Awards

Congratulations to NMG colleague and collaborator Professor Patrice Simon

Please join me in congratulating our great friend, excellent colleague and close collaborator Professor Patrice Simon, who has been selected to receive a 2015 Silver Medal from CNRS (French National Research Organization –
Centre national de la recherche scientifique) this year.   He is one of just two chemists in France who will be awarded this prestigious medal.   This is a great achievement and we look forward to future discoveries and joint papers with Patrice!
NMG Members Win NSF Visualization Challenge

NMG Members Win NSF Visualization Challenge

Wearable Power
“Wearable Power,” a poster which depicts research in turning carbon materials into wearable energy storage devices, been recognized by the National Science Foundation as a First Place winner in its 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. In addition, the poster by Kristy Jost, Babak Anasori, and Dr. Majid Beidaghi (advised by Prof. Genevieve Dion and Prof. Yury Gogotsi) was also selected as the People’s Choice winner.

Read more about Wearable Power and the visualization challenge on the Drexel COE website.

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Catching Up: 2013 Lindau Meeting

Catching Up: 2013 Lindau Meeting

Last year, Nanomaterials Group PhD candidate Kristy Jost was named a Graduate Student Award winner for the 2013 Lindau Meeting, giving her the opportunity to attend the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany in June. The 2013 meeting was focused on Chemistry and Chemistry-related fields. Jost works on developing “smart” and electronic textiles by combining high-tech fashion design techniques with advanced materials and nanotechnology, focusing primarily on integrated textile energy storage.

Jost attended the meeting and met with a number of Laureates (see photo below of her with 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laureate Dan Shechtman).

See the original NMG news post about Jost’s award here, or read her interview with journalist Gianna Grün here.

Kristy Jost with 2011 Chemistry Laureate Dan Shechtman
Kristy Jost with 2011 Chemistry Laureate Dan Shechtman

Van Aken Wins ACS “Nano” Design Contest

The Nanomaterials Group’s Katie Van Aken won the first ACS Publications “Nano” T-shirt design contest. Katie’s design will now become the official inspiration for a new ACS Publications “Nano” t-shirt. For more information about the contest and a photo of Katie’s winning design, see the ACS post here.

 

 

NMG Entry is Finalist in NSF Visualization Challenge

NMG Entry is Finalist in NSF Visualization Challenge

“Wearable Power,” by Kristy Jost, Babak Anasori, and Majid Beidaghi, has been selected as a finalist in its category in the National Science Foundation Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The entry is also eligible for the People’s Choice award – click here to vote.

Image credit: Kristy Jost, Babak Anasori, Majid Beidaghi, Genevieve Dion, Yury Gogotsi (A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, The Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory, Drexel University)
Image credit: Kristy Jost, Babak Anasori, Majid Beidaghi, Genevieve Dion, Yury Gogotsi (A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, The Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory, Drexel University)

The poster describes a collaborative research project that seeks to develop wearable energy storage to power future generations of electronic clothing. By combining expertise in Materials Science and Engineering (from Dr. Yury Gogotsi’s Nanomaterials Group) with cutting edge Fashion Design techniques (from Professor Genevieve Dion of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory), energy storing yarns can be developed in the nanomaterials laboratory and then transformed into fabrics in a state-of-the-art 3D computerized knitting facility.

Vote for "Wearable Power" in the People's Choice category here: https://nsf-scivis.skild.com/skild2/nsf2013/viewEntryDetail.action?pid=48996#
Vote for “Wearable Power” in the People’s Choice category: click here

Awards for visualization work are not new to Jost and Anasori. Jost was previously honored with Judges’, Community, and Public Choice Awards for her video Energy Textiles: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Integrated Electronics in “Smart” Garments in the 2012 NSF IGERT competition, and Anasori is a perpetual award-winner with his SEM images of two-dimensional materials (see “NMG Wins 5th Roland Snow Award” for his most recent win). Jost’s work was also recently featured in the Fall issue of Drexel Magazine (Hot Couture).

Vote for “Wearable Power” in the People’s Choice category today!

