About the MXene Conference

This 2nd international MXene conference at Drexel University, August 1-3, 2022, puts major MXene discoveries, including their record-breaking electrical conductivity, electromagnetic interference shielding capability, electrochemical capacitance, light-to-heat conversion, and other properties, into perspective; identifies areas of basic research; familiarizes a diverse student body, as well as scientists and engineers, with these novel 2D materials; and brings the technological potential of MXenes to the attention of industries, federal and state governments, funding agencies, and decision-makers.

Over the course of the three full days, the conference will bring together MXene researchers and collaborators in the areas of energy storage and generation, electromagnetic interference shielding, antennas, transparent conductors, gas and pressure sensors, water purification, gas separation membranes, photo- and electrocatalysis, medicine, and plasmonics among many others, to identify basic research problems and the future technologies that will use MXenes to address current global challenges.

Visit the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute’s website to learn more about MXenes and the ongoing research at Drexel University.

Pre-Conference One-Day Course Offered

Synthesis & Characterization of MXenes, with Lab Tours & Demos

  • July 31, 2022
  • Additional $100

To enrich your conference experience, you may add a tutorial day to your conference registration.  

  • Researchers will be introduced to MXene synthesis best practices. Course attendees will receive tutorials on how to synthesize MXenes. 
  • We will cover characterization of MXene powders, colloidal suspensions, single flakes, and films by Raman spectroscopy, electron microscopy, UV-vis, XPS and other techniques. Experienced researchers will teach you how to determine the properties of MXenes on the example of Tı3C2. Sample preparation and elimination of measurement artifacts will be discussed in detail. 
  • Demonstrations and tutorials will be offered to exhibit the process and stages of MXenes. 
  • Thorough lab tours will be given with detailed explanations of the equipment used in various processes for applications. 

This course is a great resource for researchers new to the MXene field as well as current MXene researchers who want to further advance their skill set. Experienced researchers, industry professionals, and students are all welcome to partake in this one day in-depth course preceding the MXene Conference. 

Limited space is available. Option to add the course through registration.