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Drexel Co-Ops in Korea

Check out some highlights form DNI co-ops in Korea.

Cast Your Vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest II

From June 24 – July 24, the public is invited to cast their vote for up to three of their favorite videos on  The video with the most votes will receive the “People’s Choice Award”.  
Vote for our video, Future of Energy Storage produced by our students Bilen and Simge.

Future of Energy Storage

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.

First Book on MXenes

A book on MXenes will be published later this month. A number of Drexel researchers have contributed to it.

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.

2nd International Conference on MXenes in Beijing

Many Drexel researchers attended the 2nd International Conference on MXenes in Beijing, China. The conference attracted about 450 participants from 90 institutions in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia and US (mainland China is responsible for 66 of those).  The community of MXene researchers is expanding quickly – research publications already originate from more than 700 institutions in 47 countries, according to Web of Science. Three Chinese companies form the conference sponsors offer MAX and MXene for sale.
The next conference will take place in Ningbo in May 2020. Stay tuned – the exact dates will be determined soon.

Nanomaterials Institute Has a Shiny New Home

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.

Drexel-NNFC Co-Ops Arrive in Korea

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute is proud to announce that four undergraduate students from the Drexel COE and COAS arrived in South Korea on May 1, 2019 to start their 5 month co-op at the FIRST Nano2Co-op Center, a research center between Drexel University and the National Nanofabrication Facility Center. This program brings together researchers from across top universities in Korea (KAIST, KIST, SKKU) and faculty at Drexel University working in the area of Nanomaterials. Each student has a specifically designed research project to complete abroad.

This year’s students include:

Benjamin Chacon – Biomedical Engineering
Deng Kuol – Physics
Luke Houseman – Engineering Technology
Kyla Gardiola – Chemical and Biological Engineering

MXene Ink

Researchers from Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland, have created ink for an inkjet printer from a highly conductive type of two-dimensional material called MXene. Recent findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that the ink can be used to print flexible energy storage components, such as supercapacitors, in any size or shape.

Read the full press release here and shared at

Drexel Students Accepted to the MESC+ Program

Congratulations to undergraduate students Luisa Gomes and Carter Henderson. Both students have been selected for admission to the prestigious MESC+ Program, a fully funded 2 year M.S. Program sponsored by the European Commission. Congratulations!

Learn more about the MESC+ Program here.