Graduate College Doctoral Fellowships Welcome Breakfast

The Graduate College hosted a welcome breakfast for our 2018-2019 Graduate College Doctoral Fellowships, their faculty mentors, returning fellows and graduate leadership on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Main Building. This included our new PhD student and GRFP Fellow, Mark Anayee. 

2018 Drexel College of Engineering Dean’s Report

The Drexel University College of Engineering Dean’s report has been released. Check out exciting news from around the College, specifically news on a new $5M nanomaterials laboratory space on page 4. View the full report here.

2018 Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars

Congratulations to our alum, Dr. Michael Naguib (currently, Asst. Prof. at Tulane) who received the 2018 Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars from the American Ceramic Society.

First place award at ACerS Ceramographic Competition

Simge, Bilen, and Ariana receive first place award at the ACerS Ceramographic Competition for their “MXene City” colorization of single-layer Ti3C2 MXene flake SEM image:

ACerS competition details:

Direct Writing of MXene Conductive Inks: Micro‐Supercapacitors on Paper

The work of our MXene writers (Evan and the team) is nicely featured in Advanced Science News:

Council Rock H.S. North Features Trip to Drexel

CR North Honors Experimental Research in STEM students had the opportunity to visit the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute at Drexel University on Tuesday. Drexel University doctoral students and professors discussed their research and toured the students through the cutting edge labs. The students also enjoyed demos and did experiments to explore the properties of various materials. Several North students worked last year in Drexel’s research labs, and this relationship will continue this year.

View the full story here.



Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”

But a breakthrough by researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering, could now make installing an antenna as easy as applying some bug spray.

In research recently published in Science Advances, the group reports on a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.

Read the full press release here.

Gogotsi Receives Chinese Government Friendship Award

Congratulations to Prof. Yury Gogotsi, who received the Chinese Government Friendship Award.

The award was presented by Vice-Premier He LIU yesterday. The program culminated in a reception in the Hall of the People given by Premier Li on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of P.R. China. The group of awardees was featured on Chinese Central Television (CCTV) and other TV stations yesterday and today.