MEM Excellence in PhD Research Award

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Bilen Akuzum, who has been awarded the MEM Excellence in PhD Research Award.

PhD Student Presents Research in China

PhD Candidate, Ariana Levitt, visited the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) accompanied by Dr. Xu Xiao, met our collaborators, Prof. Jun Zhou and Prof. Ming Xu and delivered a seminar at HUST last week. She moved to Hong Kong to attend the fibers conference this week. Our group members promote our research and increase the visibility of Drexel University around the world!


MXene Filter for Hemodialysate Regeneration

Congratulations to our biomedical senior design team, who successfully presented their project today. Eliot, David and Fabian gave a tremendous presentation for their project entitled “MXene Filter for Hemodialysate Regeneration”.

NMG Alum Moves to Trinity College

Congratulations to former visiting researcher, Ke Li, who will be joining Prof. Valeria Nicolosi’s group at Trinity after graduation.  Ke will get a chance to lead the MXene efforts at Trinity College.


2019 Senior Design Team

Congratulations to our senior design team, who successfully presented their project today!

2nd International Conference on MXenes in Beijing

Many Drexel researchers attended the 2nd International Conference on MXenes in Beijing, China. The conference attracted about 450 participants from 90 institutions in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia and US (mainland China is responsible for 66 of those).  The community of MXene researchers is expanding quickly – research publications already originate from more than 700 institutions in 47 countries, according to Web of Science. Three Chinese companies form the conference sponsors offer MAX and MXene for sale.
The next conference will take place in Ningbo in May 2020. Stay tuned – the exact dates will be determined soon.

Nanomaterials Institute Has a Shiny New Home

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute opened a sleek 7,400-square-foot laboratory this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches, lab tours, and alumni and international guests in attendance. Designed by the architectural firm Dimitri J. Ververelli, Inc., the laboratory is the College of Engineering’s newest and largest.

The nanomaterials lab represents a $5M infrastructure investment to advance interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research for one of the most exciting developments in materials science of the past 50 years—the discovery at Drexel of the novel, two-dimensional layered wonder material called MXene.

Read the full story here.


ISEEcap 2019

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and PhD Candidate, Tyler Mathis present their research at the ISEECap 2019 Meeting in Nantes, France. See some highlights below from the meeting.

Drexel-NNFC Co-Ops Arrive in Korea

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute is proud to announce that four undergraduate students from the Drexel COE and COAS arrived in South Korea on May 1, 2019 to start their 5 month co-op at the FIRST Nano2 Co-op Center, a research center between Drexel University and the National Nanofabrication Facility Center. This program brings together researchers from across top universities in Korea (KAIST, KIST, SKKU) and faculty at Drexel University. Each student has a specifically designed research project to complete abroad.

This year’s students include:

Benjamin Chacon – Biomedical Engineering
Deng Kuol – Physics
Luke Houseman – Engineering Technology
Kyla Gardiola – Chemical and Biological Engineering

College of Engineering Features Simge Uzen

Drexel University’s College of Engineering featured PhD student, Simge Uzen, and her exciting research on conductive yarns for smart textiles. Read the full story here.