MXenes Antennas Win at DIG IEEE Conference at Drexel

PhD Student, Asya Sarycheva, won the 1st place at poster competition at DIG IEEE conference for our work on MXene Antennas together with Mohamed, Babak, Alessia Polemi (she is a research assistant professor in MSE) and people from ECE department (Joe and Dr. Dandekar).

The DIG conference is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work from people from different backgrounds. I encourage you guys to participate next year!


Drexel Magazine 2018

Congratulations to DNI alumna, Dr. Kristy Jost, who has been selected as one of the brightest rising stars among Drexel alumni (Drexel 40 under 40). At 29, she is also one of the youngest!
This issue of Drexel Magazine also features the NanoArtography competition launched by Babak Anasori:
Congratulations to our current and former team members on these great achievements!!!

Nanomaterials Group at Spring MRS

Our group will be presenting at the MRS meeting in Phoenix, AZ, this week.  Prof. Gogotsi will be giving 2 invited talks and 6 other people from our group will be presenting talks and posters (Ariana, Narendra, Babak, Kanit, Mohamed and Hao). Kanit also competes in the Science as Art contest.

Here is the schedule of presentations from our group:
EN13.01.01: The versatility of MXenes for electrochemical energy storage
April 3, 10:30-11:00am
PCC North, 100 level, Room 122A
Yury Gogotsi (talk)
EN13.02.04: Microscale energy storage devices based on two-dimensional transition metal carbides (MXenes)
April 3rd: 4:00-4:15pm
PCC North, 100 level, room 122A
Narendra Kurra (talk)
NM04.03.02: Ultrasmall MoS2 nanoparticles anchored on 3D mesoporous carbon for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction
April 3rd: 5:00-7:00pm
PCC North, 300 level, C-E Exhibit
Hao Wang (poster)
MA05.04.05: MXene-coated electrospun nanoyarns for knitted supercapacitors
April 4th: 9:15-9:30am
PCC West, 100 level, room 103A
Ariana Levitt (talk)
NM08.04.04: 2D Metal carbide MXene based soft materials
April 4th: 9:30-9:45am
PCC North, 200 level, room 232A
Babak Anasori (talk)
MA05.04.06: Carbons and 2D carbides enable energy storing textiles
April 4, 9:30-10am
PCC West, 100 level, room 103A
Yury Gogotsi (talk)
EN19.06.03: Effects of synthesis and processing on optoelectronic properties of titanium carbonitride MXene
April 4, 11:00-11:15am
PCC North, 100 level, room 124B
Kanit Hantanasirisakul (talk)
NM08.06.02: Scalable synthesis and processing of 2D tantalum carbides and carbonitrides (MXenes)
April 4, 5:00-7:00pm
PCC North, 300 level, C-E Exhibit
Mohamed Alhabeb (Poster)
Student Summit: MXene-coated nanoyarns for wearable supercapacitors
April 5, 5:00-7:00pm
PCC North, 300 level, C-E-Exhibit
Ariana Levitt (Poster)

PA Junior Academy of Science Awardees Science Fair

Three of our visiting high school students have won 1st place prizes at the PA Junior Academy of Science.  They will proceed to the State competition next in State College, PA.  The students are advised by current PhD students, Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski.

Congratulations to all!


Carbon Nanomaterials in Aqueous Environment: From Characterization to Applications

Prof. Gogotsi will be speaking and chairing a sessional at a workshop in Berlin, Germany this week titled,
Carbon Nanomaterials in Aqueous Environment: From Characterization to Applications
at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB).

Joint Publication with NNFC-KAIST

Our work with KAIST on MXene sensors (S. J. Kim, H.-J. Koh, C. E. Ren, O. Kwon, K. Maleski, S.-Y. Cho, B. Anasori, C.-K. Kim, Y.-K. Choi, J. Kim, Y. Gogotsi, H.-T. Jung, Metallic Ti3C2Tx MXene gas sensors with ultrahigh signal-to-noise ratio, ACS Nano, 2018) got nice coverage in C&EN:
Congratulations to Kathleen, Babak and our KAIST-NNFC collaborators!

New Energy Storage Technologies for Enabling Renewables at CHF

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering, SUNY Binghamton presented “New Energy Storage Technologies for Enabling Renewables” at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. 
Many systems and devices we use every day, including our cell phones and laptops, require batteries. Electric cars, solar and wind farms, and off-grid homes need much larger batteries. And we expect smart clothes and the internet to change how we live and how we gather and consume information in the near future. They will all need to be powered, but by much smaller, more flexible, and longer-lasting energy storage devices. The speakers presented on the discovery of the lithium battery and the long journey from the Sony camcorder battery to the modern lithium-ion battery. They also explained what is coming after lithium-ion batteries. In particular, “batteries on steroids,” or electrochemical capacitors, that now power buses in many Chinese cities, open the doors of an Airbus 380 in an emergency, and harvest braking energy from SEPTA trains, will be discussed. Finally, future flexible, transparent, microscale, wearable, and other energy storage devices that are expected to become ubiquitous within the next decade will be discussed. View pictures from the event below.

DNI 2018 Calendar

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute wishes all of our students, alumni, collaborators, and peers a very happy holiday and all the best for 2018.


Please check out our 2018 calendar here.

2017 Energy Storage Materials Award

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi for being awarded the 2017 Energy Storage Materials Award (Elsevier) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of energy storage materials and development.

Success at MS&T 2017

At the MS&T Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, our group enjoyed many successes. Babak, Saleesha, and Pavel won the 1st place in the Ceramographic Competition for their MXene Lion image.  Babak also delivered an excellent invited talk on “2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) for Green Technologies.” Finally, undergraduate researcher Nick Trainor received the Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship from the Electronics Division of ACerS.