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.
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.
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!
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).
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 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?”
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva from Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering explore the topic of layering 2D Materials for Improved Energy Storage in a recent invited “Perspective” article in Nature Energy. Read the full press release here.