Drexel – KAIST Co-Op

The NNFC-Drexel Nano2 Co-op Center, will investigate fusion technology between top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication for the development of world best 1D/2D materials synthesis platforms.  In collaboration with researchers in NNFC and KAIST, Drexel’s professors will work on 1D nanostructured materials for nanopore fabrication and nano-discovery platform and develop new 2D nanostructured materials for energy storage and desalination applications. In addition, we will work to establish world best co-op program for educating and training graduate students in the multidisciplinary perspectives for rapid progress in nanotechnology.

Learn more about our world class center here.






April 2018 – Our team of four undergraduate Co-Op researchers travel to Korea to pursue individual research projects co-advised by Drexel faculty and faculty at NNFC-KAIST and KIST.

February 2018 – Congratulations on the team for their most recent joint publication
S. J. Kim, H.-J. Koh, C. E. Ren, O. Kwon, K. Maleski, S.-Y. Cho, B. Anasori, C.-K. Kim, Y.-K. Choi, J. Kim, Y. Gogotsi, H.-T. Jung, Metallic Ti3C2Tx MXene gas sensors with ultrahigh signal-to-noise ratio, ACS Nano, 2018

July 31 – Aug. 4th, 2017 Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Drexel students participate in the International Workshop on Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS 2017)  at KAIST.  Prof. Gogotsi’s talk was titled, “2D Metallic Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) and Advancement of Technology.“ View the full meeting program here.

July 10-13, 2017 Drexel PhD students, Kathleen Maleski and Christine Hatter, visit NNFC-KAIST and present at NANO KOREA 2017.

July 13-15, 2016 Drexel students join NNFC-KAIST researchers at NANO KOREA Meeting.  PhD student, Christine Hatter is awarded one of the Best Poster Awards.

Feb 25-26, 2016  Drexel welcomes KAIST-NNFC Colleagues for a two-day meeting on research exchanges. Read the news item here.

March 9, 2016 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.

April 13, 2016 Team members from the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Deakin University, and KAIST publish their first joint publication under the NNFC-KAIST Drexel Co-Op Program, published in the Journal of Power Sources.
-A. Byeon, A. M. Glushenkov, B. Anasori, P. Urbankowski, J. Li, B.W. Byles, B. Blake, K.L. Van Aken, S. Kota, E. Pomerantseva, J.W. Lee, Y. Chen, Y. Gogotsi, Lithium-ion capacitors with 2D Nb2CTx (MXene) – carbon nanotube electrodes, Journal of Power Sources (2016)

April 14, 2016 – Provost Brian Blake and Vice Provost Julie Mostov, along with Prof. MinJun Kim visit NNFC on April 13th.  They attended the KAIST Forum and had a meeting with JaeYoung Lee, President of NNFC, Dr. Ahn, and Prof. HeeTae Jung, Director of KINC(KAIST Institute for Nano-Century). They also had an unveiling ceremony to celebrate the start of the center. 

June 7, 2016 – Read the latest publication resulting from the research collaboration between Drexel and NNFC-KAIST. The publication is available in Applied Materials & Interfaces and here.