Nanomaterials Group

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

Prof. Yury Gogotsi has been named a 2015 Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters.  This distinction is awarded  due to the number of citations a researcher’s work has received from  fellow researchers. Congratulations to all!

Prof. Gogotsi Appointed as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Prof. Yury Gogotsi has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  RSC is a very large professional society with about 51,000 members. According to Wikipedia ( :

“The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows of the society who have made major contributions to chemistry and other interface disciplines. The names of Fellows are published each year in The Times (London).” Congratulations

Atomically Thin Films Grow In Number

Check Out Top Research of 2015 selected by C&EN: Atomically Thin Films Grow In Number2-D Materials: New methods for preparing the materials could lead to smaller, faster electronics, by Mitch Jacoby

You’ll see a picture from our MXene article published in the October issue of ACS Nano:
B. Anasori Y. Xie, M. Beidaghi, J. Lu, B. Hosler, L. Hultman, P. Kent, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional, Ordered, Double Transition Metals Carbides (MXenes), ACS Nano9 (10) 9507–9516 (2015) (cover article)
Congratulations to Babak and his co-authors!

Most Downloaded Articles

Congratulations to Boris on his paper with our former team member and currently Professor at TU Darmstadt Bastian Etzold.  The paper titled “Synthesis of carbon core–shell pore structures and their performance as supercapacitors” is on the list of the most downloaded articles from Microporous and Mesoporous Materials for the past 90 days:

New Publication in Advanced Energy Materials

Congratulations to Xiuqiang and his co-authors  Taron, Mengqiang and Katie on publication of their paper in one of the top journals in our field – Advanced Energy Materials (Impact Factor: 16.146). This is our 4th paper in this journal in 2015, but our first ever paper on MoS2. Thanks to Xiuqiang and his advisor from Sydney Prof. Guoxiu Wang for expanding the range of 2D materials that we have access to.

Pacifichem Meeting

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be attending the Pacifichem meeting of the American Chemical Society in Honolulu this week. He will be giving an invited talk, participating in the ACS Nano Editors meeting and meeting with collaborators.

Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents.

Read the full press release here.

Congratulations to Prof. Bastian Etzold!

Congratulations to DNI alum and former Humboldt Fellow, Prof. Bastian Etzold, who since Dec. 1 has started as full professor for chemical technology at the Technical University Darmstadt. He also was successful with attracting an ERC Consolidator Grant, a very notable accomplishment. Congratulations to Bastian!