Category Archives: News

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2019 A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute

The full calendar and the year-end summary letter from Prof. Yury Gogotsi can be found here.

Opening of NanoArtography exhibit

The opening reception for the newly installed NanoArtography exhibit was a big hit! The event and exhibit were organized by Babak Anasori in partnership with the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. The images mostly originated from submissions to the NanoArtography competition established by Babak in 2016. The exhibit will be available from now until March 15th in the 3rd floor of Drexel main building and is freely open to the public.

MXene as a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

Read the full paper in Joule detailing MXene/Polymer hybrid materials for flexible AC-filtering electrochemical capacitors here.

2018 Drexel College of Engineering Dean’s Report

The Drexel University College of Engineering Dean’s report has been released. Check out exciting news from around the College, specifically news on a new $5M nanomaterials laboratory space on page 4. View the full report here.

Council Rock H.S. North Features Trip to Drexel

CR North Honors Experimental Research in STEM students had the opportunity to visit the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University on Tuesday. Drexel University doctoral students and professors discussed their research and toured the students through the cutting edge labs. The students also enjoyed demos and did experiments to explore the properties of various materials. Several North students worked last year in Drexel’s research labs, and this relationship will continue this year.

View the full story here.

Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the group reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

Read the full press release here.

Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) Videos

Check out two new videos of Drexel DARE programs featuring faculty, students, and staff from the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.

Gogotsi Honored As a Citation Laureate

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Citation Laureate by Clarivate Analytics for his groundbreaking research advancing the development of carbon-based materials such as carbide-derived carbons, carbon onions, and nanodiamonds, and their applications in capacitive energy storage.

Read the full story here.

Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.  Read the full story here: https://drexel.edu/now/archive/2018/September/MXene-spray-antennas/

Here is the link to the YouTube video that’s embedded in it as well:
This new publication is receiving international. View some partner stories here:
A. Sarycheva, A. Polemi, Y. Liu, K. Dandekar, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) for Wireless Communication, Science Advances, 4, eaau0920 (2018)