2015 Electrochemical Society Meeting in Chicago

Congratulations to Maria Lukatskaya and her co-authors Michael Ghidiu, Olha Mashtalir, Chang (Evelyn) Ren, Mengqiang Zhao, and Yohan Dall’Agnese, who won the 2nd place in the Student Poster Competition at the Electrochemical Society Meeting in Chicago for their poster titled: “Cation Intercalation and High Volumetric Capacitance of Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbide”. Our group is represented in Chicago by 5 people from Drexel plus 1 from France (Yohan Dall’Agnese – dual degree PhD student), who all presented papers and posters, including an invited talk delivered by Vadym.

Katie Van Aken Selected for Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Award

Congratulations to Katie Van Aken, who has been awarded an Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Award.  The award is given to students who demonstrate both active involvement and leadership in University activities and community organizations as demonstrated through commitment of time and roles of responsibility. Nominees should also be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.    Katie is certainly a leader in both, research and outreach activities.

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.