Call for application and international participation in the AMPT Network is now open to address COVID-19 and future pandemic solutions using Advanced Materials

NASHVILLE, TN, May 26, 2020 /Neptune100/ — Advanced Materials firm C6 and the Advanced Materials Pandemic Task Force (AMPT) — an elite, non-political international task force formed to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and future public health emergencies at the global level — announces the AMPT Steering Committee members guiding the Task Force activities. The AMPT Steering Committee will provide the vision, strategy, coordination, and expert leadership needed to evaluate and fast track the use of Graphene and other Advanced Materials for the prevention and management of pandemics, while developing a solution for the new wave of technological and societal needs that will arise in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global health emergency.

Participating in the non-political scientific Steering Committee of the AMPT Task Force is;
● James Baker, CEO of Graphene Engineering & Innovation Center, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
● Dr. Antonio Castro Neto, Director of CA2DM National University of Singapore, Singapore
● Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, CEO & Managing Partner at C6 Advanced Material Firm, United States
● Dr. Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation Chalmers Industriteknik, Sweden
● Dr. Jiaxing Huang, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Northwestern University, United States
● John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Ltd., United States
● Dr. Frank Koppens, Professor and Group Leader, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain

“The forward looking, non-political international Steering Committee of the AMPT Task Force will provide the global vision and alignment and coordination needed to effectively evaluate and use Advanced Materials as solutions to the needs of the pandemic and post pandemic world.” said Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, CEO and Managing partner at C6 Advanced Material Firm.

“I urge everyone in the graphene and Advanced Materials sector to get on board with this global initiative and work together to develop, implement and fast track science based solutions and innovations as we fight this public health emergency.” said James Baker, CEO of Graphene Engineering & Innovation Center at University of Manchester.

In addition to announcing the AMPT Task Force Steering Committee, AMPT also announces the launch of the AMPT Network ( and a call for international participation to help in this global war on health and pandemic issues. The AMPT Network will assist in the development of an extensive Library of Knowledge and will in the future link to the development of a map that represents the technological and societal needs of the post pandemic world. Interested scientists, academics, testing facilities, commercial organizations, information clearing and other thought leading partners are invited to participate in this ground breaking and forward looking effort by submitting an application — subject to review and approval— at:

Dr Antonio Castro Neto, the Director of CA2DM at the National University of Singapore, further states: “An expansive international network of expertise, resources, material companies and organizations working together with vision and harmony will advance this global fight. As leaders in this field, we see an immediate need for participation and engagement at a global level.”

“Materials innovations over the past decades have impacted many facets of our society and changed the world. Science and innovation can also change the current pandemic-troubled world. A coordinated effort is key for the development of innovative solutions in this global war on Covid related issues and pandemics.” noted Dr. Frank Koppens, Professor and Group Leader at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain.

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AMPT (Advanced Materials Pandemic Task Force) is a global task force coming together to leverage and use advances in material science for the prevention and management of global health emergencies. Crossing boundaries and borders, transcending politics, territories, cultures and ideologies, organizations, nations and groups come together to share knowledge and resources for the betterment of human life. Advanced Materials are key to the next generation of tailorable, effective pandemic solutions. The AMPT network of scientific labs, advanced material companies, testing facilities, health organizations, and innovation consumers provides a path for fast tracking current Advanced Material solutions, offering a roadmap for the next generation of solutions and countermeasure methodologies to come.

C6 is a full-service Strategy & Implementation firm, architecting the Advanced Material Ecosystem. Discarding the outdated practices and models of Material market development, the firm helps clients forge the path to enable agile industry integration and adoption of Advanced Materials across different verticals globally and devise holistic forward thinking strategies that will propel the industry and the supply chain forward.

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