Author: Nanomaterials Group

Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make […]

Prof. Gogotsi Interviewed on WHYY

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and head of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was interviewed in a Dec. 2 WHYY-Radio (91-FM) story about his research to create a super-absorbent material that can help to clean up oil spills. Listen to the interview here.

2015 MRS Fall Meeting

Great work is demonstrated by NMG group members at the MRS Fall meeting in Boston, MA.  Dr. Babak Anasori gave a talk about his discovery of layered double transition metal MXenes yesterday and Katie Van Aken’s poster was nominated for the Best Poster award from her symposium. Our group members are joined by alumni from […]

Not Just Graphene

Read Prof. Gogotsi’s review article based on his Kavli Lecture delivered at the Spring MRS meeting appeared in the December 2015 issue of MRS Bulletin, available on our publications page.

Prof. Gogotsi Awarded Lee Hsun Award

Prof. Yury Gogotsi was awarded the Lee Hsun Award Lecture at the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Nov. 5. The Lee Hsun Lecture Award is named after the former IMR Director H. Lee, who discovered hydrogen embrittlement in steels. According to Prof. Hui-Ming Chen, Editor in Chief of Materials for Energy Storage (Elsevier) […]

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