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Council Rock H.S. North Features Trip to Drexel

CR North Honors Experimental Research in STEM students had the opportunity to visit the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University on Tuesday. Drexel University doctoral students and professors discussed their research and toured the students through the cutting edge labs. The students also enjoyed demos and did experiments to explore the properties of various materials. Several North students worked last year in Drexel’s research labs, and this relationship will continue this year.

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Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the group reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

Read the full press release here.

Gogotsi Receives Chinese Government Friendship Award

Gogotsi Receives Chinese Government Friendship Award

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi, who received the Chinese Government Friendship Award.

The award was presented by Vice-Premier He LIU yesterday. The program culminated in a reception in the Hall of the People given by Premier Li on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of P.R. China. The group of awardees was featured on Chinese Central Television (CCTV) and other TV stations yesterday and today.

Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.  Read the full story here: https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2018/September/MXene-spray-antennas/

Here is the link to the YouTube video that’s embedded in it as well:
This new publication is receiving international coverage from around the globe. View some partner stories here:
A. Sarycheva, A. Polemi, Y. Liu, K. Dandekar, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) for Wireless Communication, Science Advances, 4, eaau0920 (2018)
Anechioc Chamber Measurements in Korea

Anechioc Chamber Measurements in Korea

Antenna testing requires special conditions where no signal could interfere with the experiment. This could be achieved in anechoic chamber, a shielded room that creates a “quiet zone”. PhD Student Asya Sarycheva utilizes these anechoic chamber at Daejeon Techno park during her summer research visit in South Korea, allowing her to test novel MXene antennas to precisely define radiation properties.

 

 

Cover Art in ACS Applied Biomaterials

Please join me in congratulating Research Associate, Dr. Mykola Seredych, his 3 capable undergraduate assistants, Viktoriia, Paul and Bernard, as well as our former team members Fayan and Vadym and our collaborators in Brighton and elsewhere on a cover article. Their work was selected for the cover of the second issue of ACS Applied Biomaterials. This is our first paper in this new ACS journal.
M. Seredych, B. Haines, V. Sokolova, P. Cheung, F. Meng, L. Stone, L. Mikhalovska, S. Mikhalovsky, V. N. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, Graphene-Based Materials for the Fast Removal of Cytokines from Blood Plasma, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 1 (2), 436–443 (2018) 
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Congratulations to Dr. Chi Chen

Our former visiting student Chi Chen has successfully defended his PhD thesis and obtained a postdoctoral position at the University of Tokyo. Next month he will join Prof. Atsuo Yamada’s lab.  Prof. Yamada is a leading battery researchers and his group has been quite active in research on electrochemical applications of MXenes, especially in Na-ion batteries and capacitors. Congratulations to Chi!

Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Program Renewed

The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC). Drexel is the only American university partnered with the prestigious MESC program and is funded at approximately $3.4M for implementation and scholarships.

Begun in 2005 and re-booted as MESC+ this summer, the program is conducted through eight research institutions in six countries, giving graduate students a multicultural experience at some of the world’s leading energy laboratories — with courses taught entirely in English.

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