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Shaping the Future

Richard Kaner, Ph.D.

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Fax Number:

(310) 206-4038

Lab Number:

1 (310) 206-8393

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(310) 825-4208
1 (310) 825-5346

Laboratory Address:

Mol Sci Bldg 2220

Work Address:

Mol Sci Bldg 2515

Email Address:

kaner@chem.ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

rbk@chem.ucla.edu

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Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Science and Engineering

Member, California NanoSystems Institute

Researcher, Inorganic

Nanoscience and Materials


A Short Biography:

Professor Kaner received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the following professional societies: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Associate Editor for Materials Research Bulletin; member of the American Chemical Society; the Electrochemical Society; and the Materials Research Society.

Publications:

Maher F. El-Kady, Veronica Strong, Sergey Dubin, Richard B. Kaner   Laser Scribing of High-Performance and Flexible Graphene-Based Electrochemical Capacitors Science, 2012; 335(6074): 1326-1330.
Rasool HI, Song EB, Allen MJ, Wassei JK, Kaner RB, Wang KL, Weiller BH, Gimzewski JK   Continuity of graphene on polycrystalline copper Nano Lett, 2011; 11(1): 251-6.
Dubin S, Gilje S, Wang K, Tung VC, Cha K, Hall AS, Farrar J, Varshneya R, Yang Y, Kaner RB   A one-step, solvothermal reduction method for producing reduced graphene oxide dispersions in organic solvents ACS Nano, 2010; 4(7): 3845-52.
Liao Y, Li XG, Kaner RB   Facile Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Conducting Polymer Nanospheres ACS Nano, 2010; 4(9): 5193-202.
Wang Y, Tran HD, Liao L, Duan X, Kaner RB   Nanoscale morphology, dimensional control, and electrical properties of oligoanilines J Am Chem Soc, 2010; 132(30): 10365-73.
Bux SK, Fleurial JP, Kaner RB   Nanostructured materials for thermoelectric applications Chem Commun (Camb), 2010; 46(44): 8311-24.
Gilje S, Dubin S, Badakhshan A, Farrar J, Danczyk SA, Kaner RB   Photothermal deoxygenation of graphene oxide for patterning and distributed ignition applications Adv Mater, 2010; 22(3): 419-23.
Suzuki Y (Suzuki, Yoko)1, Levine JB (Levine, Jonathan B.)2,3, Migliori A (Migliori, Albert)1, Garrett JD (Garrett, Jim D.)4, Kaner RB (Kaner, Richard B.)3,2, Fanelli VR (Fanelli, Victor R.)1, Betts JB (Betts, Jonathan B.)1   Rhenium diboride's monocrystal elastic constants, 308 to 5 K JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA , 2010; 127(5): 2797-2801.
Wassei JK, Tung VC, Jonas SJ, Cha K, Dunn BS, Yang Y, Kaner RB.   Stenciling Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Fullerenes Using Elastomeric Lift-Off Membranes Adv Mater, 2010; 22(8): 897-901.
Kalantar-zadeh K, Tang J, Wang M, Wang KL, Shailos A, Galatsis K, Kojima R, Strong V, Lech A, Wlodarski W, Kaner RB   Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets Nanoscale, 2010; 2(3): 429-33.
Allen MJ, Tung VC, Kaner RB   Honeycomb Carbon: A Review of Graphene Chemical reviews, 2009; 110(1): 132-45.
Jonathan B. Levine, Sarah H. Tolbert, Richard B. Kaner   Advancements in the Search for Superhard Ultra-Incompressible Metal Borides ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 2009; 19(22): 3519-3533.
Allen MJ, Wang M, Jannuzzi SA, Yang Y, Wang KL, Kaner RB   Chemically induced folding of single and bilayer graphene Chem Commun (Camb), 2009; (41): 6285-7.
Bux, S.; Fleurial, J.-P.; Blair, R.; Gogna, P.; Caillat, T.; Kaner, R.   High Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Bulk Silicon and Silicon Germanium Materials and Devices for Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion, 2009; 53-8.
