NMG News

Brain&Ukraine

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will present about science and its role in shaping the future at the Brain&Ukraine meeting on June 7th at 7pm in Kiev, Ukraine.  Learn more here.

Alumnus Wins Carbon Journal Prize

Congratulations to alumnus Dr. Boris Dyatkin winning the very prestigious international Carbon Journal Prize, given for the best PhD dissertation on carbon. The selection is done worldwide!
Boris is the third alum form our group winning it (Ranjan Dash and Sebastian Osswald are past recipients).

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!
International Research Showcase

International Research Showcase

Many of our students and researchers presented at this year’s Drexel University International Research Showcase.  Group members presented on our collaborative research conducted around the world, spanning South Korea, Saudi Arabia, France, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, to name a few.

See some photos from the showcase below:

Michelle Torelli Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Congratulations to our CBE undergraduate student Michelle Torelli for winning a prestigious and highly competitive Udall Scholarship: https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Michelle was selected as an Udall Scholar for the environment. This year, the Udall Foundation awarded scholarships to only  50 sophomores and juniors from 42 colleges and universities. The 2017 Udall Scholars were selected from among 494 candidates at 224 colleges and universities.
Michelle started to work on MXenes with our group as a STAR student after her freshman year, has already co-authored a paper in Nano Energy, started an international collaboration, and keeps rolling! We expect from her a breakthrough in catalytic applications of MXenes!
Prof. Yury Gogotsi Receives $2.2 Million Endowed Chair

Prof. Yury Gogotsi Receives $2.2 Million Endowed Chair

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose materials science research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute has opened up new possibilities for the applications of nanomaterials, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor at Drexel University. The professorship was established with a permanent endowment of $2.2 million that will be used to fund Gogotsi’s current and future research initiatives – Read the full story here.

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi!

ASM Liberty Bell Poster Award

ASM Liberty Bell Poster Award

Congratulations to PhD student, Tyler Mathis, and his co-aurthors, Katie, Kathleen and James Breslin, on winning the 2nd place in the ASM Liberty Bell section poster competition.  He presented a poster titled: “Effects of processing on the capacitive performance of onion-like carbon”.

Interaction of Polar and Nonpolar Polyfluorenes with Layers of Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbide (MXene): Intercalation and Pseudocapacitance

PhD Candidate, Muhammad Boota’s paper is among the most read articles in Chemistry of Materials in the past month. Congratulations to Boota and his co-authors!
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Publication Date (Web): February 27, 2017 (Article)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03933

ACS Nano

Our work published in ACS Nano has been featured in a story posted to the ORNL website (https://www.ornl.gov/news/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close), EurekAlert!, AAAS’s site for science journalists (https://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2017-03/drnl-tmm031417.phpand its DOE portalhttps://www.eurekalert.org/doe/), and Newswise for general assignment reporters (http://www.newswise.com/articles/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close-upand its DOE portalhttp://www.newswise.com/doescience/) It. has been picked up by various media. 
 
Mohamed Alhabeb, Katie Van Aken and our alum Michael Naguib are prominently featured in the article. Congratulations!