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The mission of our group is to develop innovative nanotechnology-driven solutions that would facilitate a cleaner environment, decreased energy consumption, safer and healthier lives for people around the globe, and other benefits to society.
Our current focus is directed towards the synthesis of innovative nanostructured materials for supercapacitors, fuel cells and batteries. We are also interested in carbon nanomaterials (carbon blacks, carbon onions, carbon nanotubes), carbon containing nanocomposites, and nanoporous materials with controlled pore size for novel applications in biology, medicine, energy and environment. Finally, one of our recent projects involves formation of amorphous and/or nanostructured light weight metal alloys and studying their structure-property relashionship.
December 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at the Department of General Energy of Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.
December 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at Renata Batteries, Switzerland.
December 2012: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive the Outstanding Student Achievement Award from Georgia Section of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations, Kara!
December 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at BMW, Munich, Germany.
November 2012: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive the Women of Distinction Award & Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Georgia Tech Women’s Leadership Conference. Congratulations, Kara!
November 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at the Energy Frontiers, AVS Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA.
August 2012: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive the Travel Award from the Battery Division of the American Electrochemical Society (ECS). Congratulations, Kara!
August 2012: A joint project of Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc and Georgia Tech has been selected to receive a prestigeous Award from Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an electric vehicle battery that doubles the capacity of today’s Li-ion batteries. Disclosure: both the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Prof. Yushin are the equity holders of Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.
August 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at a workshop on International Collaborations in Energy Program, Jeju Island, South Korea.
August 2012: The work of Kara Evanoff, Dr. Alexandre Magasinski and Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected amongst this year’s most worthy developments/inventions by NASA. The brief description of this project was featured in the NASA Tech Briefs magazine. Prof. Yushin has been selected to receive the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Tech Brief Award.
August 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at LG Chem, South Korea.
August 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at SK Innovation, South Korea.
August 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at the 2nd "Multifunctional Materials for Defense" Workshop, Arlington, VA.
July 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented a keynote talk at the International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM), Singapore.
June 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at National University of Singapore.
June 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented a keynote talk and chaired a session at the International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2012), Jeju Island, South Korea.
May 2012: Undergraduate students Benjamin Gartner and Huan-Ting Lin have been selected to receive Presidential Undergraduate Research Awards. Congratualtions, Ben and Tim! Good job!
May 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at Drexel University, Philadelphia.
May 2012: Yair Korenblit has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Award. Congratulations, Yair!
April 2012: Kara Evanoff won prestigeous Gold Graduate Student Award at a Spring Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting. This award recognizes students of outstanding abilities and exceptional promise for significant future achievements in materials research. Congratulations on this spectacular achievment from all of us!!! Excellent job, Kara!
April 2012: Yair Korenblit has been selected to receive the Travel Award from the American Electrochemical Society (ECS). Congratulations, Yair!
April 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented two keynote talks at the Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
March 2012: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive a Travel Award to attend Carbon for Energy Applications workshop organized by the American Carbon Society. Congratulations!
March 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, USA
March 2012: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive her second ASM Atlanta Graduate Student Award! Congratulations, Kara! This is outstanding!
March 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at the ARPA-E “Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging” Workshop, Washington, DC, USA
February 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology for the "Nano at Tech" seminar series
February 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at General Motors, Detroit, USA
February 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited seminar at the University of Maryland, MD, USA
January 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at a Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) Annual Meeting organized by the American Ceramic Society in Orlando, FL, USA
January 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at GORDON Research Conference (GRC) on Electrochemistry taken place in Ventura, CA, USA
January 2012: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk at a Conference on Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2012), session Advanced Energy Storage Materials and Systems: Lithium and Beyond
December 2011: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented a seminar at the The City College of New York
November 2011: Kara Evanoff won the 2nd place award at the poster competition organized by the Electrochemical Society, Georgia section. Congratulations!
November 2011: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented a keynote lecture at the Workshop on “Carbon Materials for Energy” organized by Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden, Germany.
September 2011: Naoki Nitta has been awarded prestigeous IGERT fellowship. Congratulations, Nox!
September 2011: The paper "A Major Constituent of Brown Algae for Use in High-Capacity Li-Ion Batteries" co-authored by Igor Kovalenko, Alexandre Magasinski, Benjamin Hertzberg, Zoran Milicev, Prof. Gleb Yushin and their collaborators from Clemson University has been published in Science: SCIENCE on-line A Georgia Tech press release can be found here: POWERED by SEAWEED
September 2011: The $3M 5-year long NSF IGERT Proposal "Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion (NESAC) " initiated and Co-PI by Prof. Gleb Yushin (PI: Elsa Reichmanis; Other Co-PIs include: Doug Noonan, Marilyn Brown, Samuel Graham) has been officially awarded. Congratulations to all the 23 participating faculty from the College of Engineering (CoE), College of Science (CoS), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) of Georgia Tech! The IGERT web-site can be found here: www.nesac.gatech.edu
April 2011: Kara Evanoff won the Best Graduate Student Poster Award (1st place) at the ASM International Student Poster Competition. Congratulations, Kara!
