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News from 2008
Doherty Publishes Thermo-Mechanical Textbook
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Dr. Roger D. Doherty, A. W. Grosvenor Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the co-author of Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Metallic Materials, a textbook published by Elsevier in...
Schauer Receives Grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Professor Caroline Schauer has received a $50K grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) entitled "Cross-linked Electrospun Chitosan Nanofibrous Mats for Lead Remediation." This eight month grant will...
Kalidindi Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Computers, Materials & Continua (CMC)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Dr. Surya Kalidindi has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Computers, Materials & Continua (CMC), an international journal publishing original research papers in the areas of computational materials science...
Gogotsi Receives Second Year of Funding from Amerinova
Friday, January 25, 2008
Dr. Yury Gogotsi has received a second year of funding from Amerinova, LLC (formerly Global Protection USA, LLC) for a project entitled "Advanced Filtration Systems." This project studies applications of nanoparticles...
Senior Researcher Mochalin has Image Published on Cover of Carbon
Friday, February 1, 2008
Senior researcher Vadym Mochalin, who works with the Nanomaterials Group, has had his image of artificially colored carbon nanoscrolls published on the cover of the January 2008 (Volume 46, Issue 1) edition of the...
Drexel-France Collaboration Produces Groundbreaking Results on Supercapacitors
Monday, February 11, 2008
The efficient use of electrical energy generated from low-emission or renewable sources such as solar, wind or moving equipment is often limited by inadequate batteries having a short lifetime.
Barsoum's Work on the Pyramids Featured in Chemical and Engineering News
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Professor Michel Barsoum's work on the Egyptian pyramids has been featured in an article in the February 11, 2008 issue of Chemical and Engineering News.
Celebrating Excellence at Annual College of Engineering Honors Day
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The College of Engineering recognized its high achieving students at the annual College of Engineering Honors Day ceremony as part of its celebration of National Engineers Week Wednesday, February 20, 2008 in the...
Siddhartha Pathak and Marko Knezevic Win Baiada Business Plan Competition
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
For the second year in a row, MSE Ph.D. students Siddhartha Pathak and Marko Knezevic (advisor Surya Kalidindi), along with Wan-ting Hu and Jane Zhen Cai of the LeBow College of Business, are winners of the Business...
Siddhartha Pathak's Award Winning Research Image Featured on SAFENANO Web site
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Ph.D. student Siddhartha Pathak's (advisors: Surya Kalidindi and Haviva Goldman) award winning research image has been selected to appear on the SAFENANO Web site. SAFENANO is based at the Institute of Occupational...
Shihs Featured in Chemical Technology Article
Friday, March 7, 2008
The work of Dr. Wei-Heng Shih, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Dr. Wan Shih, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and their colleagues was featured in the March 6,...
Drexel MRS Chapter visits Carpenter Technology
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Drexel MRS Chapter arranged a company visit to Carpenter Technology on March 7, 2008 as part of our scientific/extracurricular activities. Carpenter Technlogy is a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty...
Barsoum to Deliver Sigma Xi Lecture at MIT
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Professor Michel Barsoum has been invited to deliver his pyramid lecture at MIT's annual Sigma Xi lecture on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. The lecture is open to the MIT community, as well as other Boston Sigma Xi chapters.
Ph.D. Student Matthew Cathell Receives Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Beginning in August 2008, Ph.D. student Matthew Cathell (advisor: Caroline Schauer) will be the Assistant Professor in the Department of Technological Studies in the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey.
Drexel MSE Number One in the Nation in NSF Graduate Fellowships in Materials
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Three materials science and engineering students have received federal fellowships.
Jennifer Atchison Receives a 2008 SWE Scholarship
Friday, April 4, 2008
Ph.D. student Jennifer Atchison (advisor: Jonathan Spanier) is the recipient of a 2008 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship sponsored by the Philadelphia Section. The scholarship is awarded to women who...
Drexel MRS Chapter visits Arkema Research Center
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Drexel MRS Chapter visited Arkema Research Center in King of Prussia, PA on April 4, 2008 as part of our scientific/extracurricular activities. Arkema is world-class producer of industrial chemicals in King of Prussia,...
Dee Breger's Images Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The work of Dee Breger, Director of Microscopy in the College of Engineering, was featured in an article in the April 7, 2008 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article, entitled "Out of the Blue," details...
Three MSE Faculty Members Join 2004 Drexel 10^6 Club (1)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
On Tuesday, October 26th, Drs. Michel Barsoum, Yury Gogotsi, and Surya Kalidindi were honored for achieving membership in this year’s 106 Club. 106 Club membership is awarded to faculty members whose research dollars...
