Alumna Prineha Narang (BS ‘11) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Alumnus Davide Mattia (PhD 2008) has been promoted to Full Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, UK.
Alumnus Michael Naguib (PhD 2014, advisors: Michel Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi) will be joining Tulane University in January 2018 as assistant professor in the department of Physics and Engineering Physics.
The Drexel Alumni Association Young Alumni Emerging Leader Award is presented to an individual who graduated within the last 10 years, regardless of age or degree, who is making an impact within his or her community or in his or her profession since graduation.
Three Drexel Materials PhD graduates and one former post-doctoral researcher have recently received acknowledgement of their accomplishments in the field.
To bridge the gap between materials science and product fabrication, a group of Drexel Materials students and post-doctoral researchers spent the summer in South Korea as the first cohort to participate in a collaboration between Drexel University, the National Nanofabrication Center (NNFC) and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Interest in two-dimensional (2D) materials for energy technology, with the potential to positively impact efficiency and environmental sustainability, is rapidly growing. Drexel University and, in particular, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a hub for research into possible advances in 2D materials for energy. As such, Drexel played host to the "Symposium on 2D Transition Metal Compounds for Energy Applications," bringing together 85 participants from 13 different institutions to explore the use of these materials in a variety of energy contexts.
Drexel Materials has undergone research facilities expansion this academic year, especially in the areas of energy and polymers.
At its November 17th meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences elected Drexel Materials Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum as a Foreign Member.
Professor Jon Spanier has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva is the 2016 recipient of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Energy Technologies Award (ETA), presented for notable and outstanding research in the field of smart energy technologies.
Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi has been selected as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.
Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum has been selected for a Chair of Excellence in Grenoble, France by the Nanosciences Foundation.
Li received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the College’s Polymer Appreciation Day, a one day symposium held on May 12, 2017 celebrating the outstanding achievements of the college’s alumni and students.
Associate Professor Steven May is a recipient of the 2017 Provost Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity, Early Career, which recognizes up to three faculty members (one in Art, one in Science and one in Industry) who have demonstrated unusual excellence in their scholarly field and who are considered emerging leaders in these fields.
Three Drexel Materials faculty members are recipients of the Office of Research's inaugural Scholarly Materials and Equipment Research Award. These awards provide tenured and tenure-track faculty the opportunity to apply for funds for the acquisition and/or development of equipment, software, systems, or library collections that will enhance their research portfolio as well as increase their contributions to Drexel.
Gogotsi received the award "For outstanding contributions to the field of carbide derived carbons, carbon onions and nanodiamonds for capacitive energy storage and biomedical applications.”
PhD student Ariana Levitt (advisor: Caroline Schauer) and BS/MS student Carli Moorehead (BS Biomedical Engineering, MS Drexel Materials; advisor: Michele Marcolongo) are two of four current Drexel University students selected as 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.
BS/MS student Carli Moorehead (BS Biomedical Engineering, MS Drexel Materials; advisor: Michele Marcolongo) has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Drexel Materials sophomores Riki McDaniel and Marina D’Souza have been selected to be Pennoni Honors College 2016-17 Aspire Scholars. The Aspire Scholars program is designed to provide promising, curious, and motivated Drexel undergraduates an opportunity to further develop and clarify their goals, within a small community of peers and faculty mentors.
At the College of Engineering’s annual Celebration of Engineering Design Day held June 8, 2017, a freshman design team comprised of three materials majors: Mark Petrovic, Kirsten Snodgrass, and Anna Desch, along with Jean-Luc Cassagnol and Mika Away, won Best of Freshman Design for their poster entitled “Exploring Thermal Expansion” describing their “Materials MacGyver” project.
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Drexel Materials researchers can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling a new MXene based battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.
New findings from Drexel Materials researchers suggest that, when compressed, layered materials will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform, vastly expanding our understanding of how layered materials succumb to stresses and strains.
Recent work from the Mesoscale Materials Laboratory shows how light can transform a ferroelectric insulator into a high-mobility electronic conductor, remarkably, at room temperature.
It’s been just over five years since Drexel Materials researchers reported on MXene, a new 2D material now the focus of research at dozens of institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. A feature story on the cover of Nature Reviews Materials suggests even more should take up the pursuit.
Assistant Professor Hao Cheng has been awarded an R21 grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study injectable biomaterial scaffolds for inducing antigen-specific tolerance to treat autoimmune disorders.
Research by A. W. Grosvenor Professor Antonios Zavaliangos has been selected to be featured in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences virtual issue “Most Original and Most Significant Scientific Findings.”
MXene, a nanomaterial discovered by Drexel Materials scientists, could be the key to shielding electronic devices from electromagnetic interference, like a television buzzing when a cell phone is near.
Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers, which includes Drexel Materials Professor Jonathan Spanier, has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays.
Materials Professor Christopher Li is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation grant, “Confined and Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface.” Li's recent findings on crystallization were reported in Nature Communications last year.
Anne Stevens Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva and Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi posit that next-generation batteries created by combining different two-dimensional (2D) materials in heterostructured electrodes can greatly improve battery life and charge storage capabilities, altering the technology landscape.
In a recent edition of Nature Communications, Drexel Materials researchers offer a unified route for bringing our energy storage and distribution capabilities level with our energy production and consumption.