Yury Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor
Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor
Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Degrees / Education

  • DSc — Materials Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, 1995
  • PhD — Physical Chemistry, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1986
  • MS — Metallurgy, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1984 (with Honors, 5.0 perfect GPA)

Research Areas

Research Interests

Gogotsi works on synthesis and surface modification of inorganic nanomaterials, such as nanodiamond, carbide-derived carbons, nanotubes, and two-dimensional carbides and nitrides (MXenes). His group also explores energy related and other applications of materials discovered and developed in Gogotsi Lab. His work on carbon and carbide nanomaterials with tunable structure and porosity had a major impact on the field of capacitive energy storage.

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • 2021 — MRS Medal, Materials Research Society
  • 2021 — Materials Today Innovation Award, Elsevier 
  • 2021 — Horizon Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • 2021 — Honorary Doctorate, Sumy State University, Ukraine2021 — American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in the Chemistry of Materials
  • 2020 — World Academy of Ceramics International Ceramics Prize
  • 2020 — Russian-American Science Association (RASA) George Gamow Award
  • 2020 — American Chemical Society (ACS) Philadelphia Section Award
  • 2019 — Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
  • 2018 — Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureate
  • 2018 — Honorary Doctorate from National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (NTUU "KPI”)
  • 2018 — Fellow, The International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2018 — Tis Lahiri Memorial Lecture, Vanderbilt University
  • 2017 — Energy Storage Materials Award (Elsevier)
  • 2017 — Honorary Doctorate, Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
  • 2016 — Nano Energy Award (Elsevier)
  • 2016 — Drexel Award for Outstanding Career Scholarly Achievement
  • 2015 — RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 (International Nanotechnology Prize)
  • 2015 — Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2015 — Lee Hsun Award Lecture, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China
  • 2014 — Doctor Honoris Causa, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
  • 2014 — Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson-Reuters (again in 2015)
  • 2014 — Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanotechnology, MRS Spring Meeting
  • 2014 — ASM Liberty Bell Chapter’s Delaware Valley Materials Person of the Year
  • 2014 — Research Achievement Award, Department of Materials Science, Drexel University
  • 2013 — Ross Coffin Purdy Award from the American Ceramic Society
  • 2012 — European Carbon Association Award
  • 2011 — NANOSMAT Prize at the 6th NANOSMAT Conference
  • 2011 — ASM International Philadelphia Chapter Albert Sauveur Lecture Award
  • 2011 — Fellow, Materials Research Society
  • 2010 — Chang Jiang Scholar Award, Ministry of Education of P.R. China
  • 2009 — Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2008 — Fellow, The Electrochemical Society
  • 2006 — Nano 50 Awards from NASA Tech Briefs Magazine, in Innovator and Technology categories
  • 2006 — Best Paper Award, American Society for Composites
  • 2005 — Fellow, American Ceramic Society
  • 2005 — Fellow, The World Innovation Foundation
  • 2005 — Drexel University College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award
  • 2004 — Academician, World Academy of Ceramics
  • 2003 — R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine
  • 2003 — Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (also in 2005 and 2007)
  • 2002 — S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)
  • 2002 — G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering
  • 2002 — Full Member, International Institute for the Science of Sintering
  • 2002 — Research Achievement Award from Drexel University
  • 2002-2004 — 106 Club of Drexel University (more than $1M external funding per year)
  • 2001 — Winner of the Collegiate Inventors Competition (student advisor)
  • 1999 — UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award
  • 1998 — NSF CAREER Award
  • 1993 — I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Select Publications

