Welcome to Three New Industrial Consortium Members

Posted on July 16, 2018

Welcome to our new Industrial Consortium Members, Exponent (Bronze Level), Aspen Aerogels Inc. (Gold Level), and Cytosystems Ltd. (Bronze Level). These three companies have partnered with the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute through the Materials and Nanotechnology Consortium, a convenient avenue access to the wealth of knowledge, human resources and instruments available at Drexel with a much higher flexibility compared to standard grants and contracts. Membership in the Consortium is an excellent way to initiate a project with Drexel University or maintain a long-term…

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Gogotsi Receives Highest H-Index Value Recorded in College of Engineering

Posted on July 13, 2018

Drexel Materials Professor Yury Gogotsi, PhD, whose research as founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineeringhas opened new possibilities for the application of nanomaterials, has received an h-index value of 100 from Google Scholar and other citation databases — the highest ever received by a professor within the College of Engineering.* The h-index classifies scholars according to the number of extant papers that have been cited by other scientists…

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Educational Outreach

Posted on July 3, 2018

The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute has been busy nurturing the next generation of materials scientists and engineers. For six months, the group played host to three honors seniors from Council Rock High School North. The students worked with PhD mentors Kanit Hantanasirisakul and Kathleen Maleski on MXene research projects. They presented their final projects in a group meeting and at two regional science fairs.

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A Strength Supplement For Aerospace Materials

Posted on July 2, 2018

In an exciting development for the field of aerospace engineering, the lightweight materials of airplanes and rockets might soon be getting stronger. A new method for making ceramic materials — which are used in propellers and heat shields — has enabled the introduction of chemical compounds to bolster their strength and could also imbue them with other useful properties. The discovery was recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and Penn State University. Check out the full press release here.

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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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