Tung, V. C. Chen, L. M. Allen, M. J. Wassei, J. K. Nelson, K. Kaner, R. B. Yang, Y.   Low-temperature solution processing of graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid materials for high-performance transparent conductors Nano Lett, 2009; 9(5): 1949-55.
Shafiei, M.; Arsat, R.; Yu, J.; Kalantar-zadeh, K.; Wlodarski, W.; Dubin, S.; Kaner, R.B.   Pt/graphene nano-sheet based hydrogen gas sensor IEEE Sensors, 2009; 395-8.
Fowler Jesse D, Allen Matthew J, Tung Vincent C, Yang Yang, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H   Practical chemical sensors from chemically derived graphene ACS nano, 2009; 3(2): 301-6.
Tung Vincent C, Allen Matthew J, Yang Yang, Kaner Richard B   High-throughput solution processing of large-scale graphene Nature nanotechnology, 2009; 4(1): 25-9.
Li Dan, Huang Jiaxing, Kaner Richard B   Polyaniline nanofibers: a unique polymer nanostructure for versatile applications Accounts of chemical research, 2009; 42(1): 135-45.
Levine Jonathan B, Nguyen Sandy L, Rasool Haider I, Wright Jeffrey A, Brown Stuart E, Kaner Richard B   Preparation and properties of metallic, superhard rhenium diboride crystals Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008; 130(50): 16953-8.
Tran Henry D, Wang Yue, D'Arcy Julio M, Kaner Richard B   Toward an understanding of the formation of conducting polymer nanofibers ACS nano, 2008; 2(9): 1841-8.
A.Z. Sadek, W. Wlodarski, K. Shin, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh   A polyaniline/WO3 nanofiber composite-based ZnO/64° YX LiNbO3 SAW hydrogen gas sensor Synthetic Metals, 2008; 158: 29-32 .
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh   Conductometric hydrogen gas sensors based on polypyrrole nanofibers IEEE Sensors, 2008; 8(4): 365-370.
H.-Y. Chung, M.B. Weinberger, J.-M. Yang, S.H. Tolbert and R.B. Kaner   Correlation between hardness and elastic moduli of the ultra-incompressible transition metal diborides RuB2, OsB2 and ReB2 Appl. Phys. Lett, 2008; 92: 261904.
D. Li and R.B. Kaner   Graphene-Based Materials Science, 2008; 320(5880): 1170-1171.
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh,   Hydrogen gas sensor fabricated from polyanisidine nanofibers deposited on 36°YX LiTaO3 layered surface acoustic wave transducer Proc. SPIE, 2008; 6799: 67991B-67998.
C.O. Baker, B. Shedd, P.C. Innis, P.G. Whitten, G.M.  Spinks, G.G. Wallace, and R.B. Kaner   Monolithic actuators from flash welded polyaniline nanofibers Adv. Mater, 2008; 20: 155-158 .
H. Qasim, A.Z. Sadek, R. Arsat, W. Wlodarski, I, Belski, R.B. Kaner, K. Kalantar-Zadeh   Optical and conductivity dependence on doping concentration of polyaniline nanofibers Proc. SPIE, 2008; 6800: 680012-1.
T. Lam, H. Tran, W. Yuan, Z. Yu, S.M. Ha, R. Kaner and Q. Pei   Polyaniline nanofibers as a novel electrode material for fault-tolerant dielectric elastomer actuators Proc. SPIE, 2008; 6927: 69270O-4 .
L. Al-Mashat, H.D. Tran, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-Zadeh   Polypyrrole nanofiber surface acoustic wave gas sensors Sensors and Actuators B, 2008; 134(2): 826-831 .
J.B. Levine, S.L. Nguyen, H.I. Rasool, J.A. Wright, S.E. Brown and R.B. Kaner   Preparation and properties of metallic, superhard rhenium diboride crystals J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2008; 130: 16953.
D. Li, B. Muller, S. Gilje, R.B. Kaner and G.G. Wallace,   Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets Nature Nanotechnology , 2008; 3: 101 - 105.
H.D. Tran, I. Norris, J.M. D'Arcy, H. Tsang, Y. Wang, B.R. Mattes and R.B. Kaner   Substituted polyaniline nanofibers produced via rapid initiated polymerization Macromolecules, 2008; 41(20): 7405-7410.
M.J. Allen, J.D. Fowler, V.C. Tung, Y. Yang, B.H. Weiller and R.B. Kaner,   Temperature dependent Raman spectroscopy of chemically derived graphene Appl. Phys. Lett, 2008; 93: 193119/1.
H.D. Tran, Y. Wang, J.M. D-Arcy and R.B. Kaner   Toward an understanding of the formation of conducting polymer nanofibers ACS Nano, 2008; 2(9): 1841?1848.
