Maria Lukatskaya Awarded Hill Fellowship & MRS Gold Award

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Maria Lukatskaya who won the MRS Graduate Students Gold Award. This is the highest recognition for graduate students working in the materials field. Maria was competing against the preselected best PhD students from the very best universities in the world and she won. This is a great achievement!

Maria was also awarded the prestigious and very competitive Hill Fellowship from the College of Engineering.  This is a recognition of excellent research that she has been doing over the past 3 years.

Congratulations to our STAR student Michelle Torelli

Congratulations to our STAR student Michelle Torelli, whose poster titled “Free-standing MXene/Metal Oxide Composite Paper as a Flexible Anode for Li-ion Batteries” (authors: Michelle Torelli, Mengqiang Zhao, & Yury Gogotsi) received the 1st place award at the 15th Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Annual Student Poster Session Hosted by ACS and YCC at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia PA, 31 March 2015.

Congratulations to NMG colleague and collaborator Professor Patrice Simon

Please join me in congratulating our great friend, excellent colleague and close collaborator Professor Patrice Simon, who has been selected to receive a 2015 Silver Medal from CNRS (French National Research Organization –
Centre national de la recherche scientifique) this year.   He is one of just two chemists in France who will be awarded this prestigious medal.   This is a great achievement and we look forward to future discoveries and joint papers with Patrice!

Kelsey & Boris papers

Kelsey’s paper titled “Flowable Conducting Particle Networks in Redox-Active Electrolytes for Grid Energy Storage” was #6 most read in January in JES! Congrats Kelsey and co-authors!

Boris’s paper “Effects of structural disorder and surface chemistry on electric conductivity and capacitance of porous carbon electrodes“ is on the list of most frequently accessed articles in Faraday Discussions in the last quarter of 2014:
Congrats Boris and co-authors!

Best Wishes for 2015

We are excited to share that last year was our most productive year in terms of publications and awards. We published more than 40 articles including Science, Nature, PNAS, the Advanced Materials family of journals and many
high-quality ACS and RSC publications. Our research was highlighted worldwide in famous newspaperes and online scientific websites.

Our PhD fellow,Kristy Jost designed DNI calendar where our key research is highlighted (See below).

We wish everyone a happy New Year! We hope new year will bring lot more discoveries from our lab.

DNI Calendar 2015