NMG News

New Paper in Nature

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate, Tyler Mathis, Dr. Babak Anasori and our former team member Dr. Mengqiang Zhao on publishing a nice paper in Nature. This work results from collaboration with Prof. Shu Yang’s group at UPenn.
Y. Xia, T. Mathis, M.-Q. Zhao, B. Anasori, A. Dang, Z. Zhou, H. Cho, Y. Gogotsi, S. Yang, Thickness Independent Capacitance of Vertically Aligned Liquid Crystalline MXenes, Nature, 557, 409–412 (2018)
Here is a link to a view-only version of our paper: https://rdcu.be/OqOM
Undergraduate Research Co-Ops Travel to Korea

Undergraduate Research Co-Ops Travel to Korea

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials is proud to send the first cohort of 4 undergraduate researchers to South Korea for a 5-month research co-op. The students will be working with colleagues at NNFC-KAIST and KIST on individual research projects led by Drexel faculty.  This collaboration is part of the NNFC-Drexel Nano2Co-op Center, funded by the NRF and supported by Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC), Office of International Programs, College of Engineering, and the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.


Research Removes Obstacle to Lasers and Computers Working at Speed of Light

Colleagues at Clemson recently released a story about our collaborative research. This work started about two years ago, with  Dr. Vadym Mochalin, and was completed relatively recently.  The original paper was published in the flagship materials science journal, Advanced Materials:
Y. Dong, S. Chertopalov, K. Maleski, B. Anasori, L. Hu, S. Bhattacharya, A. M. Rao, Y. Gogotsi, V.N. Mochalin, R. Podila, Saturable absorption in 2D Ti3C2 MXene thin films for passive photonic diodes, Advanced Materials, 30, 1705714 (2018)

STAR Scholar Program 2018

Drexel students who have been selected for the 2018 STAR Scholar Summer program can email our research group to find out about available STAR projects for this summer.

Email dt372@drexel.edu to learn more.

17th annual  C. F. “Chuck” Burns Graduate Student Poster Contest

Congratulations to Asia and Tyler on their poster awards at the 17th annual  C. F. “Chuck” Burns Graduate Student Poster Contest of the Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM International last Thursday night.
Tyler’s poster title is “Thickness independent capacitance in vertically aligned transition metal carbides” (3rd place). Co-authors: Yu Xia, Mengqiang Zhao, Babak Anasori, Alei Dang, Zehang Zhou, Hyesung Cho, Randall Kamien, and Shu Yang.

Asia’s poster title is “2D titanium carbide (MXene) dipole antennas and RFID tag” (1st place). Co-authors: Alessia Polemi, Mohamed Alhabeb, L. (Joe) Yuqiao, Kapil Dandekar, and Babak Anasori.
Congratulations to all co-authors who helped in this award-winning research!
Congratulations to Dr. Meikang Han

Congratulations to Dr. Meikang Han

Congratulations to visiting researcher, Meikang Han, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis in at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China. We expect him to come back in a few weeks as a post-doctoral researcher.

Below is a picture of Meikang with his doctoral advisor, Prof. Yin (4th from the left).

Tis Lahiri Seminar and Visit to Vanderbilt

Tis Lahiri Seminar and Visit to Vanderbilt

Prof. Yury Gogotsi presented the Tis Lahiri Memorial seminar at Vanderbilt University on April 9, 2018. Past lectures have been given by members of national academies and top researchers in ChemE and MSE fields, such as Nicholas Peppas, Karen Gleason, and Kristi Anseth among others.  This lecture attracts broadly from a number of departments at Vanderbilt.

Prof. Gogotsi also had the opportunity to see DNI alumna, Dr. Kelsey Hazell and her team of PhD students!  Her group produced 3 papers in her first year at Vanderbilt.  Just yesterday, Kelsey won another NSF grant, so her group will keep growing.


Kathleen Wins a Koerner Family Fellowship

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate, Kathleen Maleski, who has been awarded a prestigious Koerner Family Fellowship.  Sponsored by Robert M. and Paula W. Koerner (along with their children), the Koerner Family Fellowships are awarded to one graduate student per year in each department of the College of Engineering. Students that receive this award are recognized for their dedication to their doctoral studies and meet with their peers and donor during the academic year.  This is a great recognition of Kathleen’s outstanding work!