MXenes – Ambition Can’t Wait Campaign

Discovered at Drexel University in 2011 and the cornerstone of DNI research, MXenes are the new focus of Drexel’s Ambition Can’t Wait campaign! 

MXenes are a family of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal carbides, carbonitrides and nitrides that are conductive, durable, impermeable to electromagnetic radiation, show promise in sensors, exhibit super-supercapacitance and MORE. These nanoflakes can be placed anywhere and onto almost any surface. The possibilities for MXenes are endless! 

On April 30th, the ad ran in the New York Times and on digital outdoor media in Philadelphia during the Independence Blue Cross Run this weekend on Broad Street in the same weekend. 

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Gogotsi Interview in MRS-Serbia May 2023 Newsletter

Yury Gogotsi gave an interview in the MRS Serbia May Newsletter about the YUCOMAT’s past, the future, and the upcoming YUCOMAT 2023 conference that you can read on the MRS-Serbia website.

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Extended! Submit your Abstract for the YUCOMAT through May 31!

Please submit your abstracts on MXenes and other frontier materials, and join us in sunny Herzeg Novi. The conference is very affordable and the quality of science is excellent. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended through May 31, 2023. 

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This week Yury Gogotsi and DNI PhD candidate Kyle Matthews traveled to South Korea

First, they had a great visit to KIST and Yury delivered a seminar to a packed room. There are about 20 people working on MXenes at KIST, covering topics from the synthesis of MAX and #MXene to surface modifications, composites, electrocatalysis (H2, ORR, CO2, NH3), hydrogen storage, and EMI shielding. Many thanks to their host and former DNI researcher, Seon Joon Steven Kim!

From there, Yury and Kyle traveled to Jeju to participate in the KSIEC Spring Meeting 2023 where Yury was a speaker in the MXene Symposium delivering his talk titled “Scalable Synthesis and Processing of 2D Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)”, and Kyle presented his poster, “Ion Exchange Coupled with Flocculation Extends Oxidation Stability of V2CTx MXene”. It was amazing to see tremendous interest in MXenes and progress in the field in Korea. There were more than 30 posters presented on MXenes!

Thank you to Prof. Insik In of at Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju, South Korea and research professor Dr. G. Murali for the invitation and coordination of this meeting!

Pay to publish? Open access publishing from the viewpoint of a scientist and editor

Recently published in Graphene and 2D Materials, Yury Gogotsi’s latest opinion piece looks at pay to publish practices and what that might mean for the sharing of scientific information.

Read more here.

Two former DNI visiting researchers have successfully defended their PhD theses

A big congratulations to Dr. Amanda Sfeir on the defense of her thesis, “Towards the Development of Novel Mo-based Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis” at the University of Lille in Lille, France and Dr. Pol Sallés Peramon on the defense of his thesis, “Unfolding the challenges to prepare epitaxial complex oxide membranes by chemical methods” at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona, Spain. 

Best of luck in this next chapter and we so look forward to hearing more from you both! 

Professor Gogotsi Ranked 8th in the US and 12th in the World in Materials Science Research recently released the 2023 Edition of their Ranking of Top Scientists in the field of Materials Science. Yury Gogotsi ranks 12th in the World and 8th in the United States in Materials Science research! He will also be honored with the Materials Science Leader Award for 2023! 

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