Graduate and Undergraduate Students Honored at ASM Dinner
Friday, April 18, 2008
On Thursday, April 17 students, faculty, and staff from Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering gathered to hear Professor Michel Barsoum speak about his research on the pyramids at the ASM International...
MSE Students Receive Awards for Annual Research Day Competition
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Two students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering received only two of three awards presented to students in the category of "Research in Physical Science and Engineering (other than Biological)"...
Jessica Schiffman is selected as NSF Lindau Fellow
Monday, April 28, 2008
Ph.D. student Jessica Schiffman (advisor: Caroline Schauer) is one of two Drexel students who have been chosen to attend the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany on Lake Constance from June 29th through...
Gogotsi et al. Article Featured as "Hot Paper"
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
An article by Ph.D. student Sebastian Osswald (advisor: Yury Gogotsi); Gleb Yushin, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech; Vadym Mochalin, research post-doctoral associate in Gogotsi's...
Shih, et al.'s Article is One of the Most Accessed in 2007
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
An article by MSE Ph.D. student Hui Li, Professor Wan Y. Shih (School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems), and Professor Wei-Heng Shih (MSE) entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Aqueous...
Li Receives $300K from NSF
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Professor Christopher Li is the recipient of a $300K three-year grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research. The grant is entitled "Carbon Nanotube Induced Polymer Crystallization, Structure and Morphology."
MSE Celebrates the Retirement of Professor Roger Doherty
Monday, May 5, 2008
Donors Alcoa Central Machine Products Company Dr. Diran Apelian, BS '68 David Armbruster, BS '93 Dr. Michel Patricia Barsoum Patricia Barsoum Cynthia S. Best Roland Cochran, BS '84 George H. Drayton, BS...
Barsoum's Research on the Pyramids Highlighted in the Boston Globe
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Professor Michel Barsoum's research work on the pyramids appeared in a Boston Globe article on April 22nd entitled, "A New Angle on Pyramids: Scientists explore whether Egyptians used concrete." This article was...
MSE Graduate Students and Faculty Honored at Drexel Graduate Student Day
Friday, May 9, 2008
Students and faculty were recognized with nominations and awards in research, teaching, and mentorship at the third annual Drexel University Graduate Student Day on May 8, 2008 at 4:00 PM.
Drexel MRS Chapter visits Greene Tweed
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Drexel MRS Chapter visited Greene Tweed in Kulpsville, PA on May 8, 2008 as part of our scientific/extracurricular activities. Greene Tweed is world-class leader in sealing solutions, composites, fiber optic connectors,...
Knight Receives Drexel University Myers Award for Distinguished Service
Monday, May 12, 2008
Auxiliary professor Richard Knight is the 2007-2008 recipient of the Drexel University Harold M. Myers Award for Distinguished Service. This is the highest service award at Drexel presented to a faculty or staff...
Chmiola Wins ECS Best Poster Award for Second Time
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Ph.D. student John Chmiola (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), NSF Graduate Research and IGERT Fellow, has won the Best Student Poster Award at the 213th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) in Phoenix, AZ in May 2008...
Pathak and Knezevic Receive First Place in Business Plan Competition
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
MSE Ph.D. students Siddhartha Pathak and Marko Knezevic (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) have placed first in the second phase of the 2008 Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship...
BS/MS Students Receive University Student Life Awards
Friday, May 23, 2008
MSE B.S./M.S. students Sean Miller and John Lloyd (advisor: Michel Barsoum) are the recipients of two of Drexel University's 2008 Student Life Awards. Sean is the recipient of the Student Leader of the Year Award...
Knight to Serve as Division Leader of A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Professor Richard Knight has been announced as Division Leader of the A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute.
B.S./Ph.D. Student Jameson Detweiler and SmartHouse Featured in Philly Weekly
Thursday, May 29, 2008
B.S./Ph.D. student Jameson Detweiler (BS in MSE and PhD in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering) and the Drexel SmartHouse initiative have been featured in the May 26th online edition of the Philadelphia...
Graduating Ph.D. Students Receive Best Dissertation and Most Likely to Enhance Drexel's Reputation Awards
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Two graduating MSE Ph.D. students have received Drexel University's highest awards for graduating doctoral students.
B.S./Ph.D. Student Jameson Detweiler Sweeps Senior Design and Business Plan Competitions; Ph.D. Students Knezevic and Pathak Come in Third
Friday, June 6, 2008
B.S. (MSE)/Ph.D. (CAEE) student Jameson Detweiler came in first in both the College of Engineering Senior Design Competition and LeBow College of Business Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology 2008 Business...
