Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Yury Gogotsi ( from Drexel University)

Adjunct Professor

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DSc. Materials Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, 1995

PhD. Physical Chemistry, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1986

MS. Metallurgy, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1984 (with Honors, 5.0 perfect GPA)


Professional Experience

Drexel University

08/2000 present Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

02/2003 present Director, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute

11/2001 present Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (courtesy appointment)

12/2002 08/2007 Associate Dean of the College of Engineering for Special Projects

09/2002 09/2006 Assistant Professor of Chemistry (courtesy appointment)


University of Illinois at Chicago

9/2001-8/2003 Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

1999-2000 Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure

1999-2000 Assistant Director, UIC Research Resources Center

1996 1999 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


University of Tübingen, Germany

1995 - 1996 Research Scientist


Center for Materials Research, University of Oslo, Norway

1993 - 1995 NATO/Norwegian Research Council Fellowship


Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

1992 - 1993 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship


University of Karlsruhe, Germany

1990 - 1992 A. von Humboldt Fellowship


Institute for Materials Science, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

1986 - 1990 Research Associate


Honors and Awards

2016 Nano Energy Award (Elsevier)

2016 Drexel Award for Outstanding Career Scholarly Achievement

2015 RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 (International Nanotechnology Prize)

2015 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry

2015 Lee Hsun Award Lecture, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China

2014 Doctor Honoris Causa, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

2014 Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson-Reuters (again in 2015)

2014 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanotechnology, MRS Spring Meeting

2014 ASM Liberty Bell Chapter’s Delaware Valley Materials Person of the Year

2014 Research Achievement Award, Department of Materials Science, Drexel University

2013 Ross Coffin Purdy Award from the American Ceramic Society

2012 European Carbon Association Award

2011 NANOSMAT Prize at the 6th NANOSMAT Conference

2011 ASM International Philadelphia Chapter Albert Sauveur Lecture Award

2011 Fellow, Materials Research Society

2010 Chang Jiang Scholar Award, Ministry of Education of P.R. China

2009 Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2008 Fellow, The Electrochemical Society

2006 Nano 50 Awards from NASA Tech Briefs Magazine, in Innovator and Technology categories

2006 Best Paper Award, American Society for Composites

2005 Fellow, American Ceramic Society

2005 Fellow, The World Innovation Foundation

2005 Drexel University College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award

2004 Academician, World Academy of Ceramics

2003 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine

2003 Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (also in 2005 and 2007)

2002 S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)

2002 G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering

2002 Full Member, International Institute for the Science of Sintering

2002 Research Achievement Award from Drexel University

2002-2004 106 Club of Drexel University (more than $1M external funding per year)

2001 Winner of the Collegiate Inventors Competition (student advisor)

1999 UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award

1998 NSF CAREER Award

1993 I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences 


Featured Publications

M.R. Lukatskaya, B. Dunn, Y. Gogotsi, Multidimensional Material and Device Architectures for Hybrid Energy Storage, Nature Communications, 7, 12647 (2016)

X. Xiao, H. Song, S. Lin, Y. Zhou, X. Zhan, Z. Hu, Q. Zhang, J. Sun, B. Yang, T. Li, L. Jiao, J. Zhou, J. Tang, Y. Gogotsi, Scalable Salt-Templated Synthesis of 2D Transition Metal Oxides, Nature Communications, 7, 11296 (2016)

F. Shahzad, M. Alhabeb, C.B. Hatter, B. Anasori, S.M. Hong, C.M. Koo, Y. Gogotsi, Electromagnetic Interference Shielding with 2D Transition Metal Carbides (MXenes), Science, 353 (6304) 1137-1140 (2016)

Huang, C. Lethien, S. Pinaud, K. Brousse, R. Laloo, V. Turq, M. Respaud, A. Demortière, B. Daffos, P. L. Taberna, B. Chaudret, Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, On-chip and freestanding elastic carbon films for micro-supercapacitors, Science, (2016), Vol. 351, Issue 6274, pp. 691-695

Y. Gogotsi, Chemical Vapour Deposition: Transition Metal Carbides Go 2D, Nature Materials, 14 (11) 1079-1080 (2015)

W. Lei, V.N. Mochalin, D. Liu,S. Qin, Y. Gogotsi, Y. Chen, Boron Nitride Colloidal Solutions, Ultralight Aerogels and Freestanding Membranes, Through One-step Exfoliation and Functionalization, Nature Communications, 6, 8849 (2015)

M. Ghidiu, M. R. Lukatskaya, M.-Q. Zhao, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Conductive MXene Clay with High Volumetric Capacitance, Nature, (2014).

