On February 26, 2018, the Drexel University Libraries and the Office of the Provost hosted the sixth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event. This year, the event honored a total of 77 Drexel authors with publications in 2017. All 5 individuals honored from the College of Engineering who were recognized for publishing Highly Cited (Web of Science) papers in 2017 were from our MSE department. Read the full story here.
Congratulations to all of the authors!
Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate, Ariana Levitt, who was selected to participate in the NSF 2018 Australia-Americas PhD Research Internship Program. During this eight-week program, Ariana will be conducting research with Dr. Joselito Razal at the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. She will be continuing her work on the development of MXene-based electrospun fibers for smart textile applications.
Congratulations to Ariana!
Meikang Han, our visiting student from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) in Xi’an, China, has been ranked #1 among all PhD candidates at NWPU in 2017. The rank depends on student’s achievements in the past year (papers, patents, funding, etc.). In 2017, he published 11 papers (4 first-author papers and 7 co-authored papers, 3 papers are Highly Cited in Web of Science – top 1%), obtained 3 patents and obtained 3 different fellowships/grants in support of his study/research.
Meikang has also been nominated for an Outstanding Student Award from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China for his work on electromagnetic applications of 2D materials. This is a high-level national award given to no more than ten graduate students every year. Congratulations!
Kristy Jost (PhD, 2015, at 3M now) has been selected for a very prestigious annual “40 Under 40” award. She will be featured along with other outstanding alumni in Drexel Magazine, the magazine of Drexel University’s 150,000 alumni. Now in its sixth year, the “40 Under 40” program has recognized many outstanding young alumni who are making a mark in their professions and community.
Honorees will be presented in the winter/spring 2018 edition of Drexel Magazine and invited to a special reception during Alumni Weekend. Last year’s “40 Under 40” included entrepreneurs, activists and artists. Davide Mattia and Michael Naguib are the most recent recipients of this award. Great to see the tradition continuing. Our alumni achieve a lot of success after graduation!
Congratulations to Kristy on her selection!
Congratulations to PhD student, Tyler Mathis, for winning the Best Poster prize for Symposium 7 (Supercapacitors from Materials and Processes to Applications) during the ISE meeting last week.
PhD Candidate Boota appears in the summer 2018 issue of The Electrochemical Society quarterly magazine Interface, in recognition of winning the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award.
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!
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!
Kiev Polytechic (now National Technical University) presented an honorary doctorate to Prof. Yury Gogotsi this week. Also, the I. N. Frantsevich Institute of Materials Science, of the National Academy of Sciences, also presented Prof. Gogotsi with an Honorary Professorship.
Congratulations on these great honors!