Category Archives: News

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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.

INTERNATIONAL SOLVOTHERMAL AND HYDROTHERMAL ASSOCIATION (ISHA) CONFERENCE

Prof. Gogotsi gave the plenary lecture at the 5th INTERNATIONAL SOLVOTHERMAL AND HYDROTHERMAL ASSOCIATION (ISHA) CONFERENCE in Tainan, Taiwan, organized by Prof. Masahiro Yoshimura this weekend.  Learn more about the event here: http://isha2016.web2.ncku.edu.tw/bin/home.php

Atomically Thin Films Grow In Number

Check Out Top Research of 2015 selected by C&EN: Atomically Thin Films Grow In Number2-D Materials: New methods for preparing the materials could lead to smaller, faster electronics, by Mitch Jacoby

 
 
You’ll see a picture from our MXene article published in the October issue of ACS Nano:
B. Anasori Y. Xie, M. Beidaghi, J. Lu, B. Hosler, L. Hultman, P. Kent, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional, Ordered, Double Transition Metals Carbides (MXenes), ACS Nano9 (10) 9507–9516 (2015) (cover article)
 
Congratulations to Babak and his co-authors!

Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents.

Read the full press release here.

DNI on National Public Radio

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and head of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was interviewed in a Dec. 2 WHYY-Radio (91-FM) story about his research to create a super-absorbent material that can help to clean up oil spills.

Listen to the interview here.

Latest Publication in Nature Communications

Congratulations to DNI members, alumni, and partners at Deakin University for their latest paper published in Nature Communications, regarding research supported by the Australian Research Council.  This is the latest news on the materials produced from BN nano sheets that have amazing properties and can be used for a variety of applications, from cleaning oil spills to high-temperature composites.  The publication is an open access paper which is available to everyone for free downloading.

Read the full press release here.

Most Accessed Article: ChemSusChem

Congratulations to Boota,whose cover paper was among the most accessed articles in ChemSusChem in October 2015: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1864-564X/homepage/2476_mostaccessed.html
M. Boota, M. P. Paranthaman, A. K. Naskar, Y. Li, K. Akato, Y. Gogotsi, Highly flexible and conductive waste tire-derived carbon/polymer composite paper as ultra-long cycle life pseudocapacitive electrode, ChemSusChem, 8 (21) 3576–3581 (2015)

International Conference on Innovative Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies (EEMT 2015)

On November 8th, Prof. Gogotsi joined Prof. Ram Manthiram from UT Austin and Prof. Yu Cui from Stanford to give plenary lecturers at the International Conference on Innovative Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies (EEMT 2015) in Nanning, China.  Learn more here: http://www.fuelcellscn.com/EEMT/Index.html