We are happy to grow our lab family and welcome two new members!
Felix Ugah Idu, from Nigeria, has joined as our newest Ph.D. Candidate with a background in researching and teaching ceramics.
Julio Fredin Ortiz, from Mexico, is expanding his experience in electrochemistry as a visiting Ph.D. scholar.
Stay tuned for some exciting new research from our lab!
Perspective review on Fundamentals of MXene Synthesis
Our group contributed to a published perspective review in the journal Nature Synthesis where we cover the fundamentals of MXene synthesis, starting from the underlying bonding and synthesis of the MAX and other precursors, selective removal of atomic layers to exfoliate and yield MXenes, and delamination of multi-layer MXenes into single-to-few layer form.
Congratulations to Brian and our collaborators Kang Rui Garrick Lim from Zhi Wei Seh’s group and Mikhail Shekhirev from Yury Gogotsi’s group for this exciting achievement!
Direct link to the review can be found here
Anasori Lab at 2nd International Conference on MXenes: Addressing Global Challenges with Innovation at Drexel University.
Anasori Lab group (Brian, Kartik, Nithin, Yooran, Karis and Anupma) attended and presented at the 2022 MXene Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia. We had a chance to interact with our excellent colleagues of the MXenes community worldwide!
Prof. Anasori was also part of the final panel at the conference discussing the Roadmap of MXenes.
Congratulations to Brian and the team for winning the Best Poster Award for their research study on the high-temperature behavior of MXenes!
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Project 2022
Through the Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program funded by the NSF, we were lucky enough to welcome Vaishnavi Kanduri to the lab. Vaishnavi was responsible for learning & applying several characterization techniques for studying the 2D nanomaterial titled MXenes.
We also would like to congratulate Vaishnavi for being selected to attend the 2022 NSF EEC Grantees Conference.
Nanovision: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Summer Project 2022
Congratulations to our NanoVision group (David, Brian Cheong, Shubhankar, Grace, Eric, Brian and Anupma) for achieving beyond our wildest expectations! In our other collaborative MURI project with Professor Christian Rogers of the Computer Graphics Technology Department, we were able to explore the area of app creation. Our undergraduates were able to develop a beta version of an augmented reality (AR) game to explain nanotechnology for future access on the Apple App Store!
Nano-Pottery: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Summer Project 2022
Congratulations to the Nanopottery project group (Bethany, Hanni, Jacy, Sydney, Brian and Anupma) for breaking barriers!! In a collaborative MURI project with Professor Dawn Holder from the Ceramics/Studio Arts Department, we were able to combine the worlds of art and engineering. Through the integration of artistic clay and the clay of synthesized MXene, we were able to encourage our undergraduate students to think outside of the box.
Graduate Fellowship from Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI
Congratulations to Annabelle for receiving the prestigious Graduate Fellowship from the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI, for the start of her Ph.D. studies! Annabelle has also received a summer internship in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. She is currently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducting research under the advisement of Dr. Parans Paranthaman. I am very excited for Annabelle and looking forward to working together on her Ph.D. journey starting this Fall!
IUPUI engineering professor wins $1.75M in federal grants for research on novel nanomaterials
Dr. Babak Anasori in the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at IUPUI has won four new federal grants this fiscal year for his work on a family of layered nanomaterials called MXenes. MXenes, discovered only ten years ago, are (few atoms thick) two-dimensional nanomaterials that form sheets 100,000 times thinner than paper. Due to their superior mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical properties, MXenes have applications in electronics, biomedical devices, sensors, antennas, catalysts, gas separation, water purification, conductive coatings, and smart fabrics.
Click here to read more.
Featured Cover Story and Student Perspective in American Ceramic Society Bulletin
Excited to announce that our article on "MXenes for atomistic design of 2D nanoceramics" has been published as the cover story for the June/July issue of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. The cover story shows how research on 2D transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) led to its usage in many sectors—with future applications continuously emerging. Congratulations to Brian and Anupma!
We also published a Student Perspective on hope in research in this issue of ACerS Bulletin discussing our perspective on collaborative research. Congratulations to Brian and Kartik!
Enjoy reading here
Congratulations to Nithin and Anupma for designing the beautiful journal cover!
STEAM Outreach: Workshop on Nanotechnology and NanoArtography Gallery
Our team is passionate about STEAM outreach as much as they are excited about their nanomaterials research. We had a successful day with girl scholars in grades 3-5 and 6-8. The scholars also got to see the NanoArtography Gallery and select their top choices!
