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High-impact work of MESC students

We are proud to have many MESC students study with us at Drexel. The European Master Course ‘Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion’ “MESC” is designed to provide a 2-year (120 ECTS) education program in Materials Science and Electrochemistry at 8 universities in 6 countries : France (Marseille, Toulouse, Amiens), Poland (Warsaw), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Spain (Bilbao), USA (Philadelphia) and Australia (Geelong). These universities host world-renowned, leading research laboratories in the field of energy-related materials.

PhD student and MESC alum, Kanit Hantanasirisakul, recently published paper is listed among the most cited articles in Advanced Electronic Materialshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/2199160X

Another recent paper from another MESC student (Cedric Couly) published in Advanced Electronic Materials is among Top 10 on Wiley’s Materials Views Chinese edition: https://www.materialsviewschina.com/2018/07/29367/
It’s interesting to note that two of those publications resulted from 6-month MS thesis research of MESC students (Kanit and Cedric).  We expect the same from our current MESC student, Pol, and with the first of his two papers being almost ready for submission, I have little doubt that his name will be in the news soon.
To learn more about the MESC program, click here.

Gogotsi Receives Highest H-Index Value Record in College of Engineering

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.

 

Read the full story here.

Natalia Wins STLE Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate student, Maria Natalia Noriega, for being awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists & Engineers (STLE) in recognition of her academic and research excellence.

Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach

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.

 

A Strength Supplement For Aerospace Materials

In an exciting development for the field of aerospace engineering, the lightweight materials of airplanes and rockets might soon be getting stronger. A new method for making ceramic materials — which are used in propellers and heat shields — has enabled the introduction of chemical compounds to bolster their strength and could also imbue them with other useful properties. The discovery was recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and Penn State University.

Check out the full press release here.

College of Engineering Senior Design Competition 2018

College of Engineering Senior Design Competition 2018

Congratulations to Thomas Heng and Devon Spinelli on placing second in the 2018 College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.

Thomas and Devon gave a tremendous presentation for their project entitled “New Application of 2D Titanium Carbide in Electroacoustic Transducer”, advised by Professor Yury Gogotsi, and mentored by Dr. Katie Van Aken and Asia Sarycheva.
Co-Ops in Korea

Co-Ops in Korea

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.

Web of Science – Hot Papers

8 of our recent papers are currently listed in Web of Science as Hot Papers – the top 0.1% in our field. 66 of our papers are listed as Highly Cited (top 1%). Congratulations to all authors!
By: Yan, Jun; Ren, Chang E.; Maleski, Kathleen; et al.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS  Volume: 27   Issue: 30     Article Number: 1701264  Published: AUG 11 2017
By: Lukatskaya, Maria R.; Kota, Sankalp; Lin, Zifeng; et al.
NATURE ENERGY  Volume:   Issue:     Article Number: 17105   Published: AUG 2017
By: Pomerantseva, Ekaterina; Gogotsi, Yury
NATURE ENERGY  Volume:   Issue:     Article Number: 17089   Published: JUL 2017
By: Pelaz, Beatriz; Alexiou, Christoph; Alvarez -Puebla, Ramon A.; et al.
ACS NANO  Volume: 11   Issue:   Pages: 2313-2381   Published: MAR 2017
By: Anasori, Babak; Lukatskaya, Maria R.; Gogotsi, Yury
NATURE REVIEWS MATERIALS  Volume:   Issue:     Article Number: 16098   Published: FEB 2017
By: Shahzad, Faisal; Alhabeb, Mohamed; Hatter, Christine B.; et al.
SCIENCE  Volume: 353   Issue: 6304   Pages: 1137-1140   Published: SEP 9 2016
By: Lukatskaya, Maria R.; Dunn, Bruce; Gogotsi, Yury
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS  Volume:     Article Number: 12647   Published: SEP 2016
By: Xie, Xiuqiang; Zhao, Meng-Qiang; Anasori, Babak; et al.
NANO ENERGY  Volume: 26   Pages: 513-523   Published: AUG 2016
1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University

1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University

We are organizing the 1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University (Changchun, China) this week. The conference program is attached. Prof. Barsoum will be giving an invited talk and three post-doctoral researchers our my group (Xu Xiao, Chris Shuck and Narendra Kurra) will be presenting their work as well.
Additional information available at: http://ptab.jlu.edu.cn/info/1021/1109.htm