Kathleen Wins a Koerner Family Fellowship

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate, Kathleen Maleski, who has been awarded a prestigious Koerner Family Fellowship.  Sponsored by Robert M. and Paula W. Koerner (along with their children), the Koerner Family Fellowships are awarded to one graduate student per year in each department of the College of Engineering. Students that receive this award are recognized for their dedication to their doctoral studies and meet with their peers and donor during the academic year.  This is a great recognition of Kathleen’s outstanding work!



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!


Ariana Selected for 2018 Australia-Americas PhD Research Internship Program

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 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!