M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Chen, Z. Ren, J.-P. Fleurial, P. Gogna, M.Y. Tang, D. Vashaee, H. Lee, X. Wang, G. Joshi, G. Zhu, D. Wang, R. Blair, S. Bux and R.B. Kaner   ?Nanocomposites to enhance ZT in thermoelectrics? in Thermoelectric Power Generaton, Mater. Res Soc. Symp. Proc, 2008; 785(29): .
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B   Materials science. Graphene-based materials Science (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 320(5880): 1170-1.
Li Dan, Müller Marc B, Gilje Scott, Kaner Richard B, Wallace Gordon G   Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets Nature nanotechnology, 2008; 3(2): 101-5.
Gilje Scott, Han Song, Wang Minsheng, Wang Kang L, Kaner Richard B   A chemical route to graphene for device applications Nano letters, 2007; 7(11): 3394-8.
W. Wlodarski, A.Z. Sadek, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, C. Baker and R.B. Kaner   Camphor sulfonic acid doped polyaniline nanofiber based 64°YX LiNbO3 SAW hydrogen gas sensor, Proc. SPIE, 2007; 64141Q-64145Q.
R.J. Tseng, C.O. Baker, B. Shedd, J. Huang, J. Ouyang, R.B. Kaner and Y. Yang   Charge Transfer Effect in Polyaniline-Gold Nanoparticles Memory System Appl. Phys. Lett, 2007; 90(5): 53101-53104.
S. Virji, R.B. Kaner and B.H. Weiller   Detection of toxic chemicals for homeland security using polyaniline nanofibers? in ?Anti-Terrorism and Homeland Defense Polymers and Materials, American Chemical Society Symposium Series 980, 2007; 101-115.
A.Z. Sadek, W. Wlodarski, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, C. Baker and R.B. Kaner   Doped and dedoped polyaniline nanofiber based conductometric hydrogen gas sensors Sensors and Actuators A, 2007; 139: 53-57.
H. Kim, H.T. Hahn, L.M. Viculis and R.B. Kaner   Graphite/polystyrene nanocomposites: How intercalation stage affects electrical conductivity Carbon, 2007; 45(7): 1578-1582.
D. Li and R.B. Kaner   How nucleation affects the aggregation of nanoparticles J. Mater. Chem, 2007; 17: 2279-2282.
E.H.L. Falcao, R.G. Blair, J.J. Mack, L.M. Viculis, C.-W. Kwon, M. Bendikov, R.B. Kaner, B.S. Dunn, and F. Wudl   Microwave exfoliation of a graphite intercalation compound Carbon, 2007; 45(6): 1364-1366.
L. Hu,  G. Gruner, D. Li, R.B. Kaner and J. Cech   Patternable transparent carbon nanotube films for electrochromic devices J. Appl. Phys, 2007; 101(1): 16102-16105.
R.B. Kaner   Periodic Table,, McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 2007; 10: .
A.Z. Sadek, C. Baker, D.A. Powell, W. Wlodarski, R.B. Kaner and K. Kalantar-zadeh   Polyaniline nanofiber based surface acoustic wave gas sensors ? effect of nanofiber diameter on H2 response IEEE Sensors, 2007; 7(2): 213-221 .
H.-Y. Chung, M.B. Weinberger, J.B. Levine, A. Kavner, J.-M. Yang, S.H. Tolbert and R.B. Kaner   Synthesis of ultra-incompressible superhard rhenium diboride at ambient pressure Science, 2007; 316(5823): 436-439.
Gallon Benjamin J, Kojima Robert W, Kaner Richard B, Diaconescu Paula L   Palladium nanoparticles supported on polyaniline nanofibers as a semi-heterogeneous catalyst in water Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 2007; 46(38): 7251-4.
Chung Hsiu-Ying, Weinberger Michelle B, Levine Jonathan B, Cumberland Robert W, Kavner Abby, Yang Jenn-Ming, Tolbert Sarah H, Kaner Richard B   Synthesis of ultra-incompressible superhard rhenium diboride at ambient pressure Science (New York, N.Y.), 2007; 316(5823): 436-9.
Virji Shabnam, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H   Direct electrical measurement of the conversion of metal acetates to metal sulfides by hydrogen sulfide Inorganic chemistry, 2006; 45(26): 10467-71.
Virji Shabnam, Kaner Richard B, Weiller Bruce H   Hydrogen sensors based on conductivity changes in polyaniline nanofibers The journal of physical chemistry. B, 2006; 110(44): 22266-70.
Tran, H. D. Kaner, R. B.   A general synthetic route to nanofibers of polyaniline derivatives Chem Commun (Camb), 2006; volume(37): 3915-7.
