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Council Rock H.S. North Features Trip to Drexel

CR North Honors Experimental Research in STEM students had the opportunity to visit the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University on Tuesday. Drexel University doctoral students and professors discussed their research and toured the students through the cutting edge labs. The students also enjoyed demos and did experiments to explore the properties of various materials. Several North students worked last year in Drexel’s research labs, and this relationship will continue this year.

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Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the group reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

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Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) Videos

Check out two new videos of Drexel DARE programs featuring faculty, students, and staff from the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.

Gogotsi Honored As a Citation Laureate

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Citation Laureate by Clarivate Analytics for his groundbreaking research advancing the development of carbon-based materials such as carbide-derived carbons, carbon onions, and nanodiamonds, and their applications in capacitive energy storage.

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Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.  Read the full story here: https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2018/September/MXene-spray-antennas/

Here is the link to the YouTube video that’s embedded in it as well:
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A. Sarycheva, A. Polemi, Y. Liu, K. Dandekar, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) for Wireless Communication, Science Advances, 4, eaau0920 (2018)

Congratulations to 2018 MESC Graduates

Congratulations to the 13th Class of MESC Graduates who earned their M.S. degrees this week in Amiens, France. Former DNI researcher, Pol Salles Peramon, was ranked #1 in the graduating class. MSE faculty, Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva, represented Drexel University at the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations once again to Pol all MESC graduates!

 

NanoArtography Featured in Excel Magazine

Check out the latest news story about our NanoArtography Competition, featured in Drexel’s Excel magazine.

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Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Program Renewed

The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC). Drexel is the only American university partnered with the prestigious MESC program and is funded at approximately $3.4M for implementation and scholarships.

Begun in 2005 and re-booted as MESC+ this summer, the program is conducted through eight research institutions in six countries, giving graduate students a multicultural experience at some of the world’s leading energy laboratories — with courses taught entirely in English.

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Welcome to Three New Industrial Consortium Members

Welcome to our new Industrial Consortium Members, Exponent (Bronze Level), Aspen Aerogels Inc. (Gold Level), and Cytosystems Ltd. (Bronze Level).

These three companies have partnered with the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute through the Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium, a convenient avenue access to the wealth of knowledge, human resources and instruments available at Drexel with a much higher flexibility compared to standard grants and contracts. Membership in the Consortium is an excellent way to initiate a project with Drexel University or maintain a long-term relationship with a community of researchers at Drexel benefiting from all the assets of the university in the materials and nanotechnology areas. To learn more about the Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium, click here, or email Ms. Wendy Thurman at wmt29@drexel.edu.

Gogotsi Receives Highest H-Index Value Recorded in College of Engineering

Drexel Materials Professor Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringhas opened new possibilities for the application of nanomaterials, has received an h-index value of 100 from Google Scholar and other citation databases — the highest ever received by a professor within the College of Engineering.* The h-index classifies scholars according to the number of extant papers that have been cited by other scientists and publications. The Google Scholar distinction refers to Gogotsi’s papers published just since 2013.

 

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