September 4, 2012
View an Inside Science video clip featuring MXene work done by PhD students Michael Naguib and Babak Ansori for a program sponsored by the American Institute of Physics here.
August 13, 2012
The recently published flow capacitor paper was rated as the #5 article this week on the list of most requently read papers in Advanced Energy Materials. Read more here.
July 23, 2012
Congratulations to Michael Naguib and his French co-authors, Patrice Simon's group, on publication of their paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society
July 20, 2012
IEEE features a story on DNI flow capacitor research here.
July 19, 2012
Read a highlight on Amanda Pentecost's Co-Op experience at SARI here.
July 15, 2012
Cnogratulations to Riju Singhal, Vadym Mochalin, and Maria Lukatskaya for their new publication in Nature Scientific Reports. Read a full Drexel press release here.
July 7, 2012
PhD Candidate, Carlos Perez, and former DNI Members, Dr. Volker Presser and Dr. Sun-Hway Yeon, have published a new paper in Advanced Functional Materials.
June 27, 2012
Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi for being named the 2012 European Carbon Association Laureate. Read more here.
June 7, 2012
Profs. Yury Gogotsi and Patrice Simon have published an invited review aricle in Accounts of Chemical Research. PhD student Maria Lukatskaya helped create illustrations. Read more here.
June 5, 2012
Prof. Yury Gogotsi will be joining a Drexel delegation at the opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai this Wednesday, June 6th. He will meet with research collaborators and current Drexel students at SARI and present a seminar at Dalian University of Technology.
June 2, 2012
Krissty Jost has been featured in a new article. View the article here.
June 1, 2012
Congratulations to Kristy Jost and Carlos Perez who have won 3 awards in the National IGERT video adn poster competition. Learn more here.
May 28, 2012
DNI members have published a new paper titled, "Tribological properties of nanodiamond-epoxy composites" in the peer-reviewed journal Tribiology Letters.
May 23, 2012
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Drexel have reported the developmet of a new technology for grid-scale energy storagewhich could provide an innovative method for storing energy on the electrical grid. Their results are reported in a special issue of Advanced Energy Materials.
May 21, 2012
Congratulations to DNI group member and Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Volker Presser, for being awarded a 3 M. Euro grant by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to start his own research group. He will be joining the INM-Leibnitz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrucken (Germany) as Head of the Energy Materials Junior Research Group on June 1st.
May 10, 2012
DNI members, Murat Kurtoglu and Travis Longenbach, have their Paper "Preventing Sodium Poisoning of Photocatalytic TiO2 Films on Glass by Metal Doping" has been listed as one of the most accessed articles in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science. Read more here.
May 7, 2012
View the MRS Science as Art video competition winning images here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxXXtiLO-bI
It features images from PhD candidate Babak Anasori and Michael Naguib.
May 7, 2012
Jake McDonough, Dr. Volker Presser, Dr Teresa Ubieto, Dr. Junjie Niu, and former RET participant, Mr. Chris Miller, published an article titled "Influence of the structure of carbon onions on their electrochemical performance in supercapacitor electrodes" in the peer-reviewed journal Carbon. This article has been published in the special issue of CARBON-Festschrift dedicated to Peter A. Thrower, Editor-in-Chief, on the occasion of his 30 years of service to the journal. Prof. Gogotsi was one of the editors and all papers published in this issue were invited from current and former editors or members on the editorial board.
This issue also contains an article resulting form DNI collaborations with the Dalian team:
H. Hu, Z. Zhao, Q. Zhou, Y. Gogotsi, J. Qiu, The role of Microwave Absorption on formation of Graphene from Graphite Oxide, Carbon, 50 (9) 3267-3273 (2012)
May 3, 2012
Congratulations to DNI researchers and alumna for their new publication in the academic journal, Biomaterials, titled "Mechanical Properties and Biomineralization of Multifunctional Nanodiamond-PLLA Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering"
May 2, 2012
A new paper has been published out of the DNI in the peer-reviewed journal, MRS Communications, titled "Three-Dimensional nanostructures from porous anodic alumina"
April 30, 2012
A new peer-reviewed article has been published in Biomaterlas titled, "Mechanical properties and biomineralization of multifunctional nanodiamond-PLLA composites for bone tissue engineering"
April 26, 2012
View photos of current and former DNI researchers at the Spring 2012 MRS Meeting in CA here.
