Award Winning DOE Video

The video directed and produced by MSE PhD students Simge Uzun and Bilen Akuzum with research stars Tyler Mathis and Dr. Xuehang Wang playing main characters got the award for the Best Cinematography!  Xuehang, Tyler and Prof. Gogotsi accepted the award plaque from Harriett Kung, Associate Director of the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DOE BES) sponsored a Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest designed to educate, inspire, and entertain an intelligent but not expert audience about the extraordinary science, innovation and people in the EFRCs. The 46 EFRCs were challenged to highlight a scientific breakthrough, tell a story of a big idea, show collaboration in action, give a window into the life of a scientist or student, or illustrate the impact on society of an EFRC’s mission.  4 videos were selected as winners in different categories.  Professional cinematographic work of Bilen and Simge was recognized by a panel of judges from outside DOE.

Thanks to all who voted for the video on the DOE website.  You can now watch the video and learn more about MXenes and energy storage on YouTube: