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MXenes Featured in Journal of Laboratory Automation

DNI begins 2014 in strong fashion, with the Institute’s MXene research being honored as one of the ten best research breakthroughs of 2013 by the Journal of Laboratory Automation. JALA highlights the top ten research breakthroughs among numerous fields (automation, microfluidics, nanotechnology, etc) that will impact basic and translational research across sectors. This year, MXenes were featured as “A New Generation of Materials” with enormous potential: Although graphene remains in the news as a 2D carbon material that holds incredible…

2014 DNI Calendars Now available

The 2014 DNI Calendar is now available! Click here for the PDF version of the 2014 DNI calendar, or email us if you’d like a print version.

Anasori Wins “Materials Today” Cover Competition

Continuing his history of success in visualization and imaging competitions, Babak Anasori’s submission to the Materials Today cover competition was selected as a winner and will be featured on the cover of a 2014 issue of the journal. Congratulations to Babak! See all of the winning entries here.

MESC-8 Students Graduate in Amiens

The Erasmus Mundus Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC) program is a two-year degree program in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. It consists of three semesters of classes plus one semester for a Master thesis in a research laboratory in Europe, China or the U.S. Throughout the course of the program, students rotate among seven partner universities: University of Picardie Jules Verne (France); Paul Sabatier University (France); Aix-Marseille University (France); University of Cordoba (Spain), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); Xiamen University…

DNI Members Honored for Contributions to Ceramic Technical Literature

DNI’s Michel Barsoum (A.W. Grosvenor and Distinguished Professor) and Yury Gogotsi (Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair), along with alumnus Volker Presser and students Michael Naguib, Olha Mashtalir and Joshua Carle, have been named the winners of the 2013 American Ceramic Society Ross Coffin Purdy Award. The award, which will be presented in October at the Materials Science and Technology Conference in Montréal, Canada, recognizes researchers “judged to have made the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature.” The ACerS board…

DNI Hosts Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Seminar

The AJ Drexel Nanotechnology Institute hosted representatives from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Drexel University on Friday, April 26, in a seminar highlighting JSPS’s fellowships and programs for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. The speakers were welcomed by Drexel’s Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Dr. Julie Mostov, followed by DNI Director Dr. Yury Gogotsi, who is a former JSPS fellow. JSPS Director Osamu Shimomura then introduced Deputy Director Fumiyo Kaneko, who discussed the Society’s fellowship…

PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference 2013

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute hosted the 2013 Pennsylvania Regional Nanotechnology for Energy Conference on May 23. A joint effort with the Lehigh University Nanotech Network, the 2013 conference focused on the theme “Strategic Priorities for Energy and Sustainability.” Topics of discussion included materials for energy generation and storage, the role of the chemical industry in energy research, the future of energy materials research and education and challenges and opportunities of shale gas. Attendees had the opportunity to network with…

2013 DNI Calendars Available

The 2013 DNI Calendar is now available! Click here for the PDF version of the 2013 DNI calendar, or email us if you’d like a print version.