MXene Super Mario World wins 1st Place in Science as Art at the MRS Spring 2022
MXene Super Mario World wins 1st Place in Science as Art at the MRS Spring 2022. Congratulations to our team, Dr. Anupma Thakur, Nithin Chandran B S, Kartik Nemani, for capturing this SEM image of a MXene particle and turning it into a beautiful art piece, MXene Yoshi! Go MXenes!!
Congratulations to two of our undergraduate students, Krista Pulley and Wyatt Highland, for winning the Best Poster Awards at the MXenes Symposium in MRS Spring 2022. Thanks to National Science Foundation (NSF)-DMR-SSMC, and CRL IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and IUPUI Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) for supporting undergraduate research in Anasori lab.
Winning the Best Poster Awards at the MXenes Symposium in MRS Spring 2022
Winning the Best 24-7 Presentation Award at the MXenes Symposium
Congratulations to Anupma Thakur for winning the Best 24x7 presentation award at the MXenes Symposium in MRS Spring 2022. She presented research on the "Electrochemical Behaviors of Ti3C2Tx MXenes/Polypyrrole Polymer Composites as Electrode Materials for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting".
Congratulations to the IUPUI Class of 2022!
Congratulations to Annabelle, Karis, Yooran, and Krista on graduating!
Winning the GPEG Travel Grant
Congratulations to Kartik for winning ACerS-Ceramic and glass industry foundation (CGIF) travel grant for the ECerS ceramics in Europe conference- Krakow-Poland July 2022.
Congratulations to Brian Wyatt for receiving the IUPUI Graduate Students recognition for his Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. He is the only student at IUPUI and the IU system to receive this fellowship in 2021. Brian joined our group on day zero of Anasori Lab at IUPUI, and in the past ~2.5 years, he has done an impressive job. He was recently selected as the IUPUI Elite 50 (among the +29,000 students of IUPUI, which includes Indiana University Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Law, ...). Above all, Brian is deeply interested in the fundamental understanding of his projects, which is essential for a PhD study. Also, Brian already has a strong publication track record, another impressive accomplishment in ~2.5 years!
Winning the IUPUI Elite 50 & Graduate Students recognition
Winning the IUPUI Women's History Month Award!
Congratulations to Harpreet (Pree) Kaur for receiving the IUPUI Women's History Month Award! In addition to her major contribution to promoting equality on our IUPUI +29,000-student campus, Pree has been an undergraduate research assistant in my lab and I have the honor of advising her research activities.
WIN Rising Star Award
Prof. Anasori received the WIN Rising Star Award from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). This international award recognizes emerging leaders and outstanding early-career researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology worldwide and comes with a 5,000 CAD prize and an on-site visit to give a seminar.
Click here to watch the reception video.
Highly Cited Researcher on Web of Science
Prof. Anasori is named among the Highly Cited Researchers by the Web of Science Group for the third year in a row. This list identifies the pioneers of each field over the last decade, by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. In 2021, fewer than 6,700, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction.
ACT – NEXTCCUS grant
Our group is part of a new international consortium that is awarded through ACT 3. The US partners are our group at IUPUI with Argonne National Lab and funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and this grant is for three years.
NSF–Future Manufacturing grant
Our group received a four-year collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation, Future Manufacturing, for cyber nanomanufacturing of MXenes and nanomaterials.
This project is led by Prof. Masoud Soroush (Drexel, CBE Dept.), and other Co-PIs are Prof. M. Grady (Drexel, CBE), and Profs. Z. Fakhraai and A. Rappe (University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry).
40 under 40
Prof. Anasori is recognized among the Drexel 40 under 40.
Click here to learn more.
NSF–Solid-State Materials Chemistry (SSMC) grant
Our group received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Materials, Solid-State Materials Chemistry program.
DoD-Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant
Our group received a three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Indiana University Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG)
Our group received the Indiana University RSFG fund for one year.
Discovery of high-entropy MXenes
Our group reported the first high-entropy MXenes, which is published in ACS Nano
Congratulations to Kartik, Bowen, Brian, Weichen and our collaborators at Argonne National Lab, University of Illinois Chicago, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
Brian Wyatt was awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for his PhD study.
Brian was selected as one of the top 2% of around 8,000 applications in the class of 2021.
