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Nanodiamond Review Article

Our review of nanodiamond is on the list of top 10 most read papers in Nature Nano, 5 years after publication.
This is a phenomenal performance showing continuing interest to the subject, but also the impact of that specific paper – 8 of 10. Most read are 2016 papers. Long lifetime shows a real impact of the paper.
Also, our very recent review of 2D materials for supercapacitors is among the hottest nanomaterials articles of Wiley: http://www.chemistryviews.org/view/0/HottestInorganic.html

MXenes-Amazing Science Radio Interview

Listen to Dr. Babak Anasori discuss the EMI Shielding properties of MXenes on Newstalk 610 here.

FIXING THE FUTURE OF BATTERIES, RIGHT NOW

In a recent edition of Nature Communications, Drexel materials science and engineering researchers Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Maria Lukatskaya, PhD, who have been surveying the landscape of energy storage research for years, offer a unified route for bringing our energy storage and distribution capabilities level with our energy production and consumption. Read the full blog post here.

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.

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi who has recieved an Honorary Professor appointment ceremony at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

 

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“Multifunctional Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbide (MXene)-Polymer Composites”

Congratulations to Christine Hatter and her co-author Babak Anasori on this recognition. This is the first conference presentation and first award for Christine. Her poster is titled “Multifunctional Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbide (MXene)-Polymer Composites”. Christine joined Kathleen and Mengqiang with colleagues from NNFC-KAIST.  Below they are pictured with our colleague, Dr. Ahn.

 

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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.
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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.