Dr. Elena Polyakova

Founder and CEO
Graphene Labs

Dr. Elena Polyakova founded Graphene Laboratories in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since founding Graphene Laboratories, the company has grown to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of graphene materials. Dr. Polyakova is an invited speaker at many international forums and conferences, and her input on the graphene industry is regularly published by journalists covering business and technology.

Dr. Polyakova has won numerous awards for her entrepreneurship, including Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch award (2011) and the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Islands’ Young Entrepreneur award (2012).

She received her Masters’ degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California. During Dr. Polyakova’s post-doctoral work at Columbia University, her work on graphene was published in many leading peer-reviewed journals, which she co-authored with Nobel and Kalvi prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. It was then that she realized the commercial potential of graphene, which led to the founding of Graphene Laboratories, Inc.