2018 Graduates and Awards

Posted on June 19, 2018

During the MSE Commencement Dinner last week, DNI member were recognized on multiple awards. Tom Heng and Devon Spinelli were awarded with both the Senior Design Award and with the Undergraduate Innovation Award. Evan Quain tied with another senior for the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. Finally, Bryan Byles from Dr. Pomerantseva’s group won the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduates!

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College of Engineering Senior Design Competition 2018

Posted on June 8, 2018

Congratulations to Thomas Heng and Devon Spinelli on placing second in the 2018 College of Engineering Senior Design Competition. Thomas and Devon gave a tremendous presentation for their project entitled “New Application of 2D Titanium Carbide in Electroacoustic Transducer”, advised by Professor Yury Gogotsi, and mentored by Dr. Katie Van Aken and Asia Sarycheva.

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DNI Co-Ops in Korea

Posted on May 29, 2018

Our team of four undergraduate co-op students (Katya, Pavel, Jeremy and Riki) hit the ground running and research results are already coming at KAIST and KIST in South Korea. Our Korean partners are excited. Below are a few pictures of their time in Korea so far.  

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New Paper in Nature

Posted on May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate, Tyler Mathis, Dr. Babak Anasori and our former team member Dr. Mengqiang Zhao on publishing a nice paper in Nature. This work results from collaboration with Prof. Shu Yang’s group at UPenn. Y. Xia, T. Mathis, M.-Q. Zhao, B. Anasori, A. Dang, Z. Zhou, H. Cho, Y. Gogotsi, S. Yang,Thickness Independent Capacitance of Vertically Aligned Liquid Crystalline MXenes, Nature, 557, 409–412(2018) Here is a link to a view-only version of our paper: https://rdcu.be/OqOM Below are links…

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Prof. Gogotsi Receives an Honorary Doctorate from KPI

Posted on May 15, 2018

On May 14th, 2018, Prof. Yury Gogotsi received an honorary doctorate from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (NTUU “KPI”), Kiev, Ukraine. A youtube video of the ceremony is available here.  

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Undergraduate Research Co-Ops Travel to Korea

Posted on May 4, 2018

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials is proud to send the first cohort of 4 undergraduate researchers to South Korea for a 5-month research co-op. The students will be working with colleagues at NNFC-KAIST and KIST on individual research projects led by Drexel faculty.  This collaboration is part of the NNFC-Drexel Nano2 Co-op Center, funded by the NRF and supported by Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC), Office of International Programs, College of Engineering, and the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.  

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Posted on April 27, 2018

Read the latest interview from PhD student, Ariana Levitt, on the polymer materials used in Philadelphia 76ers player, Joel Embiid’s protective mask. Read the full story here.


Collaboration with KAIST Featured in Chemical Engineering Magazine

Posted on April 12, 2018

DNI research done in collaboration with KAIST and published as a cover article in ACS Nano (https://pubs.acs.org/toc/ancac3/12/2) received nice coverage in Chemical Engineering magazine: http://www.chemengonline.com/gas-sensors-get-big-boost-sensitivity/ Four Drexel undergraduate co-ops will be participating in this and other research during their 6 month research co-op in Korea starting in May 2018,

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Gordon Research Conference on Batteries

Posted on March 5, 2018

Drexel was represented by several current faculty members (Katya Pomerantseva, MSE, Maureen Tang, CBE, Yury Gogotsi, MSE) and alums – Prof. Gleb Yushin (Georgia Tech), Dr. Kevin Knehr (Princeton) and Prof. Kelsey Hatzell (Vanderbilt) at the Gordon Research Conference on Batteries.  Drexel faculty, students, and alumni continue making significant impact in the energy field.  

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PA Junior Academy of Science Awardees Science Fair

Posted on March 1, 2018

Three of our visiting high school students have won 1st place prizes at the PA Junior Academy of Science.  They will proceed to the State competition next in State College, PA.  The students are advised by current PhD students, Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski. Congratulations to all!  

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