Category Archives: News

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ECS Members Recognized for Scientific Contributions

ECS recognizes our faculty, their research, and recent awards in a recent posting available here.

Apply to Drexel’s 2016 IExE NSF REU Summer Program

Drexel’s IExE NSF: REU program is from June 20-August 12, 2016 with applicant requirements of at least 18 years old and a US citizen or permanent resident, and a current STEM undergraduate student.  The applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until May 30, 2016.  View the full application requirements here: http://drexel.edu/iexe/education/research-experience-for-undergrads/

Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

Read the new Drexel press release, which is now posted on the university newsroom site:
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/April/salt-template-oxides/
This work resulted from Prof. Gogotsi’s visiting professorship at HUST and 3-month visits of two HUST students to Drexel.

Drexel Joins High-Tech Fabric Research Collaboration

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health.   – See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/April/Drexel-AFFOA/#sthash.51c2KzZg.dpuf

MRS 2016 Spring Meeting

Our team including Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Babak Anasori, Mengqiang Zhao, Katie Van Aken, Amanda Pentecost, Evelyn Ren, and Sankalp Kota will attend the MRS 2016 Spring Meeting in Phoenix next week. All together, we have a dozen of posterand oral presentations, including a couple of invited talks.

Dr. Babak Anasori will be receiving the MRS Postdoctoral Award.This annual award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise and excellence in scientificresearch, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching, during their postdoc assignment. Babak was chosen from a very large group of nominees“for innovative research on 2D materials, creative and artistic ways of presenting science, dedication to and love of teaching, and student mentoring.” The award consists of an engraved trophy and a cash prize of $2,000. This is a highly competittive major internationalaward. Congratulations to Babak!

Katie van Aken will be acting as Students Ambassador for the MRS Spring 2016 Meeting, a major recognition and important service to the Society, and she will also be speaking at the Student Chapters Luncheon.

Collaboration with FIRST EFRC

Our work in collaboration with the FIRST EFRC team has been featured in the following press release:
The original paper referenced in the release is: Come, Y. Xie, M. Naguib, S. Jesse, S. V. Kalinin, Y. Gogotsi, P. R. C. Kent, N. Balke, Nanoscale elastic changes in two-dimensional Ti3C2Tx (MXene) pseudocapacitive electrodes, Advanced Energy Materials, 1502290 (2016)

Drexel University – President Report

Drexel University has released the President’s report for 2015. Prof. Yury Gogotsi and the new KAIST-NNFC Partnership in the report.  View the full report here.

Welcome to our KAIST and NNFC Visitors

Professors from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the National Nanofabrication Center (NNFC) visited the College of Engineering on February 24-26, the next step in solidifying the new research collaboration between the two institutions. The relationship was officially launched in November, 2015 when President Fry and a delegation of Drexel leaders and faculty travelled to Korea to celebrate the unique international partnership and officially open the FIRST Nano2 Co-op Center.  The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute looks forward to a fruitful partnership. Read the full press release here.

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Supercapacitor On-a-Chip Now One Step Closer

Read about the latest research collaboration between Prof. Gogotsi and Prof. Simon featured in Science regarding a new approach for creating chip-scale supercapacitors on silicon wafers.  The full press release is available here.

‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015’

Thomson Reuters has published a list of the researchers it deems to be the ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds‘ in 2015. Many materials scientists made the list, including Prof. Yury Gogotsi.  Read the full article here.