Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor and
Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, has been named a
2022 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.
Election as an Academy Fellow is the highest professional distinction
awarded to academic inventors. Fellows are selected for demonstrating “a
highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating
outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of
life, economic development, and welfare of society.” Gogotsi and the other
new Fellows will be honored and presented their medals at the 12th Annual
Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 27th, 2023 in
Gogotsi is part of a team of scientists at Drexel who in 2011 discovered a
new family of two-dimensional (2D) carbides and nitrides called MXenes. The
materials have shown remarkable electronic, mechanical, biological and
other properties. MXene materials have been put to use in
trapping electromagnetic radiation,
filtering mercury from water, transmitting radio waves,
enhancing the flow of electricity.
Gogotsi holds dozens of patents, has published hundreds of peer-reviewed
papers and has presented as an expert at countless scientific gatherings
related to MXenes. He is consistently ranked
among the top 0.1% of cited researchers
in multiple fields.
The 2022 NAI Fellow class hails from 110 research universities,
governmental and non-profit research institutions worldwide. They
collectively hold over 5,000 issued U.S. patents. Among the new class of
Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and
Medicine; Fellows of AAAS; and other prestigious organizations; Nobel
Laureates; other honors and distinctions as well as senior leadership from
universities and research institutions. The full list of 2022 Fellows
can be found here.