Yury Gogotsi, PhD

Distinguished University and Bach Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Gogotsi is the director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and leads research in the Nanomaterials Research Group in the College of Engineering. He is a foremost expert on carbon-based nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanodiamonds, nanoporous carbons, carbon onions and carbides) and is pioneering the use of new materials, such as MXenes, for energy storage.

His work on materials for energy storage has been published in the top scientific journals (Science, Nature, Nature Materials, etc.) and he has commented in the media on stories related to batteries, renewable energy and energy storage. Gogotsi has been recognized with numerous national and international awards in his field including the 2014 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship from the Materials Research Society, Ross Coffin Purdy award from the American Ceramic Society and the 2012 European Carbon Association Award. His name is included in the list of highly cited researchers published by Thomson-Reuters in 2014. 

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Energy-Storing Concrete Could Form Foundations for Solar-Powered Homes
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 31 New Scientist story about MIT research showing a way to create energy-storing concrete.
MXene Coating Harnesses Infrared Radiation for Heating, Cooling
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor, and Danzhen Zhang, a doctoral student, both in the College of Engineering, were quoted in an April 14 Design News story about their research showing that MXene nanomaterials can be used as thermal coating for infrared heating and cooling.
Why Put Mxenes in Alloys?
Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished University professor, and Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor, both in the College of Engineering, were mentioned in an April 12 AZO Nano column about how MXenes, a two-dimensional nanomaterial they discovered in 2011, could be used as additives to alloys and composites.
Why MXenes Matter
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor; and Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished University professor, both in the College of Engineering, were mentioned in a Feb. 22 IEEE Spectrum feature on the future of MXenes – a layered material with a number of promising properties that they discovered, with then-doctoral student Michael Naguib, in 2011.
New Faraday Cages Can Be Switched Off and on Built Out of a Novel Material Called Mxene, These Cages Could Block and Allow Signals as Desired
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 27 IEEE-Spectrum story about his group’s research to develop a MXene coating that can block electromagnetic radiation and be switched on and off.
Hero City
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 7 Science feature about academics from Kharkiv, Ukraine that have been displaced by the war and their efforts to rebuild the city and its research centers.
The Radioactive Diamond Battery That Will Run For 28,000 Years
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 2 Popular Mechanics story about a type of long-lasting battery that uses radioactive diamonds.
A Decade of Discovery: A Review of MXenes, the Family of 2D Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides
The American Ceramic Society’s news blog featured the history of MXene research in a June 15 post based on a recently published review paper by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and Armin Vahid Mohammadi, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College.

Related Articles

Mxene-coated wave guide MXene-coated Devices Can Guide Microwaves in Space and Lighten Payloads
One of the most important components of satellites that enable telecommunication is the waveguide, which is a metal tube for guiding radio waves. It is also one of the heaviest payloads satellites carry into orbit. As with all space technology, reducing weight means reducing the amount of expensive and greenhouse gas-producing fuel it takes to launch a rocket, or increasing the number of devices carried by the same rocket to space. Researchers from Drexel University and the University of British Columbia are trying to lighten the load by creating and testing a waveguide made from 3D-printed polymers coated with a conductive nanomaterial called MXene.
electrochemistry of a battery Shedding Light on Mechanisms of Electrochemical Energy Storage
Understanding why certain materials work better than others when it comes to energy storage is a crucial step for developing the batteries that will power electronic devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy grids. Researchers at Drexel University have developed a new technique that can quickly identify the exact electrochemical mechanisms taking place in batteries and supercapacitors of various compositions — a breakthrough that could speed the design of higher performing energy storage devices.
Thermal Paint — MXene Spray Coating Can Harness Infrared Radiation for Heating or Cooling
An international team of researchers, led by Drexel University, has found that a thin coating of MXene — a type of two-dimensional nanomaterial discovered and studied at Drexel for more than a decade — could enhance a material’s ability to trap or shed heat. The discovery, which is tied to MXene’s ability to regulate the passage of ambient infrared radiation, could lead to advances in thermal clothing, heating elements and new materials for radiative heating and cooling.
Nano Cut-and-Sew: New Method for Chemically Tailoring Layered Nanomaterials Could Open Pathways to Designing 2D Materials on Demand
A new process that lets scientists chemically cut apart and stitch together nanoscopic layers of two-dimensional materials — like a tailor altering a suit — could be just the tool for designing the technology of a sustainable energy future. Researchers from Drexel University, China and Sweden, have developed a method for structurally splitting, editing and reconstituting layered materials, called MAX phases and MXenes, with the potential of producing new materials with very unusual compositions and exceptional properties.
Powering Wearable Technology with MXene Textile Supercapacitor 'Patch'
Researchers at Drexel University are one step closer to making wearable textile technology a reality. Recently published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Material’s Chemistry A, materials scientists from Drexel’s College of Engineering, in partnership with a team at Accenture Labs, have reported a new design of a flexible wearable supercapacitor patch.
Blocking Radio Waves and Electromagnetic Interference with the Flip of a Switch
Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering have developed a thin film device, fabricated by spray coating, that can block electromagnetic radiation with the flip of a switch. The breakthrough, enabled by versatile two-dimensional materials called MXenes, could adjust the performance of electronic devices, strengthen wireless connections and secure mobile communications against intrusion.
Blocking the Buzz: MXene Composite Could Eliminate Electromagnetic Interference by Absorbing It
A recent discovery by materials science researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering might one day prevent electronic devices and components from going haywire when they’re too close to one another.
Yuri Gogotsi A Scientist Stands with Ukraine
Yury Gogotsi is devoting time and his remarkable talent to aid his colleagues in war-torn Ukraine.