Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Position: Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University; Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Specialization: Carbon nanomaterials, Energy storage, Supercapacitators
At the NANOCON´20 Prof. Dr. Yury Gogotsi will open the conference by his plenary lecture.
Education and Career Accomplishments:
Yury Gogotsi received his MS (1984) and PhD. in Physical Chemistry (1986) from Kiev Polytechnic and a DSc. degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1995.
During his post-doctoral research period he received Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the University of Karlsruhe (1990 - 1992), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (1992 - 1993), Germany NATO/Norwegian Research Council Fellowship at the University of Oslo, Norway (1993 - 1995). In the period 1995 - 1996 his career of research scientist continued at the University of Tübingen, Germany. From 1996 to 2000 he had been working at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Since the year 2000 he has been working at the Drexel University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; from 2017 as the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Endowed Professor and Distinguished University Professor (from 2010). He also serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute.
Yury Gogotsi works on synthesis and surface modification of inorganic nanomaterials, such as nanodiamond, carbide-derived carbons, nanotubes, and two-dimensional carbides and nitrides (MXenes). His group also explores energy related and other applications of materials discovered and developed in Gogotsi Lab. His work on carbon and carbide nanomaterials with tunable structure and porosity had a major impact on the field of capacitive energy storage.
His pioneering work (together with P. Simon) on the relations between the structure and capacitive performance of carbon nanomaterials led to a scientific breakthrough in the field and ultimately resulted in the development of a new generation of supercapacitors that facilitate the storage and utilization of electrical energy. Professor Yury Gogotsi was a part of the team that discovered a new family of two-dimensional (2D) carbides and nitrides MXenes that show exceptional potential for energy storage and other applications. He developed a general approach to synthesis of porous and low-dimensional materials using selective extraction of elements/components, which can be used to generate carbide-derived porous carbons, carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D carbides, etc.
Summary of publication activity:
Scientific activity of Y. Gogotsi is documented by >1 380 papers in scientific journals, 2 books co-authored, 13 books edited, 16 book chapters, 55 patents filed.
He was recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics in 2014 - 2017. He has an H-index of 152 and >108 800 citations on Google Scholar.
He has received numerous awards for his research including the European Carbon Association Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, Nano Energy award from Elsevier, International Nanotechnology Prize (RUSNANOPrize), R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50 Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs.
He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, NanoSMAT Society, as well as Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering. He also serves on the MRS Board of Directors and acts as Associate Editor of ACS Nano.
Details available at: https://drexel.edu/engineering/about/faculty-staff/G/gogotsi-yury/