  • K. R. G. Lim, M. Shekhirev, B. C. Wyatt, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, Z. W. Seh, Principles of MXenes synthesis, Nature Synthesis, 1 (8) 601-614 (2022)
  • A. VahidMohammadi, J. Rosen, Y. Gogotsi, The World of Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes), Science, 372, eabf1581 (2021)
  • P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Perspectives for electrochemical capacitors and related devices, Nature Materials, 19 (11), 1151–1163 (2020)
  • X. Wang, M. Salari, D.-e. Jiang, J. Chapman Varela, B. Anasori, D. J. Wesolowski, S. Dai, M. W. Grinstaff, Y. Gogotsi, Electrode Material-Ionic Liquid Coupling for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nature Reviews Materials, 5 (11), 787–808 (2020)
  • Q. Zhao, M. Seredych, E. Precetti, C. E. Shuck, M. Harhay, R. Pang, C.-X. Shan, Y. Gogotsi, Adsorption of uremic toxins using Ti3C2Tx MXene for Dialysate Regeneration, ACS Nano, 14 (9), 11787−11798 (2020)
  • E. Pomerantseva, F. Bonaccorso, X. Feng, Y. Cui, Y. Gogotsi, Energy storage: the future enabled by nanomaterials, Science, 366 (6468), eaan8285 (2019)
  • K. Rasool, R.P. Pandey, P.A. Rasheed, S. Buczek, Y. Gogotsi, K.A. Mahmoud, Water treatment and environmental remediation applications of two-dimensional metal carbides (MXenes), Materials Today, 30 (11) 80-102 (2019)
  • K. Hantanasirisakul, Y. Gogotsi, Electronic and Optical Properties of 2D Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes), Advanced Materials, 30 (52) 1804779 (2018)
  • A. Sarycheva, A. Polemi, Y. Liu, K. Dandekar, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene) for Wireless Communication, Science Advances, 4, eaau0920 (2018)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)
  • X.-B. Cheng, M.-Q. Zhao, C. Chen, A. Pentecost, K. Maleski, T. Mathis, X.-Q. Zhang, Q. Zhang, J. Jiang, Y. Gogotsi, Nanodiamonds Suppress the Growth of Lithium Dendrites, Nature Communications, 8, 336 (2017)
  • E. Pomerantseva, Y. Gogotsi, Two-dimensional Heterostructures for Energy Storage, Nature Energy, 2, 17089 (2017)
  • M. R. Lukatskaya, S. Kota, Z. Lin, M.-Q. Zhao, N. Shpigel, M. D. Levi, J. Halim, P.-L. Taberna, M. W. Barsoum, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Ultra-high-rate pseudocapacitive energy storage in two-dimensional transition metal carbides, Nature Energy, 2, 17105 (2017)
  • B. Anasori, M. R. Lukatskaya, Y. Gogotsi, 2D metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) for energy storage, Nature Reviews Materials, 2, 16098 (2017)
  • F. Shahzad, M. Alhabeb, C.B. Hatter, B. Anasori, S.M. Hong, C.M. Koo, Y. Gogotsi, Electromagnetic Interference Shielding with 2D Transition Metal Carbides (MXenes), Science, 353, 1137-1140 (2016)
  • M.R. Lukatskaya, B. Dunn, Y. Gogotsi, Multidimensional Material and Device Architectures for Hybrid Energy Storage, Nature Communications, 7, 12647 (2016)
  • X. Xiao, H. Song, S. Lin, Y. Zhou, X. Zhan, Z. Hu, Q. Zhang, J. Sun, B. Yang, T. Li, L. Jiao, J. Zhou, J. Tang, Y. Gogotsi, Scalable Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Transition Metal Oxides, Nature Communications, 7, 11296 (2016)
  • F. Shahzad, M. Alhabeb, C.B. Hatter, B. Anasori, S.M. Hong, C.M. Koo, Y. Gogotsi, Electromagnetic Interference Shielding with 2D Transition Metal Carbides (MXenes), Science, 353 (6304) 1137-1140 (2016)
  • Huang, C. Lethien, S. Pinaud, K. Brousse, R. Laloo, V. Turq, M. Respaud, A. Demortière, B. Daffos, P. L. Taberna, B. Chaudret, Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, On-chip and freestanding elastic carbon films for micro-supercapacitors, Science, (2016), Vol. 351, Issue 6274, pp. 691-695
  • Y. Gogotsi, Chemical Vapour Deposition: Transition Metal Carbides Go 2D, Nature Materials, 14 (11) 1079-1080 (2015)
  • W. Lei, V.N. Mochalin, D. Liu,S. Qin, Y. Gogotsi, Y. Chen, Boron Nitride Colloidal Solutions, Ultralight Aerogels and Freestanding Membranes, Through One-step Exfoliation and Functionalization, Nature Communications, 6, 8849 (2015)
  • M. Ghidiu, M. R. Lukatskaya, M.-Q. Zhao, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Conductive MXene Clay with High Volumetric Capacitance, Nature, (2014).
  • Y. Gogotsi, Energy storage wrapped up, Nature, 509, 568-570 (2014)
  • P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, B. Dunn, Where do batteries end and supercapacitors begin? Science, 343, 1210-1211 (2014)
  • K. Jost, B. Anasori, M. Beidaghi, G. Dion, Y. Gogotsi, Wearable Power, Science, 343, 602-603 (2014)
  • M. R. Lukatskaya, O. Mashtalir, C. E. Ren, Y. Dall’Agnese, P. Rozier, P. Louis Taberna, M. Naguib, P. Simon, M. W. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi, Cation Intercalation and High Volumetric Capacitance of Two-dimensional Titanium Carbide, Science, 341(6153), 1502-1505 (2013)
  • P. Simon,Y. Gogotsi, Capacitive Energy Storage in Nanostructured Carbon-Electrolyte Systems,Accounts Chem. Res.46(5) 1094–1103 (2013) (invited review)
  • H. Hu, Z. Zhao, W. Wan, Y. Gogotsi, J. Qiu, Ultralight and highly compressible graphene aerogels, Advanced Materials, 25(15)2219–2223 (2013)
  • V. Mochalin, O. Shenderova, D. Ho, Y. Gogotsi, The properties and applications of nanodiamonds, Nature Nanotechnology, 7(1) 11-23 (2012) (review)
  • J.K. McDonough, Y. Gogotsi, Carbon Onions: Synthesis and Electrochemical Applications, Interface, Fall 2013, 61-66 (2013) (invited review)
  • M. Naguib, O. Mashtalir, J. Carle, V. Presser, J. Lu, L. Hultman, Y. Gogotsi, M.W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides, ACSNano, 6(2) 1322–1331 (2012)
  • Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, True Performance Metrics in Electrochemical Energy Storage, Science, 334, 917-918 (2011) (Perspective)
  • R. Singhal, Z. Orynbayeva, R.V.K. Sundaram, J.J. Niu, S. Bhattacharyya, E.A. Vitol, M.G. Schrlau, E.S. Papazoglou, G. Friedman, Y. Gogotsi, Multifunctional carbon-nanotube cellular endoscopes, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 57-64 (2011)
  • V. Presser, M. Heon, Y. Gogotsi, Carbide-Derived Carbons - From Porous Networks to Nanotubes and Graphene, Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (5) 810-833 (2011) (Feature and Cover article)

Featured Books Edited

  • B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi (Ed.) 2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes): Structure, Properties and Applications (Springer) 2019
  • Y. Gogotsi, V. Presser (Eds.),Carbon Nanomaterials(CRC Press / Taylor & Francis) 2013, 2nd edition, 529 pp.
  • Y. Gogotsi (Ed.), Nanomaterials Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton) 2006, 800 pp.
  • Y. Gogotsi, V. Domnich (Eds.), High Pressure Surface Science and Engineering (Institute of Physics Publ., Bristol, UK, 2003) 648 pp.

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