ECS Fellow Yury Gogotsi Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

ECS Fellow Professor Yury Gogotsi was inducted into the 2022 Class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows at the NAI Annual Meeting from June 25-27, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Yury Gogotsi

Professor Yury Gogotsi

Since 2012, the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization founded and dedicated to encouraging academic inventors with U.S. patents, has inducted a yearly class of fellows into the organization. “The NAI Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding invention that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.” (From the NAI Fellows Program website.)

With more than 190 patent applications filed and more than 70 issued patents, over 30 of which have been licensed to industry, Prof. Gogotsi is certainly worthy of this esteemed accolade. He thanks his nominators, co-inventors, and companies that acquired licenses for using his patented carbon and MXene materials and technologies for their support in reaching this honor.

MXene Courses Offered Twice a Year

Yury Gogotsi and his group offer biannual virtual MXene courses from the birthplace of MXenes, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at Drexel University. The course teaches the fundamentals of MXenes, the largest family of two-dimensional materials, including synthesis and characterization, as well as detailed presentations on some of the many MXene applications: electrochemistry, electronics, and biomedical applications. Participants receive certificates upon completion.

Since 2021, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute has offered this weeklong course twice yearly, at varying times to ensure that students, postdocs, faculty, and industry colleagues are reached globally. (The summer course runs from August 7 – 11, 2023.) With constant new developments in MXene research and awareness and interest growing exponentially, attendance increases with each course. The most up-to-date information is always presented. For more information and to register, visit htps:// or email Laura Romano at


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