Congratulations to Our Ph.D. student, Geetha Valurouthu, and Our Former Group Members, Narendra Kurra and Simge Uzun, for the Publication of Their Paper in the Energy Storage Materials Journal

In this paper, three-dimensional (3D) Bode analysis was used to investigate charge storage dynamics of two-dimensional (2D) titanium carbide MXenes in aqueous electrolytes.

 The link to the full publication can be found at

Narendra Kurra ,   Simge Uzun ,   Geetha Valurouthu ,   Yury Gogotsi, Mapping   (Pseudo)Capacitive   Charge   Storage   Dynamics   in   Titanium   Carbide   MXene   Electrodes  in  Aqueous  Electrolytes  Using  3D  Bode  Analysis, Energy  Storage  Materials (2021),  doi:

Congratulations to Our Ph.D. Students, Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Asia Sarycheva, for Successfully Defending Their Ph.D. Theses

Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Asia Sarycheva successfully defended their Ph.D. theses and now have joined DNI alumni. Their Ph.D. research shed light on some important aspects of optoelectronic properties (Kanit’s  Ph.D. research) and Raman spectroscopy (Asia’s Ph.D. research) of MXenes. Congratulations to both of them!

Professor Yury Gogotsi Delivered The Prestigious Manuel Cardona Lecture at The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

On Monday, April 19th, 2021, Professor Yury Gogotsi delivered a highly prestigious Manuel Cardona Lecture at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) in Barcelona.

Cardona was a Barcelona-born physicist and one of Spain’s most prominent scientists, who was also one of the most cited physicists in the world ( He also wrote (together with Peter Yu) one of the very best books on semiconductors.

You can click on this link to watch professor Yury Gogotsi’s lecture → 

Drexel University Helping to Start the First Trade Association to Support the Research and Development of MXenes

Drexel University is helping to establish a global trade association for researchers, manufacturers and companies that are working with MXenes. Called the MXene Association, it will serve as the professional body to establish standards and best practices, connect researchers and corporations and promote the research and development involving the materials.

Drexel is a charter founding member of the Association and will be represented by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, who will serve as the Association’s chief scientific advisor. 

Headed by Terrance Barkan, executive director of the Graphene Council, the MXene Association will be charged with supporting research, development and application of MXene materials through the dissemination of information, education and networking.

Click here to visit the full article by Drexel University →

Congratulations to Our Ph.D student, Tyler Mathis, and His Co-Authors on The Publicatiin of Their Paper on Environmentally Stable and Highly Conductive Ti3C2 MXene in ACS Nano Journal.

Congratulations to Tyler Mathis and his co-authors on long-awaited publication of their paper on environmentally stable and highly conductive Ti3C2 MXene in ACS Nano Journal.

T. S. Mathis, K. Maleski, A. Goad, A. Sarycheva, M. Anayee, A. C. Foucher, K. Hantanasirisakul, C.E. Shuck, E. A. Stach, Y. Gogotsi, Modified MAX Phase Synthesis for Environmentally Stable and Highly Conductive Ti3C2 MXene, ACS Nano, (2021)

Congratulations to Our New Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Mohit Saraf for Winning Terasaki Institute Photo Contest

Congratulations to our new Fulbright fellow, Dr. Mohit Saraf, for winning the Grand prize of Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation Photo Contest! These are nanostructured CoS2 using hydrothermal technique, taken by Dr. Mohit Saraf during his Ph.D studies.

Vote for DNI Members at the MRS Science as Art

The MRS Science as Art voting is open! Anyone with an MRS account can vote for their favorite colorized MXene SEM images. Support Drexel Nanomaterials Institute by voting for images submitted by our members.

Below is the number of the images submitted by DNI members and the link to the competition:

– Number 16 by Kanit Hantanasirisakul
– Number 30 by Kyle Matthews

Kanit Hantanasirisakul’s Applied Physics Reviews Article Published

Kanit Hantanasirisakul’s work with his Thai collaborator has been published by Applied Physics Reviews. The paper was selected as a Featured Article, is free to access and will be promoted by APR, which is a highly respected journal in the Physics field (IF=17). The article is featured on the home page of the journal:

Prof. Yury Gogotsi Speaking at MATTER 2021

Event date: April 28th to April 29th, 2021

Professor Yury Gogotsi will be speaking at MATTER 2021, which is from April 28th to April 29th. To attend as Professor Yury Gogotsi’s guests, visit this link using code “Yury”.

NSF Funds Solid Solution MXenes and Polymer Crystals Research

The College of Engineering posted a note about DNI new NSF grant, which will support research on solid-solution MXenes.

Click here to read the full article by the College of Engineering