Congratulations to Brian for such an impressive achievement!
Read IUPUI's interview with Brian here: Link
Review & Perspective on MXenes mechanical and tribological properties
Read our review paper on the effects of bonds and chemistry of the mechanical properties and tribological properties of MXenes published in Advanced Materials.
Congratulations to Brian, and our collaborator Prof. Andreas Rosenkranz
Ti3C2Tx MXene phase transformation paper in J. Phys.: Condens. Matter
Our in-depth study of Ti3C2Tx stability and phase transformation is published in J. of Physics: Condensed Matter. This is the first study to show MXene transformation to vacancy-ordered non-stoichiometric lamellar carbide phases, presenting MXenes potential as ultra-high-temperature ceramics (UHTCs).
This paper is part of the
Emerging Leaders 2020 of JPCM.
Congratulations to Brian, Kartik, Krish, Pree, and Bowen!
Highly Cited Researcher on Web of Science
Prof. Anasori is named among the Highly Cited Researchers by the Web of Science Group. This is the second year in a row to be recognized as a highly-cited researcher. This list identifies the pioneers of each field over the last decade, by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.
Kartik Nemani wins in "NanoArtography" competition
Kartik won the IUPUI People's Choice in the 2020 NanoArtography competition. His artistic image "Firedrake" is a scanning electron microscope image of a MXene.
Congratulations to Kartik!
Article about the early-career professionals
Read the article published by the Early Career Professionals Subcommittee of MRS (Chair: Dr. Anasori) in the November issue of MRS Bulletin about supporting and understanding the needs of early careers. LINK
Double transition metal MXenes in MRS Bulletin
Our review paper on the large family of double transition metal MXenes is published in MRS Bulletin. Congratulations to Weichen, Brian, and Kartik, the co-first authors of our paper.
Link to download the manuscript: Click here
MXene hybrids review paper in ACS Nano
Our comprehensive review paper on MXene hybrids for catalysis in collaboration with Zhi Wei Seh and J. Tang groups is published in ACS Nano. Congratulations to Kartik and Brian!
Kartik Nemani wins in "Science as Art" competition
Kartik won first place in the "Science as Art" competition in the MRS Spring 2020 virtual competition. His artistic image "MXene Chameleon" is a scanning electron microscope image of Ti3C2 MXenes.
Congratulations to Kartik!
Kartik Nemani publishes in Science Magazine
Kartik's NextGenVoice futuristic news article on "News from a postpandemic world" has been selected and published by Science Magazine. Kartik wrote about a possible in-orbital medical treatment of COVID-19 by sending 10,000 people to Space colonies in 2040! We hope we send people to Space colonies for a differnt reason though!
Congratulations to Kartik!
You can read Kartik's article here: LINK
Brian Wyatt switches to PhD
After his first year in the LMS lab, Brian has decided to convert to pursue his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering! In his words, a PhD will allow him to pursue exciting MXene research and allow him to become the STEM leader he has wanted to become since his early days in higher education.
Follow Brian's posts on Twitter @bwyattLMSL
Congratulations Brian, we all expect great things from you!
Top five trending authors in Materials Science
Dr. Anasori is among the top five trending authors in the field of Materials Science (> 3 million authors), based on Microsft Academic data. He is also among the top five trending authors in a few subfields, such as Nanotechnology, MXenes, carbide, among others. The Microsft Academic identifies the top trending authors for a given topic based on citation growth over the past 5 years. [LINK]
Trending plots: Microsoft Academic
Article in MRS Bulletin about
the Impact of Professional Societies on Career Development
Read the article published by Dr. Anasori and his colleagues at MRS in the April issue of MRS Bulletin about the impact of service activities in professional societies on career progression. LINK
Brian and Kartik presented at the Indiana Statehouse
On March 2nd, Kartik Nemani, Brian Wyatt, and Saeed Yazdani represented the Nano Science and Engineering Association (NSEA) at the 2nd Annual Indiana Science Communications Day 2020 at the Indiana Statehouse. At this event, they spoke to state lawmakers about the impact nanoscience and nanotechnology will have on the state of Indiana and its impact on future legislation. Leadership in nano starts at IUPUI!
Nano Science and Engineering Association (NSEA)
On February 28th, the Nano Science and Engineering Association (NSEA) brought out over 50 IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students to talk about leading the charge to grow nanoscience and nanotechnology in Indianapolis! Here they led hands-on experience with nano for students, displayed the beauty of our world at the nanoscale, and planned how to raise awareness in the Indianapolis community.
