Nick Trainor Wins 2017 Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher, Nick Trainor, who has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship, chosen by the Awards Committee of the Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society. Presentation of a plaque and the $2000 scholarship check will take place during the ACerS Electronics Division business meeting at the MS&T conference in Pittsburgh this October.  Congratulations to Nick!

Congratulations to STAR Student William Reil

William Reil, STAR undergraduate student, has been selected as the winner of the Unexpected Discoveries Presentation Competition. He received an award certificate and $100 Amazon gift card for his presentation titled “The MXene dog”.
This competition is designed and run by Dr. Babak Anasori, to promote critical thinking and encourage thinking outside the box. The competition consists of a ~5-10 minute presentation about how research can  solve  daily problems and encourage students to speculate about undiscovered potential applications of the research. The students presentations were evaluated by all the DNI group members.
Congratulations again to William!


Congratulations to Evelyn!

Congratulations to Evelyn Ren, who has successfully defended her PhD thesis today.

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides

Our MXene paper has been selected as one of the most significant publications in the field of low-dimensional materials published in ACS Nano in the past decade:

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides 
Michael Naguib, Olha Mashtalir, Joshua Carle, Volker Presser, Jun Lu, Lars Hultman, Yury Gogotsi*, and Michel W. Barsoum* ACS Nano20126 (2), pp 1322–1331 DOI: 10.1021/nn204153h

Congratulations to all authors of this excellent publication, which has already been awarded a Ross Coffin Purdy award from the American Ceramic Society for the most significant contribution to ceramic literature.


Prof. Gogotsi and colleagues attend the 5th International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECap), July 10-14, 2017 in Jena, Germany.

Prof. Gogotsi presented a Keynote Lecture titled, “Freestanding carbon composite electrodes for electrochemical capacitors.”

New Nature Energy Article

Congratulations to our team of our current and former students and post-docs led by Dr. Maria Lukatskaya on publishing a very important article that opens new avenues for high-rate, high-energy storage not only for MXenes, but for pseudocapacitive materials in general:

M. R. Lukatskaya, S. Kota, Z. Lin, M.-Q. Zhao, N. Shpigel, M. D. Levi, J. Halim, P.-L. Taberna, M. W. Barsoum, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Ultra-high-rate pseudocapacitive energy storage in two-dimensional transition metal carbides, Nature Energy, 2, 17105 (2017)
The Drexel press release can be found here: