Carbon nanocomposites refer to a class of material produced by embedding a low-dimensional carbon material (take for example 1D carbon nanotubes or 2D graphene) into a matrix of either polymer, ceramic, or metal. CNT and graphene are known to have an excellent electrical conductivity and their surfaces can be functionalized as well. This makes them suitable for a wide range of applications from sensing to wound dressing!. Over the past few years in collaboration with Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), we have been developing piezo-resistive sensors based on CNT nanocomposites for motion detection as well as volatile organic compounds (VOC) sensor.
See our recent paper here to learn more about the subject.