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Article Published by Northwestern Polytechnic University

Our colleagues at Northwestern Polytechnic University have published a nice article regarding our joint NOMAD project meeting visit to Xi’an. This is alma mater of our doctoral student Evelyn Ren.  Read more here:

Drexel in Worldwide Top 100 List for Patents

The Drexel Nanomaterials Institute is one of Drexel’s top patent producers.  Read the full story here.

DNI Researchers Present at ISEECap Conference

DNI researchers travel to  Montpellier, France to attend the ISEECap conference in Montpellier, France. Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Boris Dyatkin, Katie Van Aken and Dr. Mengqiang Zhao will present several oral and poster presentations, as well as an invited talk.  View more here:

Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to DNI researcher, Dr. Olya Mashtalir, who has been selected to receive the Research Excellence Award from Drexel University. She has done outstanding research on MXene and this award is well deserved. Olya has accepted an offer for a Research Associate position in Dr. Stephen O’Brien’s group at the City University of New York (CUNY) in Manhattan. She will be involved in a project related to developing electrodes for Li-ion batteries.  

Knitted Supercapacitors to Power Smart Shirts

Work done by DNI researcher, Dr. Kristy Jost, was featured in the May 2015 issue of IEEE Spectrum,  the magazine of IEEE, which is one of the most popular science and technology magazines that is distributed well beyond the community of IEEE members.

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…