February 2021

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!

Link to JPCM.            Link to download the manuscript.

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Highly Cited Researcher on Web of Science 

December 2020
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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

November 2020

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!  

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Kartik Nemani wins in "NanoArtography" competition

November 2020

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

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Double transition metal MXenes in MRS Bulletin

October 2020

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

August 2020

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! 

Link: ACS Nano MXene hybrids 2020

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August 2020

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!  

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July 2020

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

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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!

June 2020

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]

May 2020
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April 2020

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

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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!

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March 2020

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. 

February 2020
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February 2020

Chloe Gilbert joined the Group

Chloe Gilbert has joined our Layered Materials and

Structures Group in her M.Sc. studies. Welcome, Chloe!

January 2020

Thomas Tom at Tesla

Thomas Tom, M.Sc. 2020, started an internship at Tesla.

We wish him success in his new position. 

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"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. 

December 2019

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].

December 2019
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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:

November 2019

Weichen Hong joined the Group

Weichen Hong has joined our Layered Materials and

Structures Group for his PhD studies. Welcome, Weichen!

October 2019
October 2019

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. 

September 2019

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!

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September 2019
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Thomas Tom joined the Group

Thomas Tom has joined our Layered Materials and

Structures Group for his Master's studies. Welcome, Thomas!

August 2019
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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!

July 2019

MXenes in Indiana!

MXenes synthesis has started in Layered Materials & Structures Lab! 

June 2019
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June 2019

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.

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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.

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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. 

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