Related publications:

  • K. Jost, D. Stenger, C. R. Perez, J. K. McDonough, K. Lian, Y. Gogotsi, G. Dion, Knitted and screen printed carbon fiber EDLCs for applications in wearable electronics, Energy and Environmental Science, 6 (9), 2698 – 2705 (2013)
  • N. A. Vacirca, J. K. McDonough, K. Jost, Y. Gogotsi, T. P. Kurzweg, Onion-like Carbon and Carbon Nanotube Film Antennas, Applied Physics Letters, 103 (7), 073301 (2013)
  • K. Jost, C. R. Perez, J. McDonough, V. Presser, M. Heon, G. Dion, Y. Gogotsi, Carbon Coated Textiles for Flexible Energy Storage, Energy and Environmental Science, 4, 5060-5067 (2011)
Michael Naguib and Yury Gogotsi with the winning image, "The Carbon-Anatase Dog"

NMG Wins 5th Roland Snow Award

For the fifth time in the last decade, a Nanomaterials Group submission has won the Roland B. Snow Award at the annual American Ceramic Society meeting.

Michael Naguib and Yury Gogotsi with the winning image, "The Carbon-Anatase Dog"
Michael Naguib and Yury Gogotsi with the winning image, “The Carbon-Anatase Dog”

The Snow award is presented to the Best of Show winner of the Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. The competition is held during the ACerS Annual Meeting, with the winning poster published in an issue of the society’s Bulletin. This year’s winning submission, “The Carbon-Anatase Dog,” was created by Babak Anasori and Michael Naguib. Anasori also won the Snow award in 2012 for the submission “Green MXene Turtle.”

Congratulations to Babak and Michael!

Nanomaterials Group Congratulations MESC-8 Graduates

Nanomaterials Group Congratulations MESC-8 Graduates

Drexel University was well represented at the graduation of the 8th Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC) class in Amiens, France.

The Erasmus Mundus (MESC) program is a two-year degree program in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. It consists of three semesters of classes plus one semester for a Master thesis in a research laboratory in Europe, China or the U.S. Throughout the course of the program, students rotate among seven partner universities: University of Picardie Jules Verne (France); Paul Sabatier University (France); Aix-Marseille University (France); University of Cordoba (Spain), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); Xiamen University (China); and Drexel University. Each year, a number of students from the MESC program opt to perform their thesis research at Drexel.

The MESC-8 Drexel team. Left to right: Ivan Garcia Torregrosa, Muhammad Boota, Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Christopher Sole, Immanuel Mayrhuber
The MESC-8 Drexel team. Left to right: Ivan Garcia Torregrosa, Muhammad Boota, Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Christopher Sole, Immanuel Mayrhuber

The MESC 8 class sent four students to Drexel from January through August of 2013: Christopher Sole, Muhammad Boota, Ivan Garcia Torregrosa, and Immanuel Mayrhuber. The students worked with five different Drexel faculty throughout their time here: Drs. Yury Gogotsi, Michel Barsoum, Caglan Kumbur, Vibha Kalra, and Jason Baxter. In September they returned to Amiens to defend their theses, and Dr. Gogotsi was present for the defense and graduation ceremony. All four students successfully defended; Ivan was awarded the prize for best presentation, and placed third in the MESC-8 class. Christopher placed first.

The MESC-8 Graduating Class.
The MESC-8 Graduating Class.

The Nanomaterials Group was delighted to host these students for their thesis research and looks forward to welcoming students from MESC-9 in 2014. In addition, we encourage Drexel students to consider applying to the MESC program for their graduate studies. For more information, visit https://www.u-picardie.fr/come-to-the-upjv/mundus-mesc/ or contact Michelle Sipics.

Dr. Gogotsi and Christopher Sole with his poster.
Dr. Gogotsi and Christopher Sole with his poster.
Dr. Gogotsi, Muhammad Boota, and NMG collaborator Dr. Patrice Simon with Muhammad's poster.
Dr. Gogotsi, Muhammad Boota, and NMG collaborator Dr. Patrice Simon with Muhammad’s poster.