Seminar at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Prof. Gogotsi presented a seminar in the Chemical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today on invitation of Drexel alum, Prof. Siamak Nejati.

Selective Etching of Silicon from Ti3SiC2 (MAX) Produces 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene)

Congratulations to Mohamed, Kathleen, Tyler, Asia, Christine, Simge and Ariana on publication of their paper that describes synthesis of Ti3C2 MXene by etching Ti3SiC2.  This was the first MAX phase we attempted to etch about 7 years ago, but didn’t initially succeed. Finally, Mohamed accomplished the task using the oxidation/etching technique that my student Goknur Cambaz previously applied to selective etching of SiC whiskers. He further developed and optimized it showing that a large variety of oxidants can be used. Now, we know that not only aluminum can be etched away from MAX phases to produce MXenes. Congratulation on this accomplishment!
M. Alhabeb, K. Maleski, T. S. Mathis, A. Sarycheva, C. B. Hatter, S. Uzun, A. Levitt, Y. Gogotsi, Selective Etching of Silicon from Ti3SiC2 (MAX) Produces 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene), Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed., (2018)

Congratulations to Amanda

Congratulations to BS/PhD student, Amanda Pentecost, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled “Nanodiamond-based drag delivery system for the modulation of macrophage behavior”. Amanda is co-advised by Prof. Yury Gogotsi (MSE) and Prof. Kara Spiller (BMES).

Amanda started her career at Drexel as a BS/PhD student. She joined our group as a STAR student after less than a year at Drexel and continued all the way to her PhD degree, earning MS in Biomedical engineering, doing co-op in China and spending a year in Korea on her way to PhD.  She won several fellowships on her way to degree completion (NSF GRFP, Whitraker and Boren).


On February 26, 2018, the Drexel University Libraries and the Office of the Provost hosted the sixth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event. This year, the event honored a total of 77 Drexel authors with publications in 2017. All 5 individuals honored from the College of Engineering who were recognized for publishing Highly Cited (Web of Science) papers in 2017 were from our MSE department.  Read the full story here.

Congratulations to all of the authors!


PA Junior Academy of Science Awardees Science Fair

Three of our visiting high school students have won 1st place prizes at the PA Junior Academy of Science.  They will proceed to the State competition next in State College, PA.  The students are advised by current PhD students, Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski.

Congratulations to all!