Drexel and Dr. Gogotsi Honored as Nanotech Briefs' Nano 50

Published on Saturday July 1, 2006

Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, was selected as one of 15 nanotechnology innovators from across the U.S. to be honored with Nanotech Briefs' Nano 50 Awards.  The nanotech innovators, which include researchers from the NASA Ames Research Center, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, UCLA, and Rice University, are recognized for being “leaders or pioneers in a specific area of nanotechnology, with a significant background of accomplishments in advancing the state-of-the-art in nanotechnology.”

The University’s Carbide-Derived Carbon (CDC) also received a Nano 50 Award in the technology category.  CDC, which was developed by Gogotsi and Drexel colleagues in collaboration with Penn and the University of Illinois-Chicago with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and industry, has the potential of being used in hydrogen and methane storage; supercapacitors; water filtration; and treatment of the blood infection sepsis. Winners in the technologies category were cited as being “breakthroughs that have, or are expected to have, a significant impact in one or more application areas.”  In addition, CDC was selected from more than 500 nanotechnologies nominated for this award.

Nanotech Briefs is a monthly digital publication. The Nano 50 awards recognize the top 50 technologies, products and innovators that have or will have a significant impact on nanotechnology. The awards will be presented in November at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston.

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