April 2011: Kara Evanoff and Benjamin Hertzberg have been awarded Travel Grants to attend Fall 2011 ECS meeting in Boston. Congrats!
March 2011: Two papers by our group (one led by Kara Evanoff and another one led by Lu Wei) have been published in Advanced Energy Materials (a new sister journal of Advanced Materials, focused on energy-related research). Congratulations to the lead authors and their collaborators!
January 2011: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk "Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage Applications" at the 10X Advanced Battery R&D Conference, which took place in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
November 2010: Prof. Gleb Yushin presented an invited talk "Nanocomposite Materials for Energy Storage Applications" at the 2nd UNIST International Conference, which took place in Ulsan, Korea.
August 2010: The paper "Detonation Nanodiamond and Onion-like Carbon - Embedded Polyaniline for Supercapacitors" co-authored by Igor Kovalenko, David Bucknall and Gleb Yushin has been published in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations, Igor!
July 2010: Kara Evanoff has been selected to receive the Walker Award, as the Best Student Poster Presenter at the Annual World Conference on Carbon that took place July 11-16 at Clemson, SC. Congratulations from all of us, Kara! This is a very competitive award and a great honor to receive!!!
June 2010: The paper "Deformations in Si-Li Anodes Upon Electrochemical Alloying in Nano-Confined Space" co-authored by Benjamin Hertzberg, Alexander Alexeev and Gleb Yushin has been published in JACS communications. Congratulations, Ben!
June 2010: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) User Partnership Proposal for Sample Environment Equipment Development by Prof. Gleb Yushin has been favorably ranked and recommended for funding in the amount of $20,000. The new equipment will be used for the in-situ Neutron Scattering experiments at ORNL in collaboration with our ORNL partner Dr. Yuri Melnichenko.
May 2010: A proposal led by Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected to receive an ASAP® 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System with micropore and rate of adsorption options as a prestigeous Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Award. The ASAP 2020 will be a critical analytical tool to support ground-breaking research on nanoporous materials, such as studies of ionic transport in microporous solids, porous electrodes for fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors, nanomaterials for sensors, porous polymer membranes, gas separation membranes, novel catalysts, nanomaterials for the semiconductor industry, and more. According to Prof. Robert Snyder, the Chair of the School of Materials Science at Georgia Tech, "the state-of-the art ASAP2020 system will bring unique capabilities to our School and contribute to further advancing outstanding research on nanoscience and nanotechnology at Georgia Tech."
April 2010: Kara Evanoff was selected to receive an ASM International Graduate Award. The Award was presented at the April Atlanta Chapter ASM meeting. Congratualtions from our group, Kara!
April 2010: Adam Kajdos, Benjamin Hertzberg and Yair Korenblit participated in the ASM International Atlanta's Chapter Student Poster Competition and won 3 out of 4 main awards: Yair won the Best Poster Award and Ben won the "runner-up" (2nd place) Poster Award in the in the graduate student category, Adam won the "runner-up" (2nd place) Poster Award in the in the undergraduate student competition. Congratualtions, guys! Thank you for representing our group!
March 2010: The paper "High-performance lithium-ion anodes using hierarchical bottom-up approach" co-authored by Dr. Alexandre Magasinski, Patrick Dixon, Benjamin Hertzberg, Prof. Gleb Yushin and their collaborators has been published in Nature Materials. A Georgia Tech press release can be found here: http://www.gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=54920
March 2010: Adam Kajdos has won this year Phi Kappa Phi Award - the Single Most Prestigious Academic Award made annually to the most outstanding undergraduate student at Georgia Tech. The award consists of a Cup and a $5,000 check. Another terrific achivement! Congratulations again!!! We all are very proud of you, Adam!
March 2010: Adam Kajdos has been selected by the College of Engineering to receive this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award! This is a very prestigious award given once a year to the best undergraduate researcher in the College. The award includes a monetary stipend and desk award. Selection of this highly competitive award was based on Adam's research work of the highest quality and demonstration of leadership on the project. Well deserved, Adam! This is terrific news! Congratulations from all of us!!!
February 2010: Prof. Gleb Yushin has accepted the position of the Associate Editor of the Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research (JNEPR). The journal will be launched by the American Scientific Publishers this year (2010) and will publish all aspects of basic and applied research on nanoscale phenomena for energy production, conversion, storage, transmission and conservation.
February 2010: The paper "Tailoring the Pore Alignment for Rapid Ion Transport in Microporous Carbons" co-authored by Adam Kajdos, Frank Jones, Prof. Yushin and their collaborators has been published in JACS communications. Congratulations to our undergraduate students Adam and Frank and their co-authors! Special thanks to Adam for leading this succesful research effort!
February 2010: The paper "High-Rate Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Ordered Mesoporous Silicon Carbide-Derived Carbon" co-authored by Yair Korenblit, Marcus Rose, Prof. Gleb Yushin and collaborators from Dresden University of Technology and University of Wisconsin has been published in ACS NANO. Congratulations to Yair, Marcus and their co-authors!
January 2010: Prof. Gleb Yushin served on the NSF EFRI-RESTOR panel.
January 2010: Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the Metals & Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) division. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of tenure-track faculty members. The award amount is $600,000 for a period of five years.
January 2010: Our group has been selected to receive $50,000 award from Superior Graphite. The award is the subcontract for NASA SBIR.
December 2009: Benjamin Hertzberg won two major awards (Best Presentation Award and Best Collaboration Award) at the Second International Forum on Multidisciplinary Education and Research Center for Energy Science which took place in Okinawa, Japan. Terrific job, Ben! Great success! Congratulations!!!!
November 2009: Prof. Gleb Yushin served on the NSF Energy For Sustainability panel.
August 2009: Kara Evanoff have been selected to receive a Battery Division travel grant to attend the ECS meeting in Vienna and present results of her research.
July 2009: "Tunable Nanoporous Carbon" technology co-developed by Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected to receive the prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Award. R&D Magazine issues the award every year for the most innovative technologies.“Since 1963,” according to the R&D Magazine press release, “the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. These include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the printer (1986), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm antismoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).”
July 2009: Yair has succesfully defended his MS thesis! Great job with the presentation, Yair! Congratulations from all of us!
June 2009: Frank Jones has been selected to receive Fall 2009 President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). Congratulations, Frank! We wish you success in your project!
May 2009: The paper "Fano resonance between Mie and Bragg scattering in photonic crystals" co-authored by Prof. Yushin and an international research team from US, Japan, Australia and Russia has been published in Physical Review Letters (PRL).
March 2009: Yair has done it again! Yair Korenblit won two major awards at the very competitive Annual Georgia Tech Graduate Technical Symposium: the 1st Place Oral Presentation Award and the 1st Place Poster Presentation Award. Terrific job, Yair!!! Multiple congratulations from all of us!
March 2009: Adam Kajdos has been selected to receive the Henry Ford II Scholar Award! This is a very prestigious and highly competitive award given once a year to the best senior undergraduate student in each Engineering School at Georgia Institute of Technology. Well deserved, Adam! We are very proud of you! Congratulations!!!
March 2009: Our group has been selected to receive $5,000 award from Superior Graphite. The award is the subcontract for NASA SBIR.
February 2009: Yair Korenblit won the 1st Place Oral Presentation Award at the 5th Annual Georgia Tech Graduate Research Symposium!!! Great job, Yair! Congratulations from all of us!
February 2009: Our group has been selected to receive support from Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for the development of high power electrochemical capacitors. The award amount is $320,000 for the period 03/09-12/11. Prof. Gleb Yushin is the single PI on this project.
February 2009: We welcome Dr. Igor Kovalenko to our research group as a research associate. Welcome to the US and to Georgia Tech, Igor!
February 2009: A proposal on Li-air batteries led by Prof. Tom Fuller and Co-PI by Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected for funding by Electric Fuel Battery Corporation, AL, USA. The award of $100,000 is the subcontract for the US Army through CERDEC.
January 2009: MSE undergraduate students Adam Kajdos and Frank Grant Jones III joined our research group. Welcome to the team, guys!
December 2008: Three undergraduate students working in our lab have received Spring 2009 President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). Congratulations to Jim, Sean and Andrew! We wish you great success in your individual projects!
December 2008: The Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society has
November 2008: Dr. Gleb Yushin has been selected for an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award for the development of multifunctional nanocomposites. The award enhances early career development of outstanding young researchers and increases opportunities to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challanges in science and engineering. The award amount is $300,000 for a period of three years.
October 2008: Sean Lawlor, Andrew Foote and Michael Acierno have started working in our lab as undergraduate researchers.
September 2008: Yair Korenblit's poster on composite supercapacitors has been awarded the 2nd place at the poster competition organized by Atlanta Student Chapter of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!
September 2008: Kara Evanoff has received prestigious Robert G. Shackelford Graduate Fellowship award. Congratulations, Kara!
September 2008: Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected to recieve the prestigious Honda Initiation Grant award for 2008! The award and a $50,000 check will be presented at the HIG Symposium on November 12, in Cary, North Carolina.
September 2008: Prof. Tom Fuller, Prof. Gleb Yushin and Dr. Jud Ready have received a $50,000 gift from Fred L. Hartley Family Foundation to promote their work on high energy high power Li-ion batteries
September 2008: Kara Evanoff joined our research group as a graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Kara will be co-advised by Dr. Jud Ready (GTRI) and Prof. Tom Fuller (GTRI). Welcome to the team, Kara!
September 2008: A proposal led by Prof. Gleb Yushin has been selected to recieve $500,000 support from NASA. Prof. Igor Luzinov (Clemson University) and Prof. Tom Fuller (GTRI) are the Co-PIs on this project.
August 2008: Jim Benson joined out team as an undergraduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome, Jim!
August 2008: Our group has recieved $40,000 gift from Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
August 2008: Justin Yen received Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) from Georgia Institute of Technology for his work on high power Lithium Carbon Monoflouride (Li/CFx) battery project. Congratulations, Justin!
July 2008: The paper "Noncatalytic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Graphite on SiC" co-authored Dr. Gleb Yushin and published in Carbon (v. 46 (6), p. 841-849) May 2008 is listed as Number 2 among the Top 25 Hottest Articles published in CARBON.
June 2008: Prof. Gleb Yushin served on the NSF panel.
May 2008: Justin Yen joined our group as an undergraduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome to our team, Justin! It's great to have you with us!
May 2008: Benjamin Hertzberg received prestigious NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program (GSRP) Award. Congratulations, Ben!
May 2008: Yair Korenblit was awarded Boeing Fellowship for his academic achievements. Congratulations, Yair!
May 2008: Prof. Yushin jointly with Prof. Alamgir received Creating Energy Options Award from Strategic Energy Institute. The award comes with a $33,333 research support.
April 2008: The paper "Control of sp2/sp3 Carbon Ratio and Surface Chemistry of Nanodiamond Powders by Selective Oxidation in Air" co-authored by Dr. Yushin and published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) is being featured on the ACS Publications website as a "Hot Paper" as defined by Thomson Scientific (ISI) Essential Science Indicators. Hot Papers are articles published within the last two years receiving the most citations over the most recent two-month period.
April 2008: Prof. Yushin gave an invited talk at the 235th American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans, LA.
April 2008: Yair Korenblit received a Honorable Mention at the National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship program. Honorable Mention is considered a significant academic achievement nationwide.
January 2008: We welcome Dr. Alexandre Magasinski to our research group as a senior research associate. Welcome to the US and to Georgia Tech, Sasha!
January 2008: Prof.Yushin served on the National Science Foundation (NSF) review panel in Arlington, VA.
December 2007: Zarife Goknur Cambaz, a Ph.D. student at Drexel University who was co-advised by Dr.Yushin, succesfully defended her thesis. Congratulations, Goknur! Enjoy your stay in Paris! We will come to visit :)
November 2007: Prof. Gleb Yushin gave an invited talk at the International Symposium on Materials Issues in a Hydrogen Economy. The conference was held in Richmond, VA.
November 2007: Prof. Gleb Yushin participated as a panelist in the Forum on Nano-Morphic Systems, organized by Semiconductor Research Corporation and co-sponsored by the semiconductor industry and NSF. The Forum was held at Stanford University, CA. The objective of the Forum was to look for the new architectures for micron-scale systems that perform in-vivo sensing and interaction with living cells.
October 2007: Ms.Kathleen Anderson joined our group as an undergraduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome to our team, Tita!
September 2007: Prof. Gleb Yushin received Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society.
September 2007: Ms. Saujanya Yachamaneni, an M.S. student at Drexel University who was co-advised by Dr.Yushin, succesfully defended her thesis. Congratulations, Sauji! Good luck in your future career!
September 2007: Two posters co-authors by Prof. Gleb Yushin won the first place awards in the Ceramographic Competition at the MS&T conference in Detroit. The poster "Mesoporous Carbide Derived Carbon from Ti2AlC" won the 1st place in the SEM Category and the Best in Show. The poster "Etch Pits on SiC" received the 1st place in Optical Imaging category.
September 2007: Ben Hertzberg joined our research group as a graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome, Ben!
August 2007: We welcome Yair Korenblit to our research group as a graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome, Yair!
August 2007: Dr. Gleb Yushin, professor of Materials Science & Engineering, served on the NSF panel.
August 2007: A paper co-authored by Prof. Yushin has been published in Physical Review Letters (see the publication section for the pdf version of the article).
July 2007: Dr. Gleb Yushin joined Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor of Materials Science & Engineering.