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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.

Top Research of 2015 selected by C&EN

Check out the Top Research of 2015 selected by C&EN: Atomically Thin Films Grow In Number2-D Materials: New methods for preparing the materials could lead to smaller, faster electronics, by Mitch Jacoby

The article features a picture from our MXene article published in the October issue of ACS Nano:
B. Anasori Y. Xie, M. Beidaghi, J. Lu, B. Hosler, L. Hultman, P. Kent, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional, Ordered, Double Transition Metals Carbides (MXenes), ACS Nano9 (10) 9507–9516 (2015) (cover article)
Congratulations to Babak and his co-authors!

DNI on National Public Radio

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and head of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was interviewed in a Dec. 2 WHYY-Radio (91-FM) story about his research to create a super-absorbent material that can help to clean up oil spills.

Listen to the interview here.


Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Prof. Patrice Simon on winning the prestigious international RUSNANO Prize.  Read the full press release here.

Prof. Gogotsi Elected to MRS Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Prof. Gogotsi for being elected to the MRS Board of Directors.  This position will allow him to help establish the direction of the societyas it strives to build “a dynamic, interactive, global community of materials researchers to advance technical excellence by providing a framework in which the materials disciplines can convene, collaborate, integrate and advocate.”

mESC-IS and 2nd International NanoBioTechnology Symposium

Prof. Gogotsi will give two invited talks in Turkey this week, including the Plenary Presentation for mESC-IS 2015 (Turkey) at METU, Ankara, and the Keynote lecture at 2nd International NanoBioTechnology Symposium in Köyceğiz, Muğla, Turkey.

PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference 2013

PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference 2013

PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference 2013

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute hosted the 2013 Pennsylvania Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference on May 23. A joint effort with the Lehigh University Nanotech Network, the 2013 conference focused on the theme “Strategic Priorities for Energy and Sustainability.”

Topics of discussion included materials for energy generation and storage, the role of the chemical industry in energy research, the future of energy materials research and education and challenges and opportunities of shale gas. Attendees had the opportunity to network with academia, industry and state representatives. A full agenda is presented below. Watch your inbox this coming fall for news about the 2014 Pennsylvania Regional Nanotechnology Conference, to be held at Lehigh University!

PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference 2013
Strategic Priorities for Energy and Sustainability

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Drexel University Edmund D. Bossone Research Center

Bossone Lobby/Atrium

9:30 AM       Sponsor Registration and exhibit setup
10:30 AM       General Registration and networking/light breakfast

Bossone Atrium

10:45 AM       Welcome & Introductions
11:00AM        Presentation: Energy generation storage & distribution
11:30 AM       Presentation: Solar renewable energy

  • Jason Baxter, Drexel University

12:00 PM        Panel: New technologies in electrical energy storage

  • Joe Elabd, Drexel University; Jim Gormley, LithChem; Sanjay Deshpande. Moderator: Steve Vechy

12:45 PM        Lunch/Poster Session
1:30 PM          Lunch/Panel: Challenges and opportunities in shale gas research. How can we become involved?

  • Matt Yeager, PPL EnergyPlus; John Palamara, Air Products; Richard Cairncross, Drexel University; Hugo Caram, Lehigh University. Moderator: Yury Gogotsi

Mitchell Auditorium

2:15 PM          Keynote Presentation

  • Scott Livingston, Livingston Securities

3:00PM           Panel: Role of chemical industry in energy research

  • Jon Caspar, DuPont; Steve Auvil, Charles Coe (Air Products, ret’d). Moderator: Gene Lucadamo

3:45 PM          Panel: Future of innovative energy materials research in education/academia)

  • Anthony Lowman, Rowan University; Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania; Nick Strandwitz, Lehigh University. Moderator: Jason Baxter

4:30 PM          Closing Remarks

Bossone Lobby

4:45 PM         Reception