Drs. Yury Gogotsi and Gleb Yushin Presented with Nano 50™ Awards

Published on Wednesday January 24, 2007

Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, and Dr. Gleb Yushin, Research Assistant Professor, were each presented with a Nano 50™ Award from NASA Tech Briefs at the 2006 National Nano Engineering Conference (NNEC) held on November 9 and 10 in Boston.

 Only 15 nanotechnology innovators nationwide are honored each year with Nanotech Briefs’ Nano 50™ Awards. The Nano 50™ Awards recognize the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted - or are expected to impact – the state of the art in nanotechnology.

The University’s Carbide-Derived Carbon (CDC), developed by Gogotsi and Drexel, Penn and University of Illinois-Chicago colleagues, also received a Nano 50™ Award in the technology category.  CDC has the potential of being used in hydrogen and methane storage; supercapacitors; water filtration; and treatment of the blood infection sepsis.

Both Drs. Gogotsi and Yushin were also chosen as featured speakers during NNEC. Dr. Gogotsi spoke at the “Advanced Materials” session held on November 10. Dr. Yushin spoke at the “Energy: Batteries and Storage” session held the same day.

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