NMG News

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.

Amanda Pentecost Attends Material Advantage’s Congressional Visits Day

NMG group member, Amanda Pentecost, and fellow MSE students traveled to the Material Advantage’s Congressional Visits Day on April 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The students met with local congressional staffers and discuss how federal STEM funding has positively affected them allowed the students to perform incredible, groundbreaking research at Drexel.

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.

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!