April 18, 2012
Michael Naguib has received George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship from the College of Engineering. A brief description of the award is as follows: "Awarded to qualified candidates for the PhD program in an interdisciplinary program or research area in the College of Engineering"
April 17, 2012
Ms. Kristy Jost, IGERT Fellow, was awarded both the NDSEG and the NSF GRFP Fellowship. Congratulations!
April 16, 2012
Group members Vadym Mochalin, Ioannis Neitzel, Amanda Pentecost, Sean Orzolek, Kristy Jost, John McDonough attended MRS meeting in San Francisco, CA (April 9-13, 2012) where Prof. Gogotsi co-organized the first symposium on nanodiamond particles. Nanomaterials group made a strong presence at this meeting with a total of 9 oral and poster presentations.
April 16, 2012
Read a news story about Pennsylvania's Nanotech Players Pursuing Giga-Scale Impact, featuring Prof. Yury Gogotsi. Click here to read the article
April 9, 2012
New course offering for Fall; CHM 443. (Mat 443) Solid-State Chemistry (3). Click here for more information
April 6, 2012
Ph.D. Student Kristy Jost Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Click here for more information
April 2, 2012
The Nanotechnology Institute re-funded with $1.16M from Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.
March 19, 2012
Elina Vitol and Zuly Orynbaeva publish their article titled "Nanoprobes for intracellular and single cell surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)" in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. Prof. Gary Friedman is also a co-author on this paper.
March 6, 2012
Paper on modeling ions in realistic porous CDC electrodes was published in Nature Materials today.
February 20, 2012
Drexel alum and Y-Carbon's CEO Dr. Ranjan Dash awarded with prestigious Alumni Circle of Distinction award from the College of Engineering. Click here to view picture from the event.
February 6, 2012
Drexel’s Babak Anasori is image is featured on BBC, National Geographic, and the NSF Visualization Challenge. Click here for more information
September 22, 2011
Drexel researchers' recent MXene publication is receiving additional press worldwide. Read about it here.
September 6, 2011
DNI reserachers in collaboration with scientists at Universite Paul Sabatier and industrial partners, SLOVIONIC and AIXTRON publish a high impact paper titled "Capacitive Energy Storage from -50 to 100 degrees C Using an Ionic Liquid Electrolyte." The results from this study are anticipated to revolutionize the way Electrical Energy Storage systems are used around the world. Read the full press release here.
August 30, 2011
A new review on "Carbon-based solids and materials" by P. Delhaes has been published by Prof. Gogotsi and Etzold in CARBON. View full article here.
August 29, 2011
Profs. Barsoum and Gogotsi continue to recieve major press for their breakthrough in 2-D Nanocrystals. Read article here.
August 22, 2011
DNI members publish a new article in Advanced Materials on their high impact research in the area of Two-Dimensional Nanocrystals. Read the press release here.
July 29, 2011
Prof. Yury Gogotsi visits the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), a brand new institute of the Chinese Academy of Science. View a brief report on this visit here.
July 26, 2011
Prof. Yury Gogotsi is visiting Shanghai, China through July 29 as a keynote speaker for the World Conference on Carbon (conference info here) and as a program chair and lecturer for the pre-conference workshop on Carbon Materials for Energy sponsored by Elsevier. View more here. Through August 4, Prof. Gogotsi will be attending the annual meeting of the Editorial Board of CARBON Journal, as well as visiting the Chinese Academy of Science, Fudan and Jilin Universities, and meeting with Drexel alum Dr. Haihui Ye.
July 25, 2011
DNI alumnus Dr. Bastian Etzold's work on the "Cluster of Excellence" is featured in an issue of Advanced Materials. View issue here.
June 24, 2011
Dr. Volker Presser, Assistant Research Professor, meets with President Christian Wulff of Germany during the "Building Bridges-Top Level Research in Germany-Top Researchers for Germany" event, organized by the German Scholars Orientation. View photo here.
May 24, 2011
A new paper is published from the DNI titled "Synthesis of quasi-oriented a-MoO3 nanobelts and nanoplatelets on TiO2 coated glass"
May 22, 2011
Apply for the CRDF Global Central Asia Travel Opportunity for Nanotechnology Researchers. Learn more here.
May 13, 2011
President Fry identifies nanotechnology at Drexel as a keyto "spark" and strengthening Philadelphia's regional research network. Read more here.
May 9, 2011
The A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute launches the Drexel Energy Group website. Click here to view.
