Month: March 2020

Alumni Wins NSF: GRFP Fellowship

Congratulations to our former undergraduate team member and MXene manufacturing senior design team leader Nick Trainor, who won a prestigious NSF graduate fellowship. Nick is pursuing PhD research on 2D materials at Penn State now. 

Congratulations to Bilen!

Congratulations to Bilen Akuzum, who successfully defended his PhD thesis today titled, “Flowable (Semi-Solid) Electrodes for Scalable Energy Storage”.

2020 Drexel Materials Awards Lunch

Congratulations to our group members who were recognized during the Materials Awards Lunch today: Liz, Simge, Christine, Asia, Xuehang, Bilen and Tyler.
Here are awards not listed in the program, but announced during the luncheon:
-Tyler Mathis and Xuehang Wang: DOE EFRC Team Science Award
-Simge Uzun and Bilen Akuzum: DOE EFRC Video Competition – Best Cinematography Award
-Christine Hatter: DuPont GOLD Research Seminar Competition – 2nd Place Award
-Xuehang Wang – Coltswold Foundation Grant Award
– Simge Uzun and Bilen Akuzum: 1st place MRS SciVid Competition

Making More MXene — Researchers Unveil a Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials

For more than a decade, two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, have been touted as the key to making better microchips, batteries, antennas and many other devices. But a significant challenge of using these atom-thin building materials for the technology of the future is ensuring that they can be produced in bulk quantities without losing their quality. For one of the most promising new types of 2D nanomaterials, MXenes, that’s no longer a problem. Researchers at Drexel University and the Materials Research Center in Ukraine have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties. Read the full story here.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020

Drexel PhD Candidate Ariana Levitt (advisors: Y. Gogotsi and G. Dion) and former visiting doctoral student, Ameer Al-Temimi from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (co-advised by Y. Gogotsi), have both been selected for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020. This meeting brings together excellent young scientists of all natural science disciplines. They will have the unique opportunity to meet around 70 Nobel Laureates for cross-generational and interdisciplinary exchange. Ariana and Ameer were selected from thousands of candidates across the globe. Read more here.
Congratulations to Ariana and Ameer!
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