Nanomaterials Group

Maria Lukatskaya Awarded Hill Fellowship & MRS Gold Award

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Maria Lukatskaya who won the MRS Graduate Students Gold Award. This is the highest recognition for graduate students working in the materials field. Maria was competing against the preselected best PhD students from the very best universities in the world and she won. This is a great achievement!

Maria was also awarded the prestigious and very competitive Hill Fellowship from the College of Engineering.  This is a recognition of excellent research that she has been doing over the past 3 years.

Congratulations to our STAR student Michelle Torelli

Congratulations to our STAR student Michelle Torelli, whose poster titled “Free-standing MXene/Metal Oxide Composite Paper as a Flexible Anode for Li-ion Batteries” (authors: Michelle Torelli, Mengqiang Zhao, & Yury Gogotsi) received the 1st place award at the 15th Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Annual Student Poster Session Hosted by ACS and YCC at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA, 31 March 2015.

Congratulations to NMG colleague and collaborator Professor Patrice Simon

Please join me in congratulating our great friend, excellent colleague and close collaborator Professor Patrice Simon, who has been selected to receive a 2015 Silver Medal from CNRS (French National Research Organization –
Centre national de la recherche scientifique) this year.   He is one of just two chemists in France who will be awarded this prestigious medal.   This is a great achievement and we look forward to future discoveries and joint papers with Patrice!
Dr. Gogotsi Discusses Lithium Batteries for Newsworks

Dr. Gogotsi Discusses Lithium Batteries for Newsworks

Drexel Prof. Yury Gogotsi (Marilyn D'Angelo/for NewsWorks)
NM Director Dr. Yury Gogotsi (Marilyn D’Angelo/for NewsWorks)

Following the explosion of a laptop’s lithium ion battery pack last weekend, Dr. Gogotsi spoke with Newsworks to explain the science of lithium batteries and the safety features that are designed for their use.

You can read about the discussion or listen to the full audio of the discussion on the Newsworks website.

Freshman Engineering Project Prototypes Electrochemical Flow Capacitor

Freshman Engineering Project Prototypes Electrochemical Flow Capacitor

Prototype of the electrochemical flow capacitor, assembled by Alex McBride, Conrad Schmidt, Sara Braun, Tapiwanashe Ndlovu and Grace Womack
Prototype of the electrochemical flow capacitor, assembled by Alex McBride, Conrad Schmidt, Sara Braun, Tapiwanashe Ndlovu and Grace Womack

Building on ideas first laid out by the Nanomaterials Group two years ago, a group of freshman engineering students assembled the first prototype of the electrochemical flow capacitor.

The students, from the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering, worked under the mentorship of NMG PhD student Kelsey Hatzell, whose work primarily focuses on the EFC. The students showed their prototype storing energy collected from a solar cell, as well as the EFC powering an LED.

The students created a video documenting their project. Watch it below or click here to view it on YouTube.

 


 

Congratulations to the team for their hard work and success!