Tran Henry D, Kaner Richard B   A general synthetic route to nanofibers of polyaniline derivatives Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2006; 110(37): 3915-7.
Mack Julia J, Tari Susanne, Kaner Richard B   Enhanced solid-state metathesis routes to carbon nanotubes Inorganic chemistry, 2006; 45(10): 4243-6.
Huang, J Kaner, RB   The intrinsic nanofibrillar morphology of polyaniline Chemical Communications , 2006; (4): 367-76.
Li, D. Kaner, R. B.   Shape and aggregation control of nanoparticles: not shaken, not stirred J Am Chem Soc, 2006; 128(3): 968-75.
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B   Shape and aggregation control of nanoparticles: not shaken, not stirred Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006; 128(3): 968-75.
Huang Jiaxing, Kaner Richard B   The intrinsic nanofibrillar morphology of polyaniline Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2006; 45(4): 367-76.
Li, D Kaner, RB   Processable stabilizer-free polyaniline nanofiber aqueous colloids Chemical Communications, 2005; (26): 3286-8.
Li Dan, Kaner Richard B   Processable stabilizer-free polyaniline nanofiber aqueous colloids Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 2005; 128(26): 3286-8.
Tseng Ricky J, Huang Jiaxing, Ouyang Jianyong, Kaner Richard B, Yang Yang   Polyaniline nanofiber/gold nanoparticle nonvolatile memory Nano letters, 2005; 5(6): 1077-80.
Kaner, RB Gilman, JJ Tolbert, SH   Materials science. Designing superhard materials Science, 2005; 308(5726): 1268-9.
Cumberland, RW Weinberger, MB Gilman, JJ Clark, SM Tolbert, SH Kaner, RB   Osmium diboride, an ultra-incompressible, hard material Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005; 127(20): 7264-5.
Huang, J. Kaner, R. B.   Nanofiber formation in the chemical polymerization of aniline: a mechanistic study Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2004; 43(43): 5817-21.
Huang, J Kaner, RB   Flash welding of conducting polymer nanofibres Nature materials. , 2004; 3(11): 783-6.
Jiaxing Huang, Shabnam Virji, Bruce H. Weiller and Richard B. Kaner   "Nanostructured Polyaniline Sensors" (invited "Concept" paper), Chem. Eur. J, 2004; 10: 1314.
Shabnam Virji, Jiaxing Huang, Richard B. Kaner and Bruce H. Weiller   "Polyaniline Nanofibers as Gas Sensors: Response to Classes of Vapors and Comparison to Thin Films", Nano Lett, 2004; 4(3): 591.
Huang, J. Kaner, R. B.   Flash welding of conducting polymer nanofibres Nat Mater, 2004; 3(11): 783-6.
Huang, J Virji, S Weiller, BH Kaner, RB   Nanostructured polyaniline sensors Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) , 2004; 10(6): 1314-9.
Huang, J Kaner, RB   A general chemical route to polyaniline nanofibers Journal of the American Chemical Society. , 2004; 126(3): 851-5.
Jiaxing Huang, Veronica M. Egan, Hailan Guo, Jeong-Yeol Yoon, Alejandro L. Briseno, Iris E. Rauda, Robin L. Garrell, Charles M. Knobler, Feimeng Zhou and Richard B. Kaner   "Enantioselective Discrimination of D- and L-Phenylalanine by Chiral Polyaniline Thin Films", Adv. Mater, 2003; 15(1158): .
Janes, R. A. Low, M. A. Kaner, R. B.   Rapid solid-state metathesis routes to aluminum nitride Inorg Chem, 2003; 42(8): 2714-9.
Viculis, L. M. Mack, J. J. Kaner, R. B.   A chemical route to carbon nanoscrolls Science, 2003; 299(5611): 1361.
Huang, J. Virji, S. Weiller, B. H. Kaner, R. B.   Polyaniline nanofibers: facile synthesis and chemical sensors J Am Chem Soc, 2003; 125(2): 314-5.
R.B. Kaner   Gas, liquid and enantiomeric separations using polyaniline, Synth. Met, 2002; 125(65): .
Ding, Z., Viculis, L., Cronin, S., Koga, T., Dresselhaus, M., Huang, S.-C. and Kaner, R.B.   Solution chemical routes to two-dimensional bismuth tellurides for thermoelectric applications , Thin films: preparation, characterization applications, Kluwer Academic Press, 2002; 157-169.
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