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All In The News tagged "materials engineering"

Scientists are Creating a Cell Phone Battery That Charges Instantly

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 28 The Next Web story about his research to develop materials that could allow batteries to charge faster.

Should You Worry About Cellphone Radiation?

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an April 23 Mother Nature Network story that cited his development of MXene material for use as electromagnetic radiation shielding.

Brace Yourself: “Hot Electron” Solar Cell Breaks Shockley-Queisser Limit Thanks To Inventor Of Photocopier

Jonathan Spanier, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 9 Clean Technica story about his research on a new class of materials that could be used in solar cells.

Tiny Micro-Supercapacitors Built Directly On a Chip

Research by a team of international material scientists, including Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was featured in a Feb. 19 Ars Technica post. The team developed a way to integrate energy-storing supercapactiors onto the silicon wafers used to make microchips.

The Future of Medicine Could Be Found in This Tiny Crystal Ball

The discovery of how a crystal ball could be used as a drug delivery system from Christopher Li, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in the National Science Foundation’s Science 360 News on Feb. 10.

Super-Absorbent Material Could be Used in Oil Spills

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and head of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was interviewed in a Dec. 2 WHYY-Radio (91-FM) story about his research to create a super-absorbent material that can help to clean up oil spills.

Drexel University Lab Develops Next Generation Power Source

Drexel research to develop conductive clay was featured in a Dec. 8 Metro story. Michael Ghidiu, a doctoral student at Drexel's College of Engineering, was quoted. Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished professor in the College of Engineering, was mentioned in the piece and Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, and Maria Lukatskaya, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering, were pictured.

At Drexel, Clay-Like Substance Could be Battery of Future

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, and Michael Ghidiu and Maria Lukatskaya, doctoral students in the college, were quoted in a Dec. 4 Philadelphia Inquirer story about their research to develop conductive clay. Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished professor in the College of Engineering, was also mentioned in the piece. 

Drexel University Creates a Lump of Clay that Conducts and Stores Electricity

Conductive clay research by materials scientists in the College of Engineering was featured in Dec. 2 posts on Design News, Geek.com and Before It’s News. Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor; Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished professor; Mengqiang Zhao, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher; and doctoral students Michael Ghidiu and Maria Lukatskaya, were mentioned and quoted in the posts. The team’s work will be published in the journal Nature on Dec. 4. 

Could Electric Clay be the World's Next Wonder-Material?

Maria Lukatskaya, a doctoral student in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 1 post on Gizmag.com about conductive clay created by researchers from Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

New 'Clay' Could Help Remold Possibilities for Renewable Energy

College of Engineering researchers Yury Gogotsi, PhD, distinguished university and trustee chair professor; Michel Barsoum, PhD, distinguished professor; Mengqiang Zhao, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher; and Michael Ghidiu and Maria Lukatskaya, doctoral students; were featured in stories about electrically conductive clay they created. The discovery was published in the journal Nature on Nov. 26 and reported in several news outlets including the Christian Science Monitor, NBCNews.com, FOXNEWS.com, National Science Foundation, Chemistry World and the Daily Mail.

Lithium Ion Batteries Have Low Inherent Risk of Explosion

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was interviewed in a story on WHYY-Radio (91-FM)’s “Newsworks Tonight” on July 2 about the risks of using lithium-ion batteries in laptops.