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Success at MS&T 2017

Success at MS&T 2017

At the MS&T Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, our group enjoyed many successes. Babak, Saleesha, and Pavel won the 1st place in the Ceramographic Competition for their MXene Lion image.  Babak also delivered an excellent invited talk on “2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) for Green Technologies.” Finally, undergraduate researcher Nick Trainor received the Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship from the Electronics Division of ACerS.

 

Changbai Mountain Friendship Award

Changbai Mountain Friendship Award

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi, who a received a Changbai Mountain Friendship Award from the vice-governor of Jilin Province at the National Day reception for foreign experts in Changchun, China.  See some photos from the ceremony below.

NMG Alumni at Jilin University

NMG Alumni at Jilin University

Two NMG Alumni are currently faculty at Jilin University in China.  Assoc. Prof. Yu (Alex) Gao and Asst. Prof.  Yohan Dall’Agnese are working on the China Nano initiative at Jilin in collaboration with Drexel University.  Congratulations to our alumni!

 

Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.

Read the full article here.

Drexel researchers have reported that adding nanodiamonds to the electrolyte solution in lithium batteries can prevent the formation of dendrites, the tendril-like deposits of ions that can grow inside a battery over time and cause hazardous malfunctions. (Photo courtesy of Drexel University and Tsinghua University).
2nd Edition Nanomaterials Handbook

2nd Edition Nanomaterials Handbook

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd edition the Nanomaterials Handbook has been printed.  It’s focused on carbon nano materials, but contains chapters covering graphene and other subjects.
Several chapters were written by Drexel alumni Michael Naguib, Goknur Cambaz-Buke, Michael Schrlau, Volker Presser, Eric Laird, Gleb Yushin, Sebastian Osswald, and Bastian Etzold.
Thank you for our contributions to this book!
Order the new textbook here.

ACS Nano is Celebrating 10 Years of Publishing

ACS Nano is celebrating 10 years of publishing the best research in the nanoscience and nanomaterials field. Attached is our editorial. Click here to read the editorial.

The anniversary August 2017 issue of ACS Nano also features our work with Vivek Shenoy’s group on predicting magnetism in nitride MXenes – check the cover  (http://pubs.acs.org/toc/ancac3/current). Our article is accompanied by a Perspective titled “Computationally Driven Two-Dimensional Materials Design: What Is Next?”
View this and other publications on our Publications Page.
Alumni and Faculty at AFM Conference in LA

Alumni and Faculty at AFM Conference in LA

NMG alumna, Dr. Maria Lukatskaya, attends the AFM Conference in Los Angeles, CA with Prof. Yury Gogotsi.  She is currently conducting exciting research on new concentrated  electrolytes and conductive MOFs for energy storage at Stanford. Expect to see her next paper in Nature Energy soon.
NSF REU Poster Session

NSF REU Poster Session

Congratulations to all 2017 NSF REU participants on a successful summer and poster session.  Our REU student, Noah Snider (mentored by PhD Candidate Tyler Mathis), won second place during today’s poster session.  Our collaborator, REU Student Greg Van Aken (Advisor Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva), won the Best Poster Prize.  Congratulations to all!

Learn more about the Drexel IEXE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADS (REU) program   here.

2017 Visit to NNFC-KAIST

2017 Visit to NNFC-KAIST

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Drexel students participate in the International Workshop on Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS 2017)  at KAIST on August 3, 2017.  Prof. Gogotsi’s talk was titled, “2D Metallic Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) and Advancement of Technology.“ View the full meeting program here.