Knight Co-Teaches Three-Day Short Course on Thermal Spray Technology
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Dr. Richard Knight, auxiliary professor of materials science and engineering, co-taught a three-day short course on thermal spray technology as part of the 2008 International Thermal Spray Conference held in Maastricht,...
Gogotsi, et al.'s Work Featured on the Cover of Chemical Communications
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The work of Professor Yury Gogotsi and his Chinese colleagues is featured on the cover of Issue 24 of the 2008 edition of Chemical Communications. The accompanying article, "Self-assembly of carbon nanotube polyhedrons...
Gogotsi Named Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Professor Yury Gogotsi has been named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society in recognition of his scientific achievements and service to the society.
MSE Graduates Record Number of Ph.D. Students
Monday, June 16, 2008
For the second time, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University has graduated 12 Ph.D. students in an academic year, tying the departmental record of the 2004-2005 academic year. This...
Taheri and Colleagues Win R&D 100 and Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Awards
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Professor Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaes Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, and colleagues at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA have garnered two prestigious awards for their work in the...
Gogotsi and Colleagues Featured as a Nanowerk Spotlight
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The work of Professor Yury Gogotsi and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, University College London, and Temple University have had their work on carbon nanopipettes (CNP) featured as a "Nanowerk Spotlight"...
Gogotsi's Y-Carbon Inc. on Front Page of Philadelphia Business Journal
Friday, July 18, 2008
Professor Yury Gogotsi's nanotechnology start-up company, Y-Carbon Inc., is prominently featured in an article on the front page of the July 18, 2008 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal. The story was also...
Schauer Awarded NSF-GOALI Grant
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Professor Caroline Schauer has been awarded an NSF-GOALI grant in the amount of $293,786 in a partnership with Avon. The three year award, GOALI: Mechanically Robust Structural Color System Based on Biomimetic...
Chmiola and Gogotsi's Work on Supercapacitors Featured as an NSF Discovery
Friday, August 1, 2008
The groundbreaking work on supercapacitors by Ph.D. student, NSF Fellow, and former IGERT Fellow John Chmiola and MSE Professor Yury Gogotsi has been featured in the "Discoveries" section of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Web site.
In Memoriam: Elwood W. Tees
Monday, August 4, 2008
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is saddened to report the passing of Elwood W. Tees on July 28, 2008. Tees was a materials department technician who retired around 1993.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The summer 2008 issue of The Drexel Engineer has reported some updates on several of our alumni.
Drexel Professionals Featured in JOM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Professors Roger Doherty, Alan Lawley, and Antonios Zavaliangos, and MSE alumnus David E. Laughlin, now a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, were featured in a "Member News" article appearing in the August...
Li Co-PI on NSF Grant
Friday, August 8, 2008
Professor Christopher Li and colleagues have been awarded a NSF grant in the amount of $329,459, “Depletion Mechanisms of Antioxidants in Polyethylene Clay Nanocomposites.” This project aims to understand and control...
Gogotsi and Colleagues Publish Several Papers This Summer
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and colleagues have several papers recently published or forthcoming.
Gogotsi and Colleagues Publish in Diamond and Related Materials
Friday, August 15, 2008
A paper by Ph.D. student Sebastian Osswald and others, "Increase of nanodiamond crystal size by selective oxidation," has been published in Diamond and Related Materials. The reported work demonstrates a simple...
REU Summer Programs Conclude
Friday, August 22, 2008
The DREAM, SENSORS and Engineering Cities 2008 NSF-REU Site programs concluded on August 22. Most of the participants, having come to Drexel from other universities across the U.S., returned to their schools for...
Gogotsi Appointed Trustee Chair Professor
Friday, August 29, 2008
Following the recommendation of the CoE Administrative Council, Dr. Yury Gogotsi has been appointed Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering.
Shahram Amini receives award to attend the “North American Thermal Analysis Society"
Monday, September 1, 2008
Shahram Amini, Ph.D. student of MSE, was awarded $500 in August 2008 to attend the “North American Thermal Analysis Society” at their 36th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This was an award from “Thermal Analysis...
Wegst and Colleagues Receive Werner-Köster-Award for 2007
Monday, September 1, 2008
Professor Ulrike Wegst and colleagues have received the Werner-Köster-Award for 2007 for their paper "Materials for violin bows." [U.G.K. Wegst, S. Oberhoff, M. Weller, M.F. Ashby: Int. J. Mat. Res. 98 (2007) 1230-1237]
Pathak to participate in International Festival for NanoArt
Friday, September 5, 2008
Ph.D. student Siddhartha Pathak is among 18 artists from 8 countries selected to participate in the 2nd International Festival for NanoArt, organized by NanoArt21. The festival will be hosted in Stuttgart,...