Chloe Gilbert joined the Group
Chloe Gilbert has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group in her M.Sc. studies. Welcome, Chloe!
Thomas Tom at Tesla
Thomas Tom, M.Sc. 2020, started an internship at Tesla.
We wish him success in his new position.
"Meet Your New Faculty Candidate–Poster Session" at MRS Fall 2019
A new opportunity for those who are looking for a faculty position was created by the MRS Early Career Professionals Subcommittee, chaired by Prof. Anasori, called "Meet Your New Faculty Candidate–Poster Session". The poster session was held at the MRS Fall Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 4 pm. In this poster session, faculty candidates could present their visions on research and teaching as a poster to the hiring search committees. There were ~ 100 submitted abstracts and more than thirty search committees attended this session. Watch the MRS TV interview about this poster session.
SciVid 2019 Winners
Science in Video (SciVid) competition, created and chaired by Prof. Anasori, was held at the MRS Fall 2019 Meeting in Boston, MA. The Awards Ceremony was on Wednesday, Dec. 4th. SciVid 2019 top videos are posted on MRS YouTube Channel: [link].
Highly Cited Researcher on Web of Science
Prof. Anasori is among the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list announced this week by the Web of Science Group. Here is the link to the 2019 list: https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2019/
Weichen Hong joined the Group
Weichen Hong has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group for his PhD studies. Welcome, Weichen!
Invited Talk and Sosman Award Symposium at MS&T 2019
Prof. Anasori gave an invited talk on multi-transition metal carbides MXenes at MS&T 2019 in Portland, OR. He organized the Sosman Award Symposium this year. The 2019 Sosman Award Recipient was Prof. Yury Gogotsi.
Dr. Bowen Zhang joined the Group
Prof. Bowen Zhang has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group as a visiting scholar.
We welcome Bowen and his family to the group and Indianapolis!
Thomas Tom joined the Group
Thomas Tom has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group for his Master's studies. Welcome, Thomas!
The Rise of MXenes
Read our editorial in the August issue of ACS Nano about the recent development in the field of MXenes, titled "The Rise of MXenes".
Kartik Nemani joined the Group
Kartik Nemani has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group for his PhD studies. Welcome, Kartik!
MXenes in Indiana!
MXenes synthesis has started in Layered Materials & Structures Lab!
Brian Wyatt joined the Group
Brian Wyatt has joined our Layered Materials and
Structures Group for his Master's studies. Welcome, Brian!
The picture was taken at the lab entrance (not wearing PPE)
Publications and Illustrations in Scientific World Workshop
An editorial workshop with the theme of paper publications and illustrations was held on the first day of the 2nd MXenes Conference on May 10, 2019, in Beijing, China. Editors of international journals such as ACS Nano, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Wiley, Nano-Micro Letters shared their perspectives on paper writing and illustration preparation. Prof. Anasori was among the invited speakers, and his talk was titled "Science communication in a second: the art of making effective illustrations." In his talk, he used "yes & no" interactive questions for all the 400-attendees.
Keynote talk at the 2nd International Conference on MXenes
Prof. Anasori gave a keynote talk on property-driven biomedical applications of MXenes at the 2nd International Conference on MXenes in Beijing, China on May 10-12, 2019. More than 450 researchers from around the world attended the 2019 MXenes Conference. The conference chairs were Prof. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University) and Prof. Bin Xu (BUCT). Prof. Anasori was the chair of the International Advisory Board.
Talks on "How to write a paper" and "Ordered MXenes" at Ningbo
Ningbo Institute for Material Engineering and Technology (Babak Anasori gave two invited talks at CNITECH) in China on March 29 and April 1, 2019. The first talk was on "how to write a high-impact paper" for the students and postdocs. The second talk, which was part of the 3rd Innovative Materials Preparation and Application Research Forum, was on "ordered double transition metal MXenes. The theme of this year research forum was “layered materials” with a focus on MXenes and their precursors.
2018 Highly Cited Researcher
For the second consecutive year, Babak Anasori has been recognized as one of the highly cited authors at Drexel University. This recognition is based on the data on Web of Science, given to authors whose journal papers were both published in 2018 and were already highly cited in the same calendar year. The Celebrating Drexel Authors event was held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery on February 22, 2019.