MXene Course

From February 20th to February 24th, 7pm – 12am ET, with specialized lectures

Learn how to make and characterize MXene at their birth place from Professor Yury Gogotsi and his team

This virtual certificate course will teach best practices for the synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical measurements, or biomedical applications of MXenes

Experienced researchers, industry professionals, and students are all welcome to partake in the MXene course

Note: Recordings of our lectures will not be shared

Registration Price

Students

2
  • Early Bird: $560
  • Full Price: $700

Faculty

2
  • Early Bird: $800
  • Full Price: $1000

Staff (Postdocs)

2
  • Early Bird: $640
  • Full Price: $800

Industry

2
  • Early Bird: $1200
  • Full Price: $1500

MXenes Synthesis

This section will introduce researchers to MXene synthesis best practices. Course attendees will receive detailed instruction as well as laboratory tutorials on how to synthesize MXenes. Participants will also learn about common mistakes encountered during MXene synthesis and receive course materials to guide their future research. This course is a great resource for researchers new to the MXene field as well as current MXene researchers who want to further advance their skillset.

MXenes Characterization

In this section, we will cover the characterization of MXene powders, colloidal solutions, single flakes and films by Raman spectroscopy, electron microscopy, UV-vis, XPS and other techniques. Experienced researchers will teach you how to determine the quality, flake size, and delamination of MXenes on the example of Ti3C2Tx. Sample preparation and elimination of measurement artifacts will be discussed in detail. Interpretation of Raman, UV-vis and XPS spectra of various MXenes will be provided. Bring your spectra and images and discuss them with our experts.

MXene Electrochemistry

This section will cover some basic concepts concerning the use of MXenes in electrochemical capacitors and batteries. We will explain capacitive and redox charge storage mechanisms in these materials, in both aqueous and non-aqueous systems. Methods for the fabrication of MXene electrodes will be discussed and then the assembly of three-electrode or two-electrode cells (with MXene as the working electrode) will be shown. The last part of the course will over the selection of parameters for running electrochemical tests and analysis of the obtained data.

Biomedical Applications of MXenes

In this section, we will discuss the growing interest in MXenes as novel material nanoplatforms for applications in biomedicine and biotechnology because of their favorable physicochemical and biocompatibility properties. We will introduce the advancement of MXenes in the field, with a particular focus on bioimaging, cancer therapy, tissue engineering, and antimicrobial treatments. Finally, we discuss the biocompatibility of MXenes based on the findings that have been reported so far.

MXene Course Instructors

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Professor Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor
Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: gogotsi@drexel.edu

  • Introduction and Opening Remarks
  • Introduction to MXene Characterization and Electrochemistry
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Alex Inman

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ai393@drexel.edu

  • MXene Liquid Crystals and Fibers

Benjamin Chacon

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: bjc92@drexel.edu

  • Synthesis of Other MXenes Beyond Ti3C2Tx
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Dr. Christopher E. Shuck

Research Assistant Professor
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ces378@drexel.edu

  • Fundamentals of Etching/Delamination
  • XRD Characterization of MAX Phases and MXene
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Danzhen Zhang

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: dz355@drexel.edu

  • Fabrication of 2D Transition Metal Carbide (MXene) Transparent Films

Eliot Precetti

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ebp32@drexel.edu

  • Biomedical Applications

Kyle Matthews

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: kjm388@drexel.edu

  • Electrochemistry and Energy Storage Applications
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Laura Fusco

Marie Curie Global Fellow
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: lf636@drexel.edu

  • Biomedical applications of MXenes
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Lingyi Bi

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: lb3277@drexel.edu

  • Size Selection of MXenes
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS): Size and Zeta Potential
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Mark Anayee

Ph.D. Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ma3636@drexel.edu

  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of MXenes
  • Thermal Analysis of MXenes

Marley Downes

Lab Assistant
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: mvd37@drexel.edu

  • MXene Etching Safety Protocols
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Dr. Mikhail Shekhirev​

Research Associate
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ms4986@drexel.edu

  • Storage of MXenes and MXene Dispersions in Organic Solvents
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Dr. Mohit Saraf

Postdoctoral Researcher
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: ms5353@drexel.edu

  • Electrochemistry and Energy Storage Applications
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Natalia Noriega Pedraza

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: mn494@drexel.edu

  • Biomedical Applications

Dr. Robert Lord

Postdoctoral Researcher
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: rwl45@drexel.edu

  • Demonstration of Etching/Delamination (Synthesis of Ti3C2Tx)
  • Optical Microscopy & Scanning Electron Microscopy

Roman Rahkmanov

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: rr674@drexel.edu

  • EMI Shielding
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Dr. Ruocun (John) Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: jw3759@drexel.edu

  • Raman Spectroscopy of MAX and MXene

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Teng Zhang

Ph.D Student
A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Email: tz333@drexel.edu

  • Electronic Properties of MXenes