Congratulations to all Drexel 2019 graduates!
Patrick Urbankowski graduated with PhD degree. Nick Trainor earned a BS/MS and will do PhD work at Penn State next year. Grayson Deysher will go to UC San Diego for PhD. Natalia Noriega will do PhD at University of Brighton, UK, co-advised by Prof. Yury Gogotsi at Drexel. Luisa Gomes and Carter Henderson were accepted to our MESC+ program and will go to Europe to pursue MS degree with full support from European Commission. The nanomaterials group also had an excellent biomed team led by Eliot.
We are proud of our graduating students and wish all of them much success in their future careers!
A book on MXenes will be published later this month. A number of Drexel researchers have contributed to it.
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Urbankowski, who successfully defended his PhD titled, “Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Nitrides”.
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Bilen Akuzum, who has been awarded the MEM Excellence in PhD Research Award.
PhD Candidate, Ariana Levitt, visited the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) accompanied by Dr. Xu Xiao, met our collaborators, Prof. Jun Zhou and Prof. Ming Xu and delivered a seminar at HUST last week. She moved to Hong Kong to attend the fibers conference this week. Our group members promote our research and increase the visibility of Drexel University around the world!
Congratulations to our biomedical senior design team, who successfully presented their project today. Eliot, David and Fabian gave a tremendous presentation for their project entitled “MXene Filter for Hemodialysate Regeneration”.
Congratulations to former visiting researcher, Ke Li, who will be joining Prof. Valeria Nicolosi’s group at Trinity after graduation. Ke will get a chance to lead the MXene efforts at Trinity College.
Congratulations to our senior design team, who successfully presented their project today!
Many Drexel researchers attended the 2nd International Conference on MXenes
in Beijing, China. The conference attracted about 450
participants from 90
institutions in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia and US (mainland China is responsible for 66 of those). The community of MXene researchers is expanding quickly – research publications already originate from more than 700 institutions in 47 countries, according to Web of Science. Three Chinese companies form the conference sponsors offer MAX and MXene for sale.
The next conference will take place in Ningbo in May 2020. Stay tuned – the exact dates will be determined soon.
The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute opened a sleek 7,400-square-foot laboratory this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches, lab tours, and alumni and international guests in attendance. Designed by the architectural firm Dimitri J. Ververelli, Inc., the laboratory is the College of Engineering’s newest and largest.
The nanomaterials lab represents a $5M infrastructure investment to advance interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research for one of the most exciting developments in materials science of the past 50 years—the discovery at Drexel of the novel, two-dimensional layered wonder material called MXene.
Read the full story here.