Category Archives: News

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ACS Nano

Our work published in ACS Nano has been featured in a story posted to the ORNL website (https://www.ornl.gov/news/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close), EurekAlert!, AAAS’s site for science journalists (https://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2017-03/drnl-tmm031417.phpand its DOE portalhttps://www.eurekalert.org/doe/), and Newswise for general assignment reporters (http://www.newswise.com/articles/two-dimensional-mxene-materials-get-their-close-upand its DOE portalhttp://www.newswise.com/doescience/) It. has been picked up by various media. 
 
Mohamed Alhabeb, Katie Van Aken and our alum Michael Naguib are prominently featured in the article. Congratulations!

MRS Grassroots Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Babak Anasori on having his Grassroots Grant Proposal to the Materials Research Society Foundation selected for funding.

Prof. Gogotsi is Elected to Chair Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi who has been elected to Chair the 2018 Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology.

MATERIAL WITNESSES — RESEARCHERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE DELVING INTO DREXEL’S 2D MXENE

It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materialssuggests that even more should take up the pursuit.

Read the full press release here.

Nature Reviews Materials

Our review article has been included in the February issue of Nature Reviews Materials and Babak’s colored SEM Image of oxidized MXene is on the cover: http://www.nature.com/natrevmats/volumes/2/issues/2

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New Paper Published in ACS Nano

A new collaborative paper has been published in ACS Nano.  This work opens the road to synthesis of 2D and ultra-thin nitrides of transition metals. Synthesis of nitrides from MAX phases has been difficult. In the attached paper, we propose an alternative route to producing  nanometer-thin nitride sheets in large quantities:
 
X. Xiao, H. Yu, H. Jin, M. Wu, Y. Fang, J. Sun, Z. Hu, T. Li, J. Wu, L. Huang, Y. Gogotsi, J. Zhou, Salt-templated Synthesis of 2D Metallic MoN and Other Nitrides, ACS Nano, (2017)    

ISI Hot Paper and Highly Cited Paper (Top 0.1%)

Congratulations to Babak Anasori and his co-authors on having their papers listed as both “Hot Paper” and “Highly Cited Paper” on ISI. This paper is on discovery and properties of 2D ordered double-transition metal carbides, which was published in ACSNano and was selected both as the cover and Editors’ Choice article by ACS.

2016 Fall MRS Meeting

Many Drexel Nanomaterials Institute students and alumni are in attendance at the Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, MA this week.  DNI student, Kathleen Maleski also got the Best Poster nomination from her symposium, as did Dr. Babak Anasori for his symposium.

PhD Candidate Katie Van Aken was awarded the highly competitive MRS Best Poster Award. Congratulations to all!

View the images from the conference below:

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ISI Highly Cited

Prof. Gogotsi has been included in the list of ISI Highly Cited researchers for the 3rd year in the row: http://hcr.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com
This recognition is based on the number of papers that are within the top 1% in the materials science field. This is clearly the result of excellent work of our extremely productive A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.

Amanda Recognized for Boren Fellowship

Drexel University students have been very successful in winning the prestigious Boren Fellowship. Our very own PhD student, Amanda Pentecost, is one of them.  Only about 10% out of 250 or so combined Boren scholars and fellows are science/technology/engineering majors. Read the full story here.