Category Archives: Events

College of Engineering Senior Design Competition 2018

Congratulations to Thomas Heng and Devon Spinelli on placing second in the 2018 College of Engineering Senior Design Competition.

Thomas and Devon gave a tremendous presentation for their project entitled “New Application of 2D Titanium Carbide in Electroacoustic Transducer”, advised by Professor Yury Gogotsi, and mentored by Dr. Katie Van Aken and Asia Sarycheva.

2018 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

The Graduate College, Graduate Student Association (GSA), and Office of Research are pleased to announce the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference, a University-wide conference focused on innovative and interdisciplinary graduate research, on April 19, 2018.

This full-day conference provides opportunities for graduate students to showcase their research, participate in in-demand professional development workshops, and network with colleagues and professionals across diverse fields. The Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference also offers the University community with the opportunity to learn more about the innovative and problem-solving research of Drexel’s brightest and most promising graduate students.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 6:00 pm
Location: Bossone Research Center

Please see this page for additional information.

DREXEL HONORS FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT AUTHORS AND EDITORS

On February 26, 2018, the Drexel University Libraries and the Office of the Provost hosted the sixth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors Event. This year, the event honored a total of 77 Drexel authors with publications in 2017. All 5 individuals honored from the College of Engineering who were recognized for publishing Highly Cited (Web of Science) papers in 2017 were from our MSE department.  Read the full story here.

Congratulations to all of the authors!

 

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.

Commencement 2017

Congratulations to all Drexel graduates, especially DNI graduates Katie Van Aken, PhD., Wendy Thurman, MS, and Jay Shah, MS. See below some photos from the ceremony.

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DNI at the World Science Festival

Prof. Yury Gogotsi represented the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at the World Science Festival, held in New York City. Prof. Gogotsi participated in the, MUCH ADO ABOUT NEARLY NOTHING: NANOTECH AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY event, moderated with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Learn more about the event here.

International Research Showcase

Many of our students and researchers presented at this year’s Drexel University International Research Showcase.  Group members presented on our collaborative research conducted around the world, spanning South Korea, Saudi Arabia, France, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, to name a few.

Chem World

Read the latest article from Chem World about our EMI research.  The full article is available here.

365-24-7 Presentation Ceremony

The first 365-24-7 Presentation Competition was held in Spring 2016.  PhD Candidate, Kathleen Maleski, was selected as the best presenter for the 2016 competition.
The 365-24-7 Presentation Competition, designed by Dr. Babak Anasori, is a set of three presentations geared to prepare students for a variety of presentations, ranging from a conference presentation to an elevator pitch, or even shorter. Students present their research first in a 365 second (~ 6min) presentation, then present it in a 24s presentation (elevator speech) and prepare use a 7s presentation promoting the most important aspect of their research (first impression).  Following each presentation, students were judged by their peers on a 1-10 scale on the quality of their talk, clarity, and ability to communicate their research topic.
This year competition was held as a workshop in order to create polished presentations. Each presenter received a certificate of completion at the end and the winner received a $100 gift card.
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