Category Archives: News

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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.

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.