Meikang Han ranked #1 among all PhD candidates at NWPU in 2017

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 Selected for Drexel’s 40 Under 40

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!
Best Poster Prize to Tyler Mathis

Best Poster Prize to Tyler Mathis

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.

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!


Xuehang Wins Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Self-financed Abroad

Xuehang Wins Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Self-financed Abroad

Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Xuehang Wang, who has been awarded the ‘Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Self-financed Abroad,’ an award set up by the China Scholarship Council to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award is developed to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad. This award includes a 6,000-USD prize and a CSC-issued certificate.

Congratulations to Xuehang!


Graduate College Awards 2017

Congratulations to graduating Ph.D. students, Katie Van Aken and Evelyn (Chang) Ren, for receiving top awards from Drexel University, the Graduate College, and the College of Engineering.
Katie will be awarded the College of Engineering Award for Outstanding Promise and  Evelyn was  selected as the College of Engineering Award for Research Excellence. Both students will be recognized at the Graduate Student Day celebration on May 31, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium.
Congratulations to Katie and Evelyn!