Research Engineer

As its very first employee, Bob joined the Company (originally Durham Graphene Science) in 2012 as a part-time Process Engineer to oversee the technical input, as production moved from the Durham University labs into industrial scale.

Bob managed a team of process engineers as the Company grew, before becoming a Research Engineer to support the ongoing development within AGM’s Technical and Operations departments. Working on new and improved processes, Bob admits he is still learning at 64!

While there are too many highlights to mention, Bob is proud to have finally worked on a project in which every aspect is “new”. Having spent 30 years in larger companies which often shy away from this, AGM continues to innovate more than 10 years on!

Bob’s proudest achievement outside of work is being part of a fostering family, providing both short term care for children until they are placed in permanent adoption, as well as long term respite care for children with complex medical needs.

As a keen biker of nearly 50 years, Bob is also proud to have survived almost daily motorcycle journeys!

Operations Manager

As part of the management team, Tyrone plays pivotal role at the heart of the business as AGM expands its production capabilities and scales up to meet the growing commercial demand for its graphene products.

Having played rugby union for 25 years, Tyrone appreciates the importance of having the right players in the right roles. Using that experience, he has built a strong team within an operational structure that underpins the Company’s focus on quality control, assurance and health and safety.

Marketing Manager

As part of the growing Commercial team, Jen is responsible for managing AGM’s marketing and communication strategy to further establish its leading position in the development and commercialisation of graphene.

When not working, Jen is a proud mum and enjoys spending time with her family, going to live music concerts and travelling to new places whenever possible!

Office Administrator

Lesley is our Office Administrator, primarily assisting both the Finance and Sales Office Managers, and now has the latest qualifications relating to the transport of dangerous goods.

Outside of work, Lesley participates in her local Parkrun every Saturday, either running the course or volunteering as a course Marshal.  Having completed various 10k races and four half marathons, her next challenge is to run a full marathon!

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian has over 28 years’ experience in advanced composites materials product development, commercialisation and manufacturing leadership. He has worked at Applied Graphene Materials since January 2015, initially employed as Vice President Business Development, to promote the company’s presence and graphene applications technology in the North American high performance coatings and composites markets.

Prior to this role, Adrian worked within Cytec Industrial Materials as Global Business Development Director, President of their Process Materials business in California and as President of Umeco Structural Materials Inc in Oklahoma.

Before moving to the USA in 2002, he held roles at Advanced Composites Group Ltd covering General Business Management, Business Development, Research & Development Management activities and CML Group Ltd where he had technical responsibility for the establishment of their Composites Division.

Adrian holds a PhD in thermoplastics composites materials and a BSc in Materials Technology. Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2018.

Chief Financial Officier

David Blain is Chief Financial Officer at AGM and is responsible for all financial matters within the company, working with the CEO to deliver the AGM’s strategy.

David is most proud of the fantastic staff that are at AGM, helping us to commercially exploit the fantastic benefits that graphene offers. Away from the office, he likes to play cricket (still!), learning to play the drums and is developing an interest in astronomy following a spell of taking photos of the moon.

David can’t decide what he personal proudest achievement is, either from his cricketing exploits, including opening the batting with former West Indian International cricketer Desmond Haynes, representing Italy and his highest score of 165 or organising his own music festivals and playing the drums in front of 150 people at Blainfest.

Technical Director

William has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry and has served as a senior R&D executive with international experience across a number of sectors, including coatings, adhesives and composites.

Prior to joining AGM, he was Vice President of Technology & Strategy for Nuplex Industries with responsibility for innovation, technology strategy and intellectual property. In this role he led developments for both coating and composite applications, frequently collaborating with major developers such as Akzo Nobel, Sherwin Williams, Nipsea and AOC. Previous appointments include roles with Akzo Nobel Resins, Resinous Chemicals Ltd and Ciba Geigy.

Besides degrees in chemistry and polymer science William is also a Member of the Institute of Directors and serves on the committee of the Management Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Supply Chain and Sales Office Manager

Marie manages all of the Supply Chain and Sales Office functions at AGM.

Marie is really proud of the hard work and determination that everyone shows at AGM to ensure the company becomes a real success story, which plays an important role in each customer’s new product launch.

Outside of work Marie enjoys bike rides and walking in the hills with her young family. 

Marie has now completed the second year of her Chartered Management degree in Business Management, and is looking forward to completing her third year and making a difference with the implementation of the work-based project.

Research and Development Manager

Lynn is Research & Development Manager at AGM and leads a team of nine scientists and technologists. This team is responsible for the successful delivery of technical projects, customer collaborative projects and small scale customer samples. 

She’s most proud of seeing projects that have gone from being an idea to fully commercial systems that are available on the market. Outside of work her children make her proud every day, and Lynn is also involved in community projects in her home country, Zimbabwe. 

Business Development Manager – USA

John looks after our sales in North America. He is most proud of AGM’s ground-breaking technology and our great people! 

John’s proudest achievement is raising three sons who have all now became engineers with their own great families including seven grandchildren. Out of work he likes to visit those grandchildren, travelling to the US and Europe and a spot of gardening.

Applications & Industries

Our graphene and graphene dispersions are ideal for use across a number of applications and industries.

They can enhance existing products and enable higher performance across paints and coatings, batteries and energy storage, polymer composites and lubricants, waxes and polishes.

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Sustainable Graphene Applications

Sustainable Graphene Applications

Introducing the NEW Genable 1700 Series of eco-friendly graphene dispersions. A graphene-based environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional chemical additives that will improve the sustainability of your products without compromising on performance.…

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Car Care

Car Care

Car Care The addition of graphene into car care systems has significantly enhanced the properties of waxes, polishes and detailing products. The large surface area, barrier performance, low density, mechanical strength…

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Paints and coatings

Paints and coatings

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited for use as multi-functional additives in paints and coatings.

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Polymers and composites

Polymers and composites

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high performance, high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited to enhancing the mechanical and physical properties…

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Thermal Adhesives

Thermal Adhesives

A-GNP’s two-dimensional graphitic nature in nanoplatelet form can be employed to develop very light-weight and highly-thermal conductive materials.

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Lubricants and functional fluids

Lubricants and functional fluids

AGM have signed a Joint Development Agreement with German based oil company PURAGLOBE GmbH. Since entering into a formal JDA, PURAGLOBE and AGM have been collaborating to understand how AGM’s…

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