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 […]
Congratulations to DNI alum and former Humboldt Fellow, Prof. Bastian Etzold, who since Dec. 1 has started as full professor for chemical technology at the Technical University Darmstadt. He also was successful with attracting an ERC Consolidator Grant, a very notable accomplishment. Congratulations to Bastian!
Congratulations to Maria Lukatskaya, who successfully defended her PhD today!
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.
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 […]
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.
Congratulations to DNI members, alumni, and partners at Deakin University for their latest paper published in Nature Communications, regarding research supported by the Australian Research Council. This is the latest news on the materials produced from BN nano sheets that have amazing properties and can be used for a variety of applications, from cleaning oil spills […]
Congratulations to Katie for winning this prestigious award. Read the full story here.
Congratulations to PhD Student, Katie Van Aken, who was recently announced as a 2015 Korener Family Award recipient in the field of engineering.
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) […]