Drexel University continues to make great strides in its research output and reputation. Most notably, Drexel received the R1 Doctoral University designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, ranking it among top-tier, prestigious universities. Drexel also moved up several places to No. 51 on the list of the world’s top 100 research universities for U.S. patents granted in 2018 by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. Plus, last year, Drexel researchers increased the amount of sponsored research awards by 15 percent, to $124 million. Read more about the strong research at Drexel, including nano-related research, in the latest Drexel EXEL Magazine.
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The first comprehensive book on MXenes, 2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes): Structure, Properties and Applications is to be published this summer by Springer, co-edited by College of Engineering Distinguished University Professor Yury Gogotsi.
The book gathers all the origin material on MXene – the metallic, atomically thin two-dimensional materials discovered here at Drexel in 2011 – and summarizes research activity to date, both in the United States and in 50 countries throughout the world. Read the full press release here.
The video directed and produced by MSE PhD students Simge Uzun and Bilen Akuzum with research stars Tyler Mathis and Dr. Xuehang Wang playing main characters got the award for the Best Cinematography! Xuehang, Tyler and Prof. Gogotsi accepted the award plaque from Harriett Kung, Associate Director of the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Thanks to all who voted for the video on the DOE website. You can now watch the video and learn more about MXenes and energy storage on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob1N_uI91j0
Cast Your Vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest II
Watch a new video about MXenes and their role in energy storage resulting from our FIRST Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) activities:
This excellent video was produced for the Department of Energy EFRC Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest by PhD students, Bilen and Simge.
Drexel Moves Forward in Prestigious List of Top 100 International Universities Granted US Utility Patents
Drexel University once again ranked in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)’s list of the world’s top 100 universities for patents granted in the country in 2018.
Coming in at number 51, Drexel moved up three spots from last year’s ranking in the prestigious list, which the University has consistently made since the inaugural report was issued in 2013. With 44 issued patents from 2018 where Drexel was listed as the first assignee, the University is tied for 51st place.
Read the full story here.
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.