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Right electrolyte doubles novel two-dimensional material’s ability to store energy

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Drexel University and their partners have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes. The findings are published in Nature Energy.

Today’s batteries, which rely on charge stored in the bulk of their electrodes, offer high energy-storage capacity, but slow charging speeds limit their application in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Tomorrow’s energy-storage mainstays may be electrochemical capacitors, known as supercapacitors, which store charge at the surface of their electrode material for fast charging and discharging. However, at present supercapacitors lack the charge-storage capacity, or energy density, of batteries.

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NMG Alumni Success

Our alumni have one success after another.

Alumna Adriana Navarro Suarez was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College, one of the most prestigious fellowships in the world.

Just as impressive, alumna Kelsey Hatzell has been awarded NSF CAREER grant. This came through after just 2 years at Vanderbilt.

Congratulations to all of our successful alumni!

Drexel 2018 Highly Cited Authors

Drexel 2018 Highly Cited Authors

Congrats to all authors who published and contributed to articles in 2018! Drexel Provost Blake recognized DNI members, Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Dr. Babak Anasori, Dr. Narendra Kurra, Kathleen Maleski, Luisa Gomes, and Mohamed Alhabeb, as 2018 Highly Cited Authors

Drexel University wide MXene Symposium

Drexel University wide MXene Symposium

The University-wide MXene symposium held this week was a standout success with 70 registered attendees, 16 oral presentations, and 12 posters. We look forward to building and continuing collaborations at Drexel!

2019 Philly Materials Day

2019 Philly Materials Day

PhD students Asia Sarycheva, Adam Goad, and Mark Anayee help with demonstrations for the 2019 Philly Materials Day as part of the Drexel Materials Research Society student chapter.