DNI Paper is The 2nd Most Cited in Materials Science in The 21st Century

Web of Science analysis published by Chinese researchers shows that DNI review of Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors published  in Nature Materials in 2008 is the 2nd most cited article in the entire Materials Science Interdisciplinary field in the 21st century, after The Rise of Graphene by Geim and Novoselov and before the Reduced Graphene Oxide paper by Rod Ruoff. 



DNI Alumni Michael Naguib Awarded NSF CAREER Award Titled “CAREER: Synthesis of Novel Two-Dimensional Materials from Metastable Layered Materials”

DNI alumni Michael Naguib had been awarded NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Synthesis of Novel Two-Dimensional Materials from Metastable Layered Materials”, which usually opens the door to promotion and tenure.


NanoBio Lab Webinar by Prof. Yury Gogotsi

Event date: February 16th, from 8 PM (EST)

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be giving a seminar on Chemistry and Applications of 2D Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) at the A*STAR NanoBio Lab (NBL) in Singapore on invitation of Professor Jackie Ying  on 16th Feb. 8 pm EST.

Click here to join the Zoom Webinar
Zoom Meeting ID: 947 5758 6586
Passcode: 804599


Prof. Yury Gogotsi Giving Plenary Lecture Titled “The Colorful World of MXenes” at the Advances in Functional Materials 2021 Conference

Event date: February 14th, at 8 PM (EST)

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be giving his plenary lecture titled “The Colorful World of MXenes” at the Advances in Functional Materials 2021 Conference (https://functionalmaterials.org/afm-2020/) at 8 PM (EST) on February 14th.

The talk should be available on the AFM YouTube channel, where you can find many interesting talks from previous AFM conferences:


Prof. Yury Gogotsi Giving Lecture on Electronic Properties of MXenes

Event date: February 2nd, at 10 PM (EST)

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be be giving a keynote lecture on electronic properties of MXenes at the “International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” (ICONN-2021) on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, at 10 PM (EST).


Dr. Armin VahidMohammadi Talking about MXenes at “International webinar on Nanotechnology: Innovations and Challenges”

Event date: February 2nd, at 10:45 PM (EST)

Dr. Armin VahidMohammadi will be talking about MXenes at the ‘International webinar on Nanotechnology: Innovations and Challenges’ organized by the Department of Physics of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana on February 2th, 2021, at 10:45 PM (EST).

The zoom link for the webinar is given below:
Meeting ID:870 1598 8233

MXene Antennas Featured in Drexel Magazine

DNI work on MXene antennas has been featured in Drexel Magazine. Congratulations to Meikang Han and Roman Rakhmanov!

To read the full article, visit this link: https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2020/November/MXene-5G-antennas/

Sila Nano Raised $590 Million in a Series F Funding Round

The company started by Dr. Yury Gogotsi’s former post-doc and assistant research professor Gleb Yushin is making great progress. Sila Nano raised $590 million in a Series F funding round. A fresh injection of capital has pushed its valuation to $3.3 billion:



Yushin is still serving  as CTO, being full professor at Georgia Tech and Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today. During his time at Drexel he started to work on electrochemistry (his PhD was on diamond films) and energy storage, published his first highly-cited papers, filed for patents, started a company with Dr. Gogotsi (Y-Carbon). He successfully continued after joining Georgia Tech faculty. His work of Si anodes, which was published in Science, led him eventually to founding Sila Nano, together with Gene Berdichevsky, who was employee #7 at Tesla at its early days.

DNI Won the ACS Nano Championship

DNI perspective won the ACS Nano Championship.


Prof. Yury Gogotsi Mentioned in Drexel 2020 Service Recognition Article

Dr. Yury Gogotsi was listed among those who have spend 20 years at Drexel, and this is his 21st year of service to Drexel University!

Check out Drexel 2020 Service Recognition article in the following link: https://drexel.edu/hr/about/events/service/