Nanomaterials Group

NSF REU Poster Session

NSF REU Poster Session

Congratulations to all 2017 NSF REU participants on a successful summer and poster session.  Our REU student, Noah Snider (mentored by PhD Candidate Tyler Mathis), won second place during today’s poster session.  Our collaborator, REU Student Greg Van Aken (Advisor Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva), won the Best Poster Prize.  Congratulations to all!

Learn more about the Drexel IEXE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADS (REU) program   here.

2017 Visit to NNFC-KAIST

2017 Visit to NNFC-KAIST

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Drexel students participate in the International Workshop on Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS 2017)  at KAIST on August 3, 2017.  Prof. Gogotsi’s talk was titled, “2D Metallic Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) and Advancement of Technology.“ View the full meeting program here.

Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.

The team, led by Yury Gogotsi, PhD,Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, created the new electrode designs from a highly conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene. Their design could make energy storage devices like batteries, viewed as the plodding tanker truck of energy storage technology, just as fast as the speedy supercapacitors that are used to provide energy in a pinch — often as a battery back-up or to provide quick bursts of energy for things like camera flashes. Read the full press release here.

Nick Trainor Wins 2017 Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher, Nick Trainor, who has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship, chosen by the Awards Committee of the Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society. Presentation of a plaque and the $2000 scholarship check will take place during the ACerS Electronics Division business meeting at the MS&T conference in Pittsburgh this October.  Congratulations to Nick!

Congratulations to STAR Student William Reil

Congratulations to STAR Student William Reil

William Reil, STAR undergraduate student, has been selected as the winner of the Unexpected Discoveries Presentation Competition. He received an award certificate and $100 Amazon gift card for his presentation titled “The MXene dog”.
This competition is designed and run by Dr. Babak Anasori, to promote critical thinking and encourage thinking outside the box. The competition consists of a ~5-10 minute presentation about how research can  solve  daily problems and encourage students to speculate about undiscovered potential applications of the research. The students presentations were evaluated by all the DNI group members.
Congratulations again to William!

 

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides

Our MXene paper has been selected as one of the most significant publications in the field of low-dimensional materials published in ACS Nano in the past decade:

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides 
Michael Naguib, Olha Mashtalir, Joshua Carle, Volker Presser, Jun Lu, Lars Hultman, Yury Gogotsi*, and Michel W. Barsoum* ACS Nano20126 (2), pp 1322–1331 DOI: 10.1021/nn204153h

Congratulations to all authors of this excellent publication, which has already been awarded a Ross Coffin Purdy award from the American Ceramic Society for the most significant contribution to ceramic literature.
ISEE CAP 2017

ISEE CAP 2017

Prof. Gogotsi and colleagues attend the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECap), July 10-14, 2017 in Jena, Germany.

Prof. Gogotsi presented a Keynote Lecture titled, “Freestanding carbon composite electrodes for electrochemical capacitors.”

New Nature Energy Article

Congratulations to our team of our current and former students and post-docs led by Dr. Maria Lukatskaya on publishing a very important article that opens new avenues for high-rate, high-energy storage not only for MXenes, but for pseudocapacitive materials in general:

M. R. Lukatskaya, S. Kota, Z. Lin, M.-Q. Zhao, N. Shpigel, M. D. Levi, J. Halim, P.-L. Taberna, M. W. Barsoum, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Ultra-high-rate pseudocapacitive energy storage in two-dimensional transition metal carbides, Nature Energy, 2, 17105 (2017)
The Drexel press release can be found here: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/July/MXene-electrode/