Retired K-State professor is still teaching and innovating

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Retired K-State professor is still teaching and innovating
June 20, 2024

Retired K-State professor is still teaching and innovating

Although Sorensen has worked primarily as an educator, he is still a scientist. He said in the mid-2000s, he “discovered a process to make graphene, which is a form of carbon.” Sorensen said graphene is a single layer of graphite used to strengthen other materials.

“It’s a remarkable material with lots of marvelous properties, but nobody’s been able to make it really well, economically, with a small environmental footprint, so that it could come into the marketplace,” Sorensen said. “But my discovery is certainly pointing in that direction.”

Sorensen is vice president for research and development at HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a manufacturer of graphene and other nanomaterials.

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