PhD Student Ariana Levitt Selected to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

  Ariana Levitt

Drexel Materials PhD candidate and NSF-GRFP Fellow Ariana Levitt (advisor: Yury Gogotsi, co-advisor: Genevieve Dion) has been selected to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, scheduled to be held from June 28 to July 3, 2020 in Lindau, Germany.

Lindau Award recipients are nominated and selected by the sponsoring agencies and organizations (ORAU, ORISE, DOE, NIH, NSF, Mars, Inc.).  Ariana, who will be sponsored by ORAU, is one of 650 young researchers selected from thousands of nominees from around the world to attend this prestigious annual meeting.

Ariana’s doctoral research focuses on the development of conductive and electrochemically active fibers and yarns using MXene, an emerging family of two-dimensional materials developed at Drexel University. The goal of her work is to knit these fibers and yarns into energy storage devices to power future generations of smart garments. Before attending Drexel, she graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Fiber and Polymer Science and minors in Materials Science and Business.

This year's Lindau meeting has an interdisciplinary focus.  At the meeting, the young researchers will have opportunities for both formal and informal interaction with roughly 70 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine.

Previous Drexel Materials Lindau nominees include Jessica Schiffman (2008, awarded), Nina Lane (2011), and Kristi Jost (2013, awarded).

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