Gogotsi Named as National Academy of Inventors Fellow


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 Washington, DC.

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, kidney dialysis and 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.

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