Lawley Co-authors Outstanding Technical Paper
Monday, September 15, 2008
Dr. Alan Lawley is co-author of "Development of a Dual-Phase Precipitation-Hardening PM Stainless Steel," named "Outstanding Technical Paper" at the World Congress on Power Metallurgy & Particulate Materials,...
Spanier Presents at E-MRS Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Dr. Jonathan E Spanier, associate professor of Materials Science & Engineering, presented an invited lecture "Raman scattering involving individual single- and multi-component semiconductor nanowires" at the...
Schiffman's Image Receives Honorable Mention in Visualization Challenge
Friday, September 26, 2008
An electron micrograph, “Squid suckers: The Little Monsters That Feed the Beast,” created by Ph.D. student Jessica Schiffman, received an Honorable Mention in the Photography category of the sixth annual International...
Nanomaterials Group Publishes in Journal of Applied Physics
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sebastian Osswald and Kris Behler, Ph.D. students in Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, published an article "Laser-induced light...
2008-2009 Koerner and Hill Fellowship Recipients Announced
Friday, October 3, 2008
Ph.D. students Aaron Sakulich (advisor: Michel Barsoum) and Jessica Schiffman (advisor: Caroline Schauer) are joint MSE recipients of this year's Koerner Family Fellowship. Fellowship recipients must be Ph.D. candidates...
Alumnus Vander Voort Receives Distinguished Life Member Award
Monday, October 6, 2008
Alumnus George F. Vander Voort (BS, Metallurgical Engineering, CoE, 1967) was presented with the 2008 Alpha Sigma Mu Distinguished Life Member Award on October 6, 2008 at the Materials Science & Technology Conference...
Nanomaterials Group Receives Poster Award
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Mickael Havel, former postdoctoral research associate in Materials Science and Engineering; Kris Behler, Ph.D. student; and Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, received...
Barsoum joins Los Alamos Neutron Science Center for Sabbatical Year
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Michel Barsoum, Distinguished Professor of MSE, currently on sabbatical, joined Los Alamos Neutron Science Center's (LANSCE) Lujan Center on October 11 as the sixth John Wheatley Scholar. He will be at Los Alamos for one year.
Hoffman et al publish in Materials Chemistry and Physics
Monday, October 20, 2008
Alumna Elizabeth Hoffman is first author on a paper "Carbide Derived Carbon Membrane," in the journal Materials Chemistry and Physics, published online October 11. Co-authors are: Gleb Yushin, former Research Assistant...
Gogotsi Publishes Review in Nature Materials
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dr. Patrice Simon of Universite Paul Sabatier in France have published a review "Materials for electrochemical supercapacitors"...
Marcolongo and Colleagues Publish in Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Monday, November 10, 2008
Dr. Marco Cannella, assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences (formerly a research assistant professor of materials science and engineering), Dr. Michele Marcolongo, associate professor of materials science...
In Memoriam of Prof. Suleiman Saritas
Friday, November 21, 2008
Professor Suleiman Saritas, Dean of TOBB Economic and Technological University, was killed in an auto accident in Ankara Turkey on Nov. 19, 2008.
MAX Group publishes in Journal of Applied Physics
Monday, November 24, 2008
Dr. Michel Barsoum's MAX Phase Group has published five papers in the Journal of Applied Physics since July, with another accepted and awaiting publication.
Nanomaterials Group publishes in Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Monday, November 24, 2008
Dr. Yury Gogotsi's Nanomaterials Group publishes the first two articles in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
Barsoum's Paper Exceeds 500 Citations
Friday, December 5, 2008
A paper by Dr. Michel Barsoum, A.W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; and Tamer El Raghy, Ph.D. '97; has exceeded 500 citations. This is the first paper ever from the College of Engineering...
Shihs Issued Patent
Monday, December 8, 2008
Dr. Wan Shih, associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; Dr. Wei-Heng Shih, professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering; and Zuyan Shen, Ph.D....
Marcolongo's Work Highlighted in Science
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Dr. Michele Marcolongo and colleagues' work on polymer gels for vertebral disc replacement was featured in the December 5th issue of Science magazine. Read the article here.
Gogotsi Elected AAAS Fellow
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor, has been elected to the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each year, since 1874, the AAAS Council elects members whose efforts...
Taheri and Colleagues Publish in Science, Small
Monday, December 15, 2008
Dr. Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaes Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, and colleagues at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, CA, have published their work in the December 2008 issue of Small. ...
Gogotsi and Y-Carbon Featured in Financial Times Article
Friday, December 26, 2008
Professor Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and his company, Y-Carbon, have been featured in a Financial Times article.