Elena Polyakova serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab, and was instrumental in bringing the first graphene filament to market. She is also co-founder of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. where she has served as CEO and President since 2009, pioneering the commercial graphene production market. Polyakova has grown the company's client base substantially in the past six years. Her expertise in 2D materials has gained wide publicity from news publishers such as such as BBC and Bloomberg. Polyakova has co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.