Y. Gogotsi, Energy storage wrapped up, Nature, 509, 568-570 (2014)

P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, B. Dunn, Where do batteries end and supercapacitors begin? Science, 343, 1210-1211 (2014)

K. Jost, B. Anasori, M. Beidaghi, G. Dion, Y. Gogotsi, Wearable Power, Science, 343, 602-603 (2014)

M. R. Lukatskaya, O. Mashtalir, C. E. Ren, Y. Dall’Agnese, P. Rozier, P. Louis Taberna, M. Naguib, P. Simon, M. W. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi, Cation Intercalation and High Volumetric Capacitance of Two-dimensional Titanium Carbide, Science, 341(6153), 1502-1505 (2013)

P. Simon,Y. Gogotsi, Capacitive Energy Storage in Nanostructured Carbon-Electrolyte Systems,Accounts Chem. Res.46(5) 10941103 (2013) (invited review)

H. Hu, Z. Zhao, W. Wan, Y. Gogotsi, J. Qiu, Ultralight and highly compressible graphene aerogels, Advanced Materials, 25(15)22192223 (2013)

V. Mochalin, O. Shenderova, D. Ho, Y. Gogotsi, The properties and applications of nanodiamonds, Nature Nanotechnology, 7(1) 11-23 (2012) (review)

J.K. McDonough, Y. Gogotsi, Carbon Onions: Synthesis and Electrochemical Applications, Interface, Fall 2013, 61-66 (2013) (invited review)

M. Naguib, O. Mashtalir, J. Carle, V. Presser, J. Lu, L. Hultman, Y. Gogotsi, M.W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides, ACSNano, 6(2) 13221331 (2012)

Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, True Performance Metrics in Electrochemical Energy Storage, Science, 334, 917-918 (2011) (Perspective)

R. Singhal, Z. Orynbayeva, R.V.K. Sundaram, J.J. Niu, S. Bhattacharyya, E.A. Vitol, M.G. Schrlau, E.S. Papazoglou, G. Friedman, Y. Gogotsi, Multifunctional carbon-nanotube cellular endoscopes, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 57-64 (2011)

V. Presser, M. Heon, Y. Gogotsi, Carbide-Derived Carbons - From Porous Networks to Nanotubes and Graphene, Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (5) 810-833 (2011) (Feature and Cover article)

Y. Gogotsi, High-Temperature Rubber Made from Carbon Nanotubes, Science, 330, 1332-1333 (2010) (Perspective)

D. Pech, M. Brunet, H. Durou, P. Huang, V. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Ultrahigh power electrochemical micro-capacitors based on onion-like carbon, Nature Nanotechnology5, 651654 (2010)

V. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, Wet Chemistry Route to Hydrophobic Blue Fluorescent Nanodiamond, J. American Chemical Society 131, 45944595 (2009) P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors, Nature Materials, 7, 845-854 (2008) (Review)

J. Chmiola, C. Largeot, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Desolvation of ions in subnanometer pores, its effect on capacitance and double-layer theory, Angewandte ChemieInt. Edition, 47 (18), 3392-3395 (2008)

S. Osswald, G. Yushin, V. Mochalin, S. Kucheyev, Y. Gogotsi, Control of sp2/sp3 carbon ratio and surface chemistry of nanodiamond powders by selective oxidation in air, J. American Chemical Society, 128, 11635-11642 (2006)

J. Chmiola, G. Yushin, Y. Gogotsi, C. Portet, P. Simon, and P. L. Taberna, Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Sizes Less Than 1 Nanometer, Science, 313, 1760-1763 (2006)  


Featured Books Edited

Y. Gogotsi, V. Presser (Eds.),Carbon Nanomaterials(CRC Press / Taylor & Francis) 2013, 2nd edition, 529 pp. 

Y. Gogotsi (Ed.), Nanomaterials Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton) 2006, 800 pp.

Y. Gogotsi, V. Domnich (Eds.), High Pressure Surface Science and Engineering (Institute of Physics Publ., Bristol, UK, 2003) 648 pp.