biomedical, CNTs Air And Water Filtration, Conductive Plastics, Conductive Adhesives, CNT Ceramic Materials. There are a wealth of other potential applications for CNTs, such as solar collection; nanoporous filters; catalyst supports; and coatings of all sorts. There are almost certainly many unanticipated applications for this remarkable material that will come to light in the years ahead, and which may prove to be the most important and valuable ones of all. Many researchers are looking into conductive and or water proof paper made with CNTs. CNTs have also been shown to absorb Infrared light and may have applications in the I/R Optics Industry.
This patent can be commercialized as it will provide a unique investment opportunity in the field of nanomaterials production.
Prof. Saud is actively engaged in research projects in the area of nanocomposites such as the design of bullet proof vest utilizing carbon nanotubes. There are other military application projects involving carbon nanotubes.