Nanomaterials Group

Anechioc Chamber Measurements in Korea

Anechioc Chamber Measurements in Korea

Antenna testing requires special conditions where no signal could interfere with the experiment. This could be achieved in anechoic chamber, a shielded room that creates a “quiet zone”. PhD Student Asya Sarycheva utilizes these anechoic chamber at Daejeon Techno park during her summer research visit in South Korea, allowing her to test novel MXene antennas to precisely define radiation properties.

 

 

Cover Art in ACS Applied Biomaterials

Please join me in congratulating Research Associate, Dr. Mykola Seredych, his 3 capable undergraduate assistants, Viktoriia, Paul and Bernard, as well as our former team members Fayan and Vadym and our collaborators in Brighton and elsewhere on a cover article. Their work was selected for the cover of the second issue of ACS Applied Biomaterials. This is our first paper in this new ACS journal.
M. Seredych, B. Haines, V. Sokolova, P. Cheung, F. Meng, L. Stone, L. Mikhalovska, S. Mikhalovsky, V. N. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, Graphene-Based Materials for the Fast Removal of Cytokines from Blood Plasma, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 1 (2), 436–443 (2018) 
View the cover and article here.

Congratulations to Dr. Chi Chen

Our former visiting student Chi Chen has successfully defended his PhD thesis and obtained a postdoctoral position at the University of Tokyo. Next month he will join Prof. Atsuo Yamada’s lab.  Prof. Yamada is a leading battery researchers and his group has been quite active in research on electrochemical applications of MXenes, especially in Na-ion batteries and capacitors. Congratulations to Chi!

Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Program Renewed

The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC). Drexel is the only American university partnered with the prestigious MESC program and is funded at approximately $3.4M for implementation and scholarships.

Begun in 2005 and re-booted as MESC+ this summer, the program is conducted through eight research institutions in six countries, giving graduate students a multicultural experience at some of the world’s leading energy laboratories — with courses taught entirely in English.

Read the full story here.

2018 George A. Roberts Scholarship and 2018 Clayton Family Scholarship

Congratulations to co-op researcher, Natalia Noriega Pedraza, who has just been awarded the 2018 George A. Roberts Scholarship from ASM.

The George A. Roberts Scholarship award provides $6,000 towards educational expenses for one academic year.  It is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who demonstrates exemplary academic and personal achievements, interest and potential in metallurgy or materials science and engineering, as well as financial need. The scholarship was established in 1995 by ASM Past President Dr. George A. Roberts to help further the education of students serving as role models in the field.

Natalia will attend the Materials Science & Technology Conference that is being held October 14-18, 2018, Columbus, OH to receive the award in person.

Natalia was also awarded a $3,000 scholarship, Clayton Family Scholarship from the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology. Congratulations!

 

High-impact work of MESC students

We are proud to have many MESC students study with us at Drexel. The European Master Course ‘Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion’ “MESC” is designed to provide a 2-year (120 ECTS) education program in Materials Science and Electrochemistry at 8 universities in 6 countries : France (Marseille, Toulouse, Amiens), Poland (Warsaw), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Spain (Bilbao), USA (Philadelphia) and Australia (Geelong). These universities host world-renowned, leading research laboratories in the field of energy-related materials.

PhD student and MESC alum, Kanit Hantanasirisakul, recently published paper is listed among the most cited articles in Advanced Electronic Materialshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/2199160X

Another recent paper from another MESC student (Cedric Couly) published in Advanced Electronic Materials is among Top 10 on Wiley’s Materials Views Chinese edition: https://www.materialsviewschina.com/2018/07/29367/
It’s interesting to note that two of those publications resulted from 6-month MS thesis research of MESC students (Kanit and Cedric).  We expect the same from our current MESC student, Pol, and with the first of his two papers being almost ready for submission, I have little doubt that his name will be in the news soon.
To learn more about the MESC program, click here.

Gogotsi Receives Highest H-Index Value Record in College of Engineering

Drexel Materials Professor Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has opened new possibilities for the application of nanomaterials, has received an h-index value of 100 from Google Scholar and other citation databases — the highest ever received by a professor within the College of Engineering.* The h-index classifies scholars according to the number of extant papers that have been cited by other scientists and publications. The Google Scholar distinction refers to Gogotsi’s papers published just since 2013.

 

Read the full story here.

Natalia Wins STLE Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate student, Maria Natalia Noriega, for being awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists & Engineers (STLE) in recognition of her academic and research excellence.