Congratulations to undergraduate student, Maria Natalia Noriega, for being awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists & Engineers (STLE) in recognition of her academic and research excellence.
The Nanomaterials Group has been busy nurturing the next generation of materials scientists and engineers. For six months, the group played host to three honors seniors from Council Rock High School North. The students worked with PhD mentors Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski on MXene research projects. They presented their final projects in a group meeting and at two regional science fairs.
In an exciting development for the field of aerospace engineering, the lightweight materials of airplanes and rockets might soon be getting stronger. A new method for making ceramic materials — which are used in propellers and heat shields — has enabled the introduction of chemical compounds to bolster their strength and could also imbue them with other useful properties. The discovery was recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and Penn State University.
Check out the full press release here.
Congratulations to Thomas Heng and Devon Spinelli on placing second in the 2018 College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.
Our team of four undergraduate co-op students (Katya, Pavel, Jeremy and Riki) hit the ground running and research results are already coming at KAIST and KIST in South Korea. Our Korean partners are excited. Below are a few pictures of their time in Korea so far.
Current and past members of the Nanomaterials group attend the 1st International Conference on MXenes at Jilin University in Changchun, China.
Congratulations to our Post-Doctoral Researcher Chris Shuck, who was given the “Outstanding Dissertation Award” at the Commencement at his alma mater University of Notre Dame last week. The award is given to the top graduating graduate student in the department. It was a $1000 award meant to cover the purchase of the academic robes, which Chris can proudly wear now!
Our Senior Design team of Thomas Heng and Devon Spinelli won the best presentation for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. They will represent our Department in the College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.