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!
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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Congratulations to NSF-REU student, Kevin Juan, who won the first place in the REU poster competition today. Kudos to his mentor Dr. Narendra Kurra and thanks to the NMG team for support.
PhD student and MESC alum, Kanit Hantanasirisakul, recently published paper is listed among the most cited articles in Advanced Electronic Materials: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/2199160X
Drexel Materials Professor Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has opened new possibilities for the application of nanomaterials, has received an h-index value of 100 from Google Scholar and other citation databases — the highest ever received by a professor within the College of Engineering.* The h-index classifies scholars according to the number of extant papers that have been cited by other scientists and publications. The Google Scholar distinction refers to Gogotsi’s papers published just since 2013.
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The Nanomaterials Group has been busy nurturing the next generation of materials scientists and engineers. For six months, the group played host to three honors seniors from Council Rock High School North. The students worked with PhD mentors Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski on MXene research projects. They presented their final projects in a group meeting and at two regional science fairs.
Our team of four undergraduate co-op students (Katya, Pavel, Jeremy and Riki) hit the ground running and research results are already coming at KAIST and KIST in South Korea. Our Korean partners are excited. Below are a few pictures of their time in Korea so far.
Current and past members of the Nanomaterials group attend the 1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University in Changchun, China.