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XXV International Materials Research Congress

Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be attending the XXV International Materials Research Congress in Cancun: www.mrs-mexico.org.mx/imrc2016
 
He will be giving invited talks in Nanobiodesign (A.2) and Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (A.7) symposia.  We are happy to note that the Nanobiodesign symposium is organized by our former PhD student Z. Goknur Cambaz (Buke), who is a professor in Turkey now.

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.
365-24-7

Nature Journals’ Materials for Energy Conference

Prof. Gogotsi will travel to China today to give a talk at the Nature Journals’ Materials for Energy conference in Wuhan and to visit DNI alumni, Prof. Alex Yu at Jilin University, where he will present two seminars.

International Research Showcase

Drexel faculty and students presented research at the first International Research Showcase.  View the full video here.

ECS Members Recognized for Scientific Contributions

ECS recognizes our faculty, their research, and recent awards in a recent posting available here.

Apply to Drexel’s 2016 IExE NSF REU Summer Program

Drexel’s IExE NSF: REU program is from June 20-August 12, 2016 with applicant requirements of at least 18 years old and a US citizen or permanent resident, and a current STEM undergraduate student.  The applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until May 30, 2016.  View the full application requirements here: http://drexel.edu/iexe/education/research-experience-for-undergrads/

Congratulations to Prof. Gogotsi on winning the 2016 Nano Energy Award

This award recognizes an outstanding researcher in the field of nano energy whose work

  • reflects the interdisciplinarity of this field
  • has contributed in an innovative and/or impactful way to solving the major energy problems facing society

The Awards Committee received a number of high caliber nominations this year, but Professor Gogotsi’s nomination was ranked highest in terms of meeting the criteria for the award.

Read the full announcement here.

SEPTA and Supercapacitors

Read about supercapacitors use by SEPTA here.

Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

Read the new Drexel press release, which is now posted on the university newsroom site:
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/April/salt-template-oxides/
This work resulted from Prof. Gogotsi’s visiting professorship at HUST and 3-month visits of two HUST students to Drexel.

Drexel Joins High-Tech Fabric Research Collaboration

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health.   – See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/April/Drexel-AFFOA/#sthash.51c2KzZg.dpuf