The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute wishes all of our students, alumni, collaborators, and peers a very happy holiday and all the best for 2018.
Please check out our 2018 calendar here.
Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi for being awarded the 2017 Energy Storage Materials Award (Elsevier) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of energy storage materials and development.
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).
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.