DNI researchers travel to Montpellier, France to attend the ISEECap conference in Montpellier, France. Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Boris Dyatkin, Katie Van Aken and Dr. Mengqiang Zhao will present several oral and poster presentations, as well as an invited talk. View more here: http://www.iseecap2015.org/programme.html
Congratulations to Maria Lukatskaya and her co-authors Michael Ghidiu, Olha Mashtalir, Chang (Evelyn) Ren, Mengqiang Zhao, and Yohan Dall’Agnese, who won the 2nd place in the Student Poster Competition at the Electrochemical Society Meeting in Chicago for their poster titled: “Cation Intercalation and High Volumetric Capacitance of Two-Dimensional Titanium Carbide”. Our group is represented in Chicago by 5 people from Drexel plus 1 from France (Yohan Dall’Agnese – dual degree PhD student), who all presented papers and posters, including an invited talk delivered by Vadym.
Congratulations to Olya Mashtalir, who has been selected to receive the Research Excellence Award from Drexel University. She has done outstanding research and this award is well deserved. Please mark you calendars – there will be a reception in the Great Court on May 29 at 5 pm.
Congratulations to Kristy Jost and Kelsey Hatzell! Both DNI group members successfully defended their dissertations and will be graduating in June 2015.
Congratulations to Katie Van Aken, who has been awarded an Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Award. The award is given to students who demonstrate both active involvement and leadership in University activities and community organizations as demonstrated through commitment of time and roles of responsibility. Nominees should also be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Katie is certainly a leader in both, research and outreach activities.
Congratulations to Olya, Maria and Mengqiang on the publication of their excellent paper on delamination of Nb2C and other MXenes in the premier materials science journal Advanced Materials!
Congratulations to PhD Student Katie Van Aken for winning second place in the ASM poster contest and undergraduate researcher Alexander McBride for being awarded an ASM scholarship at the Liberty Bell Chapter meeting this week!
NMG group member, Amanda Pentecost, and fellow MSE students traveled to the Material Advantage’s Congressional Visits Day on April 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The students met with local congressional staffers and discuss how federal STEM funding has positively affected them allowed the students to perform incredible, groundbreaking research at Drexel.
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Maria Lukatskaya who won the MRS Graduate Students Gold Award. This is the highest recognition for graduate students working in the materials field. Maria was competing against the preselected best PhD students from the very best universities in the world and she won. This is a great achievement!
Maria was also awarded the prestigious and very competitive Hill Fellowship from the College of Engineering. This is a recognition of excellent research that she has been doing over the past 3 years.