Alumna Kelsey Hatzell will be joining Vanderbilt in January 2017 with dual appointments as assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments.
Drexel Materials PhD alumnus Siddhartha Pathak, PhD '09, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Drexel Materials PhD alumni Dr. Davide Mattia and Dr. Michael Naguib have been selected as two of Drexel University Magazine’s 2016 “Forty Under Forty.”
Postdoctoral researcher and alumnus Babak Anasori (PhD 2014, advisor: Michel Barsoum) has received an MRS Postdoctoral Award “for innovative research on 2D materials, creative and artistic ways of presenting science, dedication to and love of teaching, and student mentoring.”
George Vander Voort (BS '67) and PhD student Katie Jo Sunday were recognized for their exceptional achievements with this year’s Drexel University Alumni Association Awards.
Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi, along with his colleague, Professor in Materials Science at Paul Sabatier University Patrice Simon, has been awarded the RUSNANO Prize 2015.
Yury Gogotsi, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a professional society based in the United Kingdom with over 50,000 members worldwide.
Drexel Materials faculty and alumni received awards and honors at the MS&T 2015 Conference held October 4-8 in Columbus, OH.
Assistant Professor Garritt Tucker is a recipient of the 2016 TMS MPMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division.
Drexel Materials Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi is the recipient of the 2016 Nano Energy Award.
Gogotsi and Li have been honored by the University for their outstanding scholarly achievements.
Associate Professor Caroline Schauer is the recipient of the Drexel Fellowships Office 2016 Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes the efforts and critical role of faculty members who consistently go the extra mile to cultivate, prepare, and guide students in their applications to nationally-competitive fellowships.
Drexel Materials PhD students Sarah Gleeson and Jessica Weaver have been awarded prestigious 2016 national graduate fellowships.
BS/MS student Carli Moorehead has been awarded a 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program seeks to provide “a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.”
BS student Alexander McBride has been awarded a 2016 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship.
PhD candidate Amanda Huon (advisor: Dr. Steve May) has received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship award to be conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) over nine months beginning July 2016.
PhD student Henrietta (Etta) Tsosie has been selected to participate in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM program.
PhD student Ariana Levitt has been named a Coulter Fellow for 2016.
Professors Christopher Li and Michele Marcolongo have received a three-year NSF grant totaling $449,999 for their project entitled "Biomimetic Mineralization by Combining Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and One Dimensional Crystal Nucleation."
Team MXene has discovered that, by “sandwiching” one or two atomic layers of one transition metal between monoatomic layers of another metal with carbon atoms holding them together, there are more than 20 possible new 2D materials capable of revolutionizing the way we create materials today.
Professor Antonios Zavaliangos has received a three-year Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant.
A team of researchers, led by Drexel Materials Professor Jonathan Spanier, recently published its discovery that it is possible to control UV light production via a chemical reaction that functions like flipping a light switch.
Professor Christopher Li has discovered a method for growing crystals in a sphere shape, a development that could be used as a platform for drug delivery.
Drexel Materials research on a new 2-D material that has the potential to transform energy storage has been getting significant attention in the research community.
Researchers from Gogotsi’s Nanomaterials Group and Paul Sabatier University in France have reported a method for embedding a supercapacitor energy storage device in the silicon wafer of a microchip.
Polymer nanobrushes are made of microscopic filaments that prevent smudges on everyday objects like eyeglasses. They are usually created one bristle at a time, but the Soft Materials Lab has a better way.
In research recently published in the journal Nano Letters, Drexel Materials assistant professor Hao Cheng, PhD reports that the way to get cancer medicines past the tumor’s front door has everything to do with how the tiny particle is suited up for the journey.
Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva has been awarded a three-year $360,000 National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research grant through the Solid State and Materials Chemistry program for her project "Advanced Electrochemistry of Na-ion Battery Cathodes Through Chemically Controlled Materials Synthesis."
A team of researchers, including Dr. Yury Gogotsi from Drexel Materials, recently discovered a way to improve energy storage materials and make the resulting materials bigger and better at soaking up energy. The secret? Just add salt.
Researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures makes it highly oxidation resistant.
A research institute to be led by Materials Department Head and Professor Michele Marcolongo titled Biologically-Inspired and Resource-Conserving Advanced Materials (BRAVE) is one of the first recipients of funding through the new initiative Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE).
Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva has received a three-year $224,772 NSF grant award through the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems for her project “High-performance nanowire cathodes with stabilized microporous tunnels for Na-ion batteries.”