DNI Members Honored for Contributions to Ceramic Technical Literature

DNI’s Michel Barsoum (A.W. Grosvenor and Distinguished Professor) and Yury Gogotsi (Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair), along with alumnus Volker Presser and students Michael Naguib, Olha Mashtalir and Joshua Carle, have been named the winners of the 2013 American Ceramic Society Ross Coffin Purdy Award.

The award, which will be presented in October at the Materials Science and Technology Conference in Montréal, Canada, recognizes researchers “judged to have made the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature.” The ACerS board unanimously agreed to grant the honor for the group’s paper titled “Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides.” The paper was the first to describe a facile method to produce a large family of two-dimensional layered, early transition metal carbides and nitrides, discovered at Drexel and named MXenes.

The DNI authors will share the award with collaborators Jun Lu and Lars Hultman from Linkoping University, Sweden.

Update: photo from awards presentation

Ross Coffin Purdy Award Winners

President of the American Ceramic Society Richard Brow (left) with Ross Coffin Purdy Award Winners (left to right) Dr. Michel Barsoum; Dr. Yury Gogotsi; Olha Mashtalir; Michael Naguib