What do you believe the future holds for graphene-enhanced polymers?
– I think graphene will be common in polymers in the future, especially in applications where you need combined properties g. strength and electrical conductivity. The use of graphene within the composite industry will grow steadily, but it takes time for new materials to get established on the market. Take carbon fiber for example, a couple of decades ago, no one knew about it, and now it is commonly used to manufacture light and strong constructions for cars and boats etcetera.
Finally, what will you do now that you are retiring?
– I will be a happy retiree enjoying the feeling of freedom. I would love to travel with my wife, but it will have to wait until the pandemic is over. I also look forward to the little things, like having time to watch morning shows on TV instead of going to work on a cold November day. But I will miss work to, especially my coworkers, but I will see them every now and then and I have some thoughts about maybe becoming a consultant for 2D fab in the future. But first I will enjoy my retirement for a while!
Thank you for your years of hard work and dedication Sören, and congratulations on your retirement!