Since Andre Geim et. al. mechanically exfoliated the first sheets of graphene in 2004 at the University of Manchester in the U.K., work that would win them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, research interest in grapheme materials has increased at an exponential rate. Our group is working on many interesting fronts of graphene research including: Solvent interfacial trapping method to exfoliate pristine graphene sheets, for use in polymer composite material, and the oxidation of graphite to graphene oxide. Each of these research areas have various potential applications while also furthering the understanding of graphene as a whole.