Michael Naguib is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, under the supervision of Prof. Michel W. Barsoum and Prof. Yury Gogotsi. He received his MS and BS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering in Cairo University, Egypt, where he was graded distinction with honor, and ranked first in his class.
His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