Laura Fusco to Present Her Research at the 8th Nano Today Conference

On Monday, April 24, DNI visiting post-doc and Marie Curie Fellow, Laura Fusco, will present “Immune compatibility and single-cell label-free detection of MXenes by high-dimensional technologies” at the 8th Nano Today Conference in San Diego, California.  

Laura’s talk will be from 4:15pm-4:30pm PT in the Nanomaterials in Biology session. 

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New Article in Nature Nanotechnology

Our article “Electrochemically Modulated Interaction of #MXenes with Microwaves” is in the April issue of Nature Nanotechnology! 

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Submit Your Abstracts for YUCOMAT 2023

Abstracts are being accepted until May 1, 2023 for MRS Serbia’s YUCOMAT 2023 in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 4-8, 2023. 

Professor Gogotsi is the chair of the YUCOMAT 2023 International Advisory Board Chair. 

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Gogotsi to Receive 2023 Jan Czochralski Award

In recognition of his lifetime of research achievement in materials science, Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor, will be awarded the Jan Czochralski Award from the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). 

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Laura Fusco Selected for the 3rd Lindau Online Sciathon

Visiting post-doc and Marie Curie Fellow, Laura Fusco, has been selected to present her project, “MXenes for Biomedical Applications” at the 3rd Lindau Online Sciathon in the Innovative Applications of Medical Research division.

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Nature Communications Top 25

Our article with DNI Research Assistant Professor Chris Shuck, our former group member Dr. Ke LI, and Prof. Valeria Nicolosi from Trinity College is among the Top 25 chemistry and materials sciences articles in Nature Communications from 2022! 

You can check out the article, “4D printing of MXene hydrogels for high-efficiency pseudocapacitive energy storage” here:  

Drexel Press Release: Shedding Light on Mechanisms of Electrochemical Energy Storage

Congratulations to Danzhen Zhang, John Wang, Xuehang Wang, & Yury Gogotsi on their paper in Nature Energy on a new technique that can identify the exact electrochemical mechanisms taking place in batteries and supercapacitors of various compositions 🔋

On April 6, 2023, Drexel released the linked press release on this very important research.

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MXenes are the focus of Drexel University’s next Ambition Can’t Wait campaign!

Drexel University ranks #7 in the US and #39 globally in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the 2022-2023 US News and World Report Global University rankings.  

There are some truly astonishing metrics of our publications impact behind these rankings:  

  • Percentage of total publications in Nano that are among the 10% most cited is #1 in the world. 
  • Percentage of highly cited papers in Nano that are among the top 1% most cited is #1 in the world.  
  • Normalized citation impact in Nano is #1 in the world! 

MXenes are already changing the world of technology. There is promise of great advances on the horizon, and we can’t wait. 

DNI PhD Students Volunteer at Philly School’s Science Fair

This week on Wednesday, March 29, two graduate students from our group spent the morning engaging with local elementary students. 

Kyle Matthews and Benj Chacon judged Alexander Adaire Elementary’s first science fair. Thirty students in grades 2-7 presented their scientific research and answered questions by the 4 judges, 3 from Drexel and 2 from DNI. 

The winner was announced Thursday morning and a 2nd grader who really impressed the judges took first prize. 

Marley Downes Named 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholar

We are shouting a huge congratulations to DNI undergraduate lab assistant, Marley Downes, who was named a 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholar! The Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation presents the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America.

Supported by her mentors, Christopher Shuck, Yury Gogotsi, and Ph.D. Candidate Mark Anayee, Marley’s research focus is the synthesis and characterization of new MXenes. She recently attended and presented her work “M5X4: A Family of MXenes” at the TMS Spring Meeting. Marley is truly a standout member of our team!

After finishing her undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, Marley will work toward a Ph.D. in Materials Science with a focus on nanomaterials for environmentally friendly energy sources. Marley also intends to teach at the University level.