May 7, 2011
DNI alumnus, Dr. Ranjan Dash (MBA/Ph.D. '06, advisor: Gogotsi) was awarded the 2011 Drexel Alumni Entrepreneur Award. View photos from the ceremony here.
April 30, 2011
Vadym Mochalin (PI) and colleagues have been awarded beam time on Fine-Resolution Fermi Chopper Spectrometer (SEQUOIA) at the Spallation Neutron Source facility, ORNL to conduct neutron spectroscopy study of nanodiamond.
April 8, 2011
Drexel students participate in Drexel University Research Day. View pictures here.
March 28, 2011
Prof. Gogotsi presents a seminar at WPI on "Carbide-Derived Carbons for Energy Related Applications". Read more here.
March 25, 2011
Energy Frontier Reserach Center - FIRST launches a video on their multi-institutional groundbreaking research. View video here.
March 11, 2011
Prof. Yury Gogotsi has been selected as a 2011 MRS Fellow. Learn more here.
March 7, 2011
Jill Buckley joins the Drexel Nanotechnology Institute as the Business Coordinator.
March 6, 2011
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Pavel Ruvinskiy, joins the DNI.
February 26, 2011
DNI researchers, Murat Kurtoglu and Travis Longenbach, publish a new paper titled " Preventing Sodium Poisoning of Photocatalytic TiO2 Films on Glass by Metal Doping" in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science.
February 20, 2011
A new paper has been published from the DNI in Composites Science and Technology.
February 13, 2011
DNI alumnus and current CTO and VP of Industry Consortium Company Y-Carbon, Dr. Ranjan Dash, has been selected for the 2011 Drexel University Alumni Entrepeneur Award.
January 30, 2011
A new paper from the DNI will be used as Chapter 1 in Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Biodefense. View this and other publications here.
January 24, 2011
Prof. Yury Gogotsi and PhD student, Riju Singhal, have been interviewed regarding their work on cellular endoscopes. View the article here.
January 1, 2011
An impressive total of 20 journal papers were published by the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute during 2010!
December 29, 2010
Drs. Michael Schrlau and Junjie Niu have published a new article in the top research journal Small (ISI 6.171), "Carbon Nanotube Tipped Endoscopes for In Situ Intracellular Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy". View more here.
December 28, 2010
Maria Lukatskaya's SEM image has been seclected by the Carl Zeiss Nanoimage Contest as one of the six images to be published in the Carl Zeiss 2011 calendar. View Maria's award winning image here.
December 14, 2010
December 3, 2010
A new short Perspective article titled "High-Temperature Rubber Made from Carbon Nanotubes" has been published by Science magazine. Read the article here.
Dexember 3, 2010
November 1, 2010
The A.J. Drexel Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium would like to welcome its newest industry partner, DENTSPLY Caulk.
October 25, 2010
Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Vadym Mochalin were noted in the Oct. 1, 2010 AMP Advanced Materials & Processes article about developing micro-supercapacitors as an ultrahigh-power energy storage device.
October 20, 2010
Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Vadym Mochalin were quoted in a renewableenergyfocus.com article about developing micro-supercapacitors as an ultrahigh-power energy storage device. View full story here.
September 10, 2010
August 17, 2010
The Future is NEAR program at North Penn High School and former Research Experiences for Teachers participant Michael Boyer were featured in article in The Reporter for Boyer's proposal to the Toshiba America Foundation to purchase a Scanning Electron Microscope for use by NPHS students.
August 16, 2010
August 13, 2010
Industry Consortium partner, AlumiFuel Power, releases news regarding their most recent success. View the press release here.
August 9, 2010
NSF Awards $6 Million Grant to Drexel University-Led Project that Will Develop a Common Platform for Unifying Humanoids Research. Click here for the full article.
August 9, 2010
Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering releases their summer 2010 e-newsletter. To view the newsletter, click here.
August 3, 2010
Profs. Gogotsi and Barsoum have been announced as the most cited researchers in the College of Engineering. According to ISI Wed of Science, both have h-indexes of of 40 and 41 respectively.
July 31, 2010
Prof. Michel Barsoum (MSE) and Prof. Yury Gogotsi have been featured in an online article regarding their participation in the upcoming BATT ProgramUS Department of Energy. Click here to read the full article.
July 21, 2010
Profs. Gogotsi (PI) and Barsoum (Co-PI) have been awarded a grant from the BATT Pogram from the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, for their project, "New Layered Nanolaminates for use in Lithium Battery Anodes". Read more here.
July 19, 2010
Prof. Yury Gogotsi has been awarded a new grant from the Department of Energy. This three year project has a total budget of $450,000 and is expected to make significant contributions to the Energy field. Read the Dean's announcement here.
July 12, 2010
Jake McDonough, Dr. Volker Presser, and Prof. Yury Gogotsi attended the DoE Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Energy Frontier Research Center meeting. Jake presented a poster summarizing relavent research activities from the Drexel Nanotechnology Institute.
July 8, 2010
Dr. Youngmoo Kim (PI, assistant professor of Elec. & Comp. Engineering), Dr. Yury Gogotsi (co-PI, Prof. of MSE) and Dr. William Regli (co-PI, Prof. of Comp. Sci) and their collaborators at Virginia Tech and USC have been awarded a $6 million Major Research Infrastructure-Recovery & Reinvestment grant from the NSF. Read more here.
June 25, 2010
June 23, 2010
Dr. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Patrice Simone have released a new article, "Charge Storage Mechanism in Nanoporous Carbons and Its Consequence for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors".
June 22, 2010
June 18, 2010
Dr. Gogotsi presented research on "Effect of Metal Doping on the Photocatalytic Activity of Ti02 Films", by Murat E. Kurtoglu, Travis Longenbach, Yury Gogotsi (oral) and "Synthesis and Applications of Photocatalytically Active Titania Nanoparticles" by Olha Mashtalir, Sergey Pogulay, Alexey Gogotsi, Murat Kurtoglu, Carlos Perez, and Yury Gogotsi (poster) at the CIMTEC 2010 Conference.
June 18, 2010
Prof. Yury Gogotsi met with the Dean of Engineering, Prof. Loboda, and Rector (President) Prof. Zgurovsky of Kiev Polytechnic Institute, the top univeristy in Ukraine regarding the collaboration between Drexel University and KPI. Learn more here.
June 16, 2010
June 7, 2010
Prof. Gogotsi and collaborators have released a new article, "Simulations of large multi-atom vacancies in diamond."
June 3, 2010
Industry Consortium partner, Innova Dynamics (formerly Innova Materials), has recenlty raised their first round of venture capital funding of $5.5 million. For more information regarding Innova Dynamic's fundraising news, click here.
May 26, 2010
Members of the DNI attended the 2010 Nano for Business Conference hosted by Lehigh University and the Lehigh Nanotechnology Network. More information about the event available here.
May 24, 2010
Volker Presser has been nominated for the best dissertation at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Dr. Presser will present his PhD work, "oxidation and wet wear of silicon carbide,” at a reception July 16, 2010, and the award ceremony will take place July 17.
May 21, 2010
May 12, 2010
AlumiFuel Power, Inc. has been selected for a U.S. Navy R&D contract under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Read more about API's success here.
May 3, 2010
Y-Carbon, Inc. is happy to welcome Dr. Theodore Scabarozi ( 2009, Ph.D. MSE) to their team as a corporate post doctoral researcher. Support for Dr. Scabarozi will be provided through a NSF grant awarded to Y-Carbon, Inc. Read more here.
April 29, 2010
April 23, 2010
DNI alumnus John Chmiola (Ph.D. 2009) has published his second paper as first author in Science on April 23, 2010 (www.sciencemag.org -J. Chmiola, C. Laregeot, P. -L. Taberna, P. Simon, and Y. Gogotsi, "Monolithic carbide-derived carbon films for micro-scupercapacitors"). Read more about the publication here.
April 20, 2010
Industry Consortium Member, Y-Carbon, Inc., held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday with Rep. Murphy for the opening of their new facility in Bristol, Pennsylvania. This expansion will create dozens of jobs for the region and increase research and technology for the alternative and clean energy sector. Read more here and watch media coverage via this link.
April 11, 2010
Y-Carbon, Inc., Industry Consortium affiliate has been featured in an Economic Times Now (ETNow) news story, India's number 1 business daily publication with a daily circulation of 62,000. To watch the media coverage, please click here.
April 5, 2010
The Universisty of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a MS in Nanotechnolgoy Program. Click here for more information.
March 31, 2010
March 30, 2010
The A.J. Drexel Institute welcomes the newest member of the Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium, Meta Tenna. Click here for more information.
March 19, 2010
Consortium Member, Y-Carbon, Inc., has recently announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded it the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Grant, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support small business innovation research. Read more here.
March 3, 2010
Innnova Materials, an Industry Consortium Member, was recently named one of the Top 5 Green Materials and Green Building companies on the East Coast by AlwaysOn, winning placement in their annual GoingGreen Top 50 Private Companies. To learn more, click here.
February 18, 2010
Drexel University researchers have been featured in the 2008 W.M. Keck Foundation Annual Report for their discovery of a new form of plasma in liquid. Click here for more information.
February 3, 2010
Sid Pathak and Shruti Gour, DNI affiliates, are both winners of the 2009 Materials Today Cover Competition. These images, along with other winners, can be viewed here.
February 2, 2010
Ken Lau (CBE), Alex Fridman (MEM), Vadym Mochalin (MSE), and Giuseppe Palmese (CBE) have been awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant to acquire a state-of-the-art X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) surface analysis instrumentation system.
January 21, 2010
Drexel researchers continue to receive unsolicited coverage regarding their excellent paper, “Small diameter carbon nanopipettes” (Riju Singhal, S. Bhattacharyya, Z. Orynbayeva, E. Vitol, G. Friedman, Y. Gogotsi, 2010, Nanotechnology v. 21, 015304). The research is being featured on a leading Russian nanotechnology website, as well as a prestigious nanotechnology UK publication. This work was made possible through financial support from the WM Keck Foundation.
December 3, 2009
Consortium member, Y-Carbon, the start-up company of Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi, former Ph.D. student Ranjan Dash (MBA/Ph.D. '06), and former Drexel post-doc Gleb Yushin (now assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology) has received a 2009 "Company to Watch" award at the Enterprise Awards presented by Eastern Technology Council.
November 20, 2009
An interdisciplinary team of students placed second in the 2009 Global Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Competition titled "Green to Gold Concepts to Change the World: People, Prosperity & Planet" for their nanotechnology-based project. Dheeraj Roy (Biomed), Shruti Gour (Biomed), and Kevin Freedman (MEM) presented their concept titled “Carbon Nanotube Filter to Reduce Greenhouse Effect” in the competition which was hosted by the Baiada Center and Drexel Green.
September 23, 2009
August 24, 2009
Ranjan Dash, Ph.D./MBA '06, has won a prestigious 2009 Young Innovator Award from Technology Review.
July 23, 2009
The Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport (FIRST) Energy Frontier Research Center, funded by the Department of Energy, held its first all-PI meeting at Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 20-21. Yury Gogotsi, DNI Director, and Kevin Shuford, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (starting in September 2009) are Co-PIs. Read more about the FIRST Center here.
July 22, 2009
Drexel University and Y-Carbon, a member of the Drexel Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium, Receive 2009 R&D 100 Award for Tunable Nanoporous Carbon. Click here to read more.
July 17, 2009
AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Customizes Its Powder Mistures Through Nanotechnology Analysis. A news release features the role of the Consortium in the success of member company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Click here to read the story.
July 6, 2009
A Triangle article discusses funding from the NanoTechnology Institute (NTI) and highlights Dr. Wan Shih's research.
May 1, 2009
Drexel University - Amerinova LLC Collaboration Results in Improved Protective Masks Against Flu (download here)
Apr 20 2009
MSE Alum Ranjan Dash Wins Young Alumni Entrepreneur Award
Apr 6 2009
Gogotsi Receives Grant for Partnership with France
Apr 6 2009
Nanomaterials Group Publishes CDC Papers
Mar 30 2009
Dr. Yury Gogotsi Receives Continuation Grant from BFTP
Mar 20 2009
Nanodiamonds Exhibit Blue Fluorescence
Mar 13 2009
Nanomaterials Group Alumna Publishes in Langmuir
Mar 13 2009
Prineha Narang Awarded DAAD-RISE Research Internship
Mar 10 2009
Gogotsi and Colleagues Receive NSF Grant
Mar 5 2009
Gogotsi and Colleagues Publish Several Papers in Early 2009
Feb 9 2009
Nanomaterials Group Publishes in ACS Nano
Jan 30 2009
Supercapacitors Article Is Number 2 in NSF Readers' Favorites for 2008
Jan 5 2009
Gogotsi Quoted in Financial Times
April 5, 2010
The Universisty of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a MS in Nanotechnolgoy Program. Click here for more information.