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!

Simge and Asia Win Prizes at the DEGS Conference

Congratulations to Ph.D. students, Simge and Asia, for taking home prizes at the DEGS conference today! Simge won best oral presentation and Asia won the people’s choice award for the Three Minute Thesis Competition!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the DEGS program!
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).

MXenes Antennas Win at DIG IEEE Conference at Drexel

MXenes Antennas Win at DIG IEEE Conference at Drexel

PhD Student, Asya Sarycheva, won the 1st place at poster competition at DIG IEEE conference for our work on MXene Antennas together with Mohamed, Babak, Alessia Polemi (she is a research assistant professor in MSE) and people from ECE department (Joe and Dr. Dandekar).

The DIG conference is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work from people from different backgrounds. I encourage you guys to participate next year!


Awards at Spring MRS

Awards at Spring MRS

PhD student, Kanit Hantanasirisakul, won the Science as Art competition at Spring MRS and PhD student, Ariana Levitt won the Best Poster Award at the Summit at MRS.

Congratulations to all!

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!