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Group Updates

November 15, 2023

Dr. Naguib was listed, for the fourth time (2018, 2021, 2022, 2023), as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics! Congratulations, Dr. Naguib!

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October 2023

Amanda Mayer and Gabriel Epstein have joined the Novel Energy Materials group as senior and junior Engineering-Physics undergraduate students, respectively. Welcome Amanda and Gabe!

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August 2023

Catherine O'Donnell and Jude Blouin have joined the Novel Energy Materials group as freshman and senior Cell and Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students, respectively. Welcome Catherine and Jude!

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June 9, 2023

Dr. Naguib was interviewed by Asharq News (Arabic News Chanel) for their documentary
“Electronic Wafers, the Bread of the New Century.”

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May 21, 2023

Dr Naguib received the Young Alumni Emerging Leader Award by Drexel University at the Drexel University Alumni Awards Ceremony. Each year, the Drexel Alumni Board of Governors recognizes alumni who have gone above and beyond in their professions, the community, and within Drexel. Well deserved, Dr. Naguib!

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May 18, 2023

Our first two Ph. D. Students, Dr. Anika Tabassum and Dr. Kaitlyn Prenger, had their Doctoral Hooding Ceremony today! Congratulations, Doctors!

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April 24, 2023

Anika Tabassum successfully defended her Ph. D. thesis titled "Synthesis and Characterization of Carbonitride MXenes and their Electrochemical Performance." Congratulation Dr. Tabassum!!!

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April 7, 2023

Dr. Naguib co-edited a special issue on Two-Dimensional MXenes alongside Dr. Anasori. The feature was published by MRS Bulletin!

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January 2023

Lily Baughman has joined the Novel Energy Materials group as a senior Engineering-Physics undergraduate students. Welcome Lily!

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December 13-15, 2022

Dr Naguib delivered a keynote talk titled "Manipulating 2D Materials at the Nano and Atomic Scales for Energy Applications" at the International Conference on Emerging Materials for Sustainable Energy and Environment that was held in Malaysia.

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November 15, 2022

Dr Naguib has been listed, for the third time, as a Highly Cited Researcher, by Clarivate Analytics. According to Clarivate: "Out of nearly 8M researchers in the world, less than 1% have published papers over the last decade that rank in the top 1% of citations for field and year. These are our Highly Cited Researchers. "

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November 1, 2022

Dr Naguib has been awarded the 2022 InfoMat Junior Researcher Award.

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September 26, 2022

Kaitlyn Prenger defended successfully her PhD thesis titled "MXenes and their Heterostructures with Oxides as Electrodes for Supercapacitors". Congratulation Dr Prenger!!

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August 1-3, 2022

Our Novel Energy Materials group participated in the The 2nd International Conference at Drexel University. Students presented posters and Dr Naguib participated as a panelist in two of the panels. Majed won the 2nd best poster award (among 90 posters). Congratulations Majed!

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July 1, 2022

Our recent paper titled "Transition Metal Carbo-Chalcogenide “TMCC” a New Family of Two-dimensional Materials" that was published in
Advanced Materials was featured as a cover for the journal issue 26 (2022). This paper received lots of online media attention
Congratulations to Majed and all co-authors!

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May 8-13, 2022

Four of our Novel Energy Material group members delivered oral and invited talks at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Honolulu, HI, USA.

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February 1, 2022

Our recent paper titled "Two-dimensional titanium carbonitride MXene as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction" that was published in Materials Report: Energy was featured as a cover for the journal issue 1 (2022).
Congratulations to Kun, Anika and all co-authors!

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January 27, 2022

Dr Naguib was hosted by Out to Lunch (of NPR) radio show that is aired on WWNO 89.9FM

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December 23, 2021

Our recent paper titled "Synthesis of new two-dimensional titanium carbonitride Ti2C0.5N0.5Tx MXene and its performance as an electrode material for sodium-ion battery" that was published in InfoMat has been featured as a cover for the journal December 2021 Issue.
Congratulation to Kun, Anika and all co-authors!

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November 16, 2021

Dr. Naguib has been listed as a Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.

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November 4, 2021

Dr. Naguib receives the Rising Star Award from Tulane University during the the first Tulane University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards on, to honor outstanding Tulane scholars and recognize their exceptional research. (Tulane Press Release)

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October 1, 2021

Our recent perspective article titled "Ten Years of Progress in the Synthesis and Development of MXenes" that was written by the MXenes inventors (M. Naguib, M.W. Barsoum and Y. Gogotsi) and published in Advanced Materials as part of the journal celebration of 10th anniversary of MXene discovery was featured as a cover for the journal issue 39 (2021).

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August 16, 2021

Our recent paper titled "Engineering the Interlayer Spacing by
Pre-Intercalation for High Performance Supercapacitor MXene
Electrodes in Room Temperature Ionic Liquid" that was published in
Advanced Functional Materials was featured as a cover for the
journal issue 33 (2021). This paper received lots of online media
attention such as UtilityDive, Inside Climate News, and Biz New Orleans.
Congratulations to Kun and all co-authors!

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August 1, 2021

Elham Loni and Karam Eisawi have joined the Novel Energy Materials group as first year Materials Physics and Engineering PhD students. Welcome Elham and Karam!

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June, 2021

Three members of our group have graduated or finished their term at Tulane. While we will miss them, we are very happy for them to start their careers:
Dr Kun Liang (Postdoctoral fellow 2019-2021), is now Professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering.
Hudson McKinley (MS MSE 2021), is now a Battery Engineer at Tesla.
Shae Jolly (MS MSE 2021), is now a Battery Engineer at Advano.

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July 1, 2021

Dr Naguib received NSF CAREER Award ($607,788) to study Synthesis of Novel Two-Dimensional Materials from Metastable Layered Materials.

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November 27- December 4, 2020

Dr. Naguib and group members (Dr. Kun Liang and PhD candidate Kaitlyn Prenger) delivered invited talks and oral presentations at MRS 2020.

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November 9, 2020

Dr. Naguib has been elected to serve as a committee member in Center for Nanophase Materials
Sciences (CNMS) User Executive Committee (UEC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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October 11-14, 2020

Dr. Naguib delivered a keynote talk titled "Pre-Intercalation Effect on MXenes Behavior" at 3rd International Conference on MXenes, Ningbo, China, (was delivered online due to COVID-19).

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August 4-7, 2020

Dr. Naguib delivered a plenary talk titled "Role of Intercalation in MXenes Processing and Performance" at MXene Conference 2020, Virtual Event due to COVID-19.

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October 15-17, 2019

Dr. Naguib delivered an invited talk, titled "Two-dimensional Titanium Carbonitride, a Novel Member of the MXene Family" at Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2019 (Nano 2D Materials), Mainz, Germany.

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September 29-October 3, 2019

Dr. Naguib delivered an invited talk, titled "Two-dimensional Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides “MXenes” from Layered Bulk MAX Phases; Synthesis, Properties and Applications", at Materials Science & Technology 2019 (MS&T19), Portland, OR, USA.

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September 2019

Majed Ibrahim joined our research group as a graduate student. Welcome Majed!

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July 29-30, 2019

Dr. Naguib was awarded Ten at Ten award in the people category from the U.S. Department of Energy. More details can be found in Tulane press release.

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April 1-2, 2019

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a keynote talk, titled "Implications of Intercalation in MXenes" at 3rd Symposium on Synthesis and Application of Novel Material 2019, Ningbo, China.

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April 1, 2019

Mona Guitou joined the Naguib Research Group as a visiting student. Welcome Mona!

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November 28, 2018

Dr Naguib has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

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October 25, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "Intercalation in MXenes; More Complex than it First Appears", at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

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October 14-18, 2018

Dr. Naguib was awarded Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars by The American Ceramic Society at Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T18), Columbus, OH, USA.

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October 14-18, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "Complexity of Intercalation In-between 2D Transition Metal Carbides “MXenes” and Their Applications as Energy Storage Materials", at Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T18), Columbus, OH, USA.

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September 28, 2018

Dr. Kun Liang joined the Naguib Research Group as a postdoc fellow. Welcome Kun!

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September 26, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "MXenes, the Fastest Growing Family of 2D Materials: An Overview for their Synthesis, Properties and Applications" at University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA.

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September 19, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "Intercalation in MXenes; More Complex than it First Appears", at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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September 11-14, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a Plenary Lecture, titled "the Fastest Growing Family of 2D Materials: An Overview for their Synthesis, Properties and Applications", at 13th Nanosmat 2018, Gdansk, Poland.
Dr. Naguib was awarded Kroto Award at 13th Nanosmat 2018, Gdansk, Poland.

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September 10, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "MXenes - Discovery, Properties and Applications",
at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.

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September 2018

Anika Tabassum joined the Naguib Research Group as a graduate student. Welcome Anika!.

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August 19-23, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "Analysis of MXenes in Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications", at 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA, USA.

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June 4-8, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "MXenes as Hosting Materials for Ions and Molecules",
14th International Ceramic Congress (CIMTEC 2018), at Perugia, Italy.

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May 24-26, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "Intercalation in MXenes; More Complex than it First Appears", 1st International Conference on MXenes for Energy Applications, at Jilin University, Changchun, China.

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January 21-26, 2018

Dr. Naguib was invited to give a talk, titled "MXenes as Host Materials for Ions", at 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL, USA.

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January 2018

The Naguib Research Group officially starts at Tulane University!
Kaitlyn E. Prenger and Brianna Kenney joined the Naguib Research Group as graduate students.
Welcome Kaitlyn and Brianna!

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