Professor Yury Gogotsi Gave A Seminar About MXenes For Energy for the MESC+ Program

Professor Yury Gogotsi gave a seminar about MXenes For Energy for the MESC+ Program at the University of Picardie Jules Verne.

NanoArtography2021 Is Open for Submission

NanoArtography2021 is open for submission. 

Submit your artistic research images by Sept. 30, 2021 to win $1000 and other cash prizes and to be featured on the NanoArtography website, calendar, and the Drexel Nanomaterials Institute calendar.

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Research Assistant Professor and DNI Member, Dr. Armin VahidMohammadi, will be Organizing a Workshop on “The Art of Scientific Illustration” at the 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting

Dr. Armin VahidMohammadi along with DNI alumni, and current Assistant Professor at IUPUI, Dr. Babak Anasori, will organize a workshop, titled: “The Art of Scientific Illustration: How to Present Your Work Effectively,” at the 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting, which will be held from February 17 to February 20 online and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The workshop, which was accepted by the AAAS 2022 program committee, aims to provide guidance and best practices for writing academic papers and preparing graphs and schematics.

Registration information will be posted soon.

Congratulations to Armin and our alumni Babak!

Our Undergraduate STAR Students Participated in STAR Poster Session

Our undergraduate STAR students, Amanda Luca and David Zheng, presented posters, reporting on outstanding research results produced during their 8-week summer program in our lab in an open-air poster session. Congratulations to the students and their mentors Lingyi Bi and Mike Shekhirev!

Our recent article in ACS Nano: Titanium Carbide MXene Shows an Electrochemical Anomaly in Water-in-Salt Electrolytes

Congratulations to our member Danzhen Zhang and our alumni Xuehang Wang, Tyler Mathis, and Kanit Hantanasirisakul on the publication of the very important article “Titanium Carbide MXene Shows an Electrochemical Anomaly in Water-in-Salt Electrolytes.”

In the electrochemical energy storage community, the well-separated current peaks in cyclic voltammograms are considered key indicators of diffusion-controlled electrochemical processes with distinct Faradic charge transfer. In this work, we report an anomalous electrochemical process with separated CV peaks, accompanied by surface-controlled partial charge transfer and opening/closure of interlayer spacing between MXene nanosheets, which challenges the conventional wisdom and represents an electrochemical process that has not been previously identified and reported.

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Congratulations to Professor Yury Gogotsi for Winning the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials

Professor Yury Gogotsi has received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry of Materials Award. His award recognizes his achievements in discovering new materials, a better understanding of electrochemical interfaces, and many other breakthroughs in science and engineering.

Congratulations to Professor Yury Gogotsi!

Our Perspective Article “Ten Years of Progress in the Synthesis and Development of MXenes” is Now Published in Advanced Materials

“Ten Years of Progress in the Synthesis and Development of MXenes” is a perspective article written by Michael Naguib and Professor Yury Gogotsi, and co-authored by Professor Barsoum. It commemorates 10 years of MXene research and will be accompanied by a virtual issue for which Professor Yury Gogotsi selected more than 50 papers from more than 500 published in Wiley journals since 2015.

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NIH R01 Award to Develop Next-Generation Dry Electroencephalography (EEG)

“The Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and Yury’s work is just going to explode in ways we can’t predict. I feel really grateful and in awe of the opportunity to do this stuff, and I couldn’t be working with a better group of people.” – Prof. John Medaglia

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and his team will collaborate on a newly awarded NIH R01 award with Prof. John Medaglia from Drexel and Prof. Flavia Vitale from the University of Pennsylvania to develop MXene electrodes for dry electroencephalography (EEG). This will be the 3rd grant supporting research on biomedical applications of MXenes in our DNI lab.

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Final Version of Our review on Characterization of MXenes is Published in Progress in Materials Science

The final version of our review article on characterization of MXenes published in Progress in Materials Science journal is now available online. This article is part of a special issue dedicated to 70th anniversary of Progress in Materials Science journal, and our review article is also among the most popular reviews of this journal.

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Our Review Article on MXenes Published in Science Magazine

To mark the tenth anniversary of the discovery of MXenes, DNI members, Dr. Armin VhaidMohamamdi and Prof. Yury Gogotsi together with Prof. Johanna Rosen from Linköping University (Sweden), have published a forward-looking review article in Science magazine, discussing fundamentals, properties, and applications of MXenes, the progress in the field, ways to overcome the hype accompanying new discoveries, as well as to address challenges related to synthesis, scale-up, and commercialization of these materials. 

Publication of a review of MXenes in Science is a clear statement to the impact and promise of this material family.

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