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Graphene nanosheets possess extraordinary physical and electrical properties with enormous potential for applications in microelectronics, photonic devices and nanocomposite materials. However, single graphene platelets tend to undergo agglomeration, which significantly compromises the final material properties. One of the strategies to overcome this problem is to modify graphene (or graphene oxide) with polymer brushes. The present Highlight article from Albert Badri, Michael R. Whittaker, and Per B. Zetterlund on page 2981 describes research efforts to date in this area, focusing on the use of controlled/living radical polymerization techniques.