New Energy Storage Technologies for Enabling Renewables at CHF

Posted on January 12, 2018

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering, SUNY Binghamton presented “New Energy Storage Technologies for Enabling Renewables” at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  Many systems and devices we use every day, including our cell phones and laptops, require batteries. Electric cars, solar and wind farms, and off-grid homes need much larger batteries. And we expect smart clothes and the internet to change how we live and how we gather and consume information in the near…

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DNI 2018 Calendar

Posted on December 13, 2017

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute wishes all of our students, alumni, collaborators, and peers a very happy holiday and all the best for 2018. Please check out our 2018 calendar here.

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Drexel REU on Energy and the Environment

Posted on November 30, 2017

Our 2018 REU Program is now OPEN for applications!   Drexel REU on Energy and the Environment June 18 – August 10, 2018 Apply Here:  http://drexel.edu/iexe/education/research-experience-for-undergrads/ Learn more about the program here.

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2017 Energy Storage Materials Award

Posted on November 21, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi for being awarded the 2017 Energy Storage Materials Award (Elsevier) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of energy storage materials and development.

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Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science

Posted on November 17, 2017

Congratulations to BS alumna Pri Narang (currently, Asst. Prof. at Harvard) on a major national recognition. She has been selected by Forbes Among 30 Under 30 in science for her work on quantum-engineered materials. https://www.forbes.com/pictures/59f77f3c31358e542c047796/prineha-narang-28/#2001f60e3408

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Nanodiamonds Found to Prevent Lithium Battery Fires

Posted on November 1, 2017

Our work on nanodiamond additive suppressing lithium dendrites keeps attracting attention of news media. This article titled “Nanodiamonds Found to Prevent Lithium Battery Fires” was published in EE Times this week. https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332526

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2017 Energy Storage Materials Award

Posted on September 27, 2017

Professor Yury Gogotsi has won the 2017 Energy Storage Materials Award, which is awarded by the journal Energy Storage Materials. The Award will be presented to Professor Gogotsi at the ICEnSM 2017 (2017 International Conference on Energy Storage Materials), which will be held in Shenzhen, China, on Nov. 18-21, 2017. The award, which is sponsored by Elsevier, gives special recognition to a person who has accomplished outstanding achievements in energy storage materials and devices. Read the full story here.

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Just Squeeze In — Drexel Researchers Discover When Spaces Are Tight, Nature Loosens Its Laws

Posted on September 18, 2017

It turns out that when they’re in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in — even if that means defying nature’s norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their “opposites attract” behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial. This discovery could be a pivotal development for energy storage,…

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Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

Posted on August 25, 2017

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads…

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Triangle Talks with Prof. Gogotsi

Posted on August 11, 2017

Check out the most Triangle Talks, featuring an interview with Prof. Yury Gogotsi.  Click here to read the full story.

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