Prof. Yury Gogotsi Receives $2.2 Million Endowed Chair

Posted on May 3, 2017

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose materials science research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute has opened up new possibilities for the applications of nanomaterials, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor at Drexel University. The professorship was established with a permanent endowment of $2.2 million that will be used to fund Gogotsi’s current and future research initiatives – Read the full story here. Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi!  

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MRS Meeting Scene

Posted on April 25, 2017

Read a brief interview with Prof. Yury Gogotsi, featured in the MRS Meeting Scene.  Click here to read the full interview.

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1st place winner in Science as Art competition

Posted on April 20, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Babak Anasori and undergraduate student Leah Clark on their 1st place in the MRS Science as Art competition.

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Africa Energy Materials Conference

Posted on March 30, 2017

Prof. Yury Gogotsi delivered a plenary lecture at the 1st Africa Energy Materials Conference.  View the full list of upcoming conference presentations here.

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Perspective Article on MXenes

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Congratulations to our colleague, Prof. Patrice Simon, on his new Perspective article on MXenes, featured in the March issue of ACS Nano: Pillared Structure Design of MXene with Ultralarge Interlayer Spacing for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Capacitors Jianmin Luo, Wenkui Zhang, Huadong Yuan, Chengbin Jin, Liyuan Zhang, Hui Huang, Chu Liang, Yang Xia, Jun Zhang, Yongping Gan, and Xinyong Tao Publication Date (Web): Dec 21, 2016pp. 2459–2469 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07668

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ACS Nano

Posted on March 20, 2017

Our work published in ACS Nano has been featured in a story posted to the ORNL website (, EurekAlert!, AAAS’s site for science journalists ( its DOE portal, and Newswise for general assignment reporters ( its DOE portal It. has been picked up by various media.    Mohamed Alhabeb, Katie Van Aken and our alum Michael Naguib are prominently featured in the article. Congratulations!

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MRS Grassroots Grant

Posted on March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Babak Anasori on having his Grassroots Grant Proposal to the Materials Research Society Foundation selected for funding.

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Prof. Gogotsi is Elected to Chair Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology

Posted on March 3, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi who has been elected to Chair the 2018 Gordon Research Conference of Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology.

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Posted on February 17, 2017

It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materials, suggests that even more should take up…


Nature Reviews Materials

Posted on February 15, 2017

Our review article has been included in the February issue of Nature Reviews Materials and Babak’s colored SEM Image of oxidized MXene is on the cover:

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