Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi, who received the Chinese Government Friendship Award.
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Citation Laureate by Clarivate Analytics for his groundbreaking research advancing the development of carbon-based materials such as carbide-derived carbons, carbon onions, and nanodiamonds, and their applications in capacitive energy storage.
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The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”
But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.
In research recently published in Science Advances, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers. Read the full story here: https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2018/September/MXene-spray-antennas/
The August issue of MRS Bulletin features our work on vertically aligned MXene nanosheets. Read the full article here.
Drexel Electrochemistry Society Students are featured in the fall issue of Interfaces. View the full article here.
Antenna testing requires special conditions where no signal could interfere with the experiment. This could be achieved in anechoic chamber, a shielded room that creates a “quiet zone”. PhD Student Asya Sarycheva utilizes these anechoic chamber at Daejeon Techno park during her summer research visit in South Korea, allowing her to test novel MXene antennas to precisely define radiation properties.
Our former visiting student Chi Chen has successfully defended his PhD thesis and obtained a postdoctoral position at the University of Tokyo. Next month he will join Prof. Atsuo Yamada’s lab. Prof. Yamada is a leading battery researchers and his group has been quite active in research on electrochemical applications of MXenes, especially in Na-ion batteries and capacitors. Congratulations to Chi!
The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC). Drexel is the only American university partnered with the prestigious MESC program and is funded at approximately $3.4M for implementation and scholarships.
Begun in 2005 and re-booted as MESC+ this summer, the program is conducted through eight research institutions in six countries, giving graduate students a multicultural experience at some of the world’s leading energy laboratories — with courses taught entirely in English.
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Congratulations to NSF-REU student, Kevin Juan, who won the first place in the REU poster competition today. Kudos to his mentor Dr. Narendra Kurra and thanks to the NMG team for support.