More MXenes coming? New synthesis method widens range of MAX phases for MXene fabrication

Read the latest press release on our VIP paper featured in Angewandte Chemie titled, “Selective Etching of Silicon from Ti 3SiC 2 (MAX) To Obtain 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene).”

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Read the latest interview from PhD student, Ariana Levitt, on the polymer materials used in Philadelphia 76ers player, Joel Embiid’s protective mask.

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STAR Scholar Program 2018

Drexel students who have been selected for the 2018 STAR Scholar Summer program can email our research group to find out about available STAR projects for this summer.

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Nanomaterials Alumni Featured as Drexel’s Outstanding Promise Alumni

In a recent Drexel University news story on past recipients of the Drexel Outstanding Promise Award, 4 of 7 outstanding alums featured in this story came from our group! Congratulations to Katie, Boris, Davide and Ranjan!

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17th annual  C. F. “Chuck” Burns Graduate Student Poster Contest

Congratulations to Asia and Tyler on their poster awards at the 17th annual  C. F. “Chuck” Burns Graduate Student Poster Contest of the Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM International last Thursday night.
Tyler’s poster title is “Thickness independent capacitance in vertically aligned transition metal carbides” (3rd place). Co-authors: Yu Xia, Mengqiang Zhao, Babak Anasori, Alei Dang, Zehang Zhou, Hyesung Cho, Randall Kamien, and Shu Yang.

Asia’s poster title is “2D titanium carbide (MXene) dipole antennas and RFID tag” (1st place). Co-authors: Alessia Polemi, Mohamed Alhabeb, L. (Joe) Yuqiao, Kapil Dandekar, and Babak Anasori.
Congratulations to all co-authors who helped in this award-winning research!

Simge and Asia Win Prizes at the DEGS Conference

Congratulations to Ph.D. students, Simge and Asia, for taking home prizes at the DEGS conference today! Simge won best oral presentation and Asia won the people’s choice award for the Three Minute Thesis Competition!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the DEGS program!

Research Featured in Joule

Our MXene deionization article has been accompanied by a nice editorial in Joule. Congratulations to Weizhai Bao!

View the full article here.

Congratulations to Dr. Meikang Han

Congratulations to visiting researcher, Meikang Han, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis in at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China. We expect him to come back in a few weeks as a post-doctoral researcher.

Below is a picture of Meikang with his doctoral advisor, Prof. Yin (4th from the left).

Nicholas Trainor Receives Honorable Mention from Goldwater Scholarship

BS/MS student, Nicholas Trainor, received the honor of Honorable Mention for his application to the prestigious 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  Congratulations to Nick for this great honor!

MXenes Antennas Win at DIG IEEE Conference at Drexel

PhD Student, Asya Sarycheva, won the 1st place at poster competition at DIG IEEE conference for our work on MXene Antennas together with Mohamed, Babak, Alessia Polemi (she is a research assistant professor in MSE) and people from ECE department (Joe and Dr. Dandekar).

The DIG conference is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work from people from different backgrounds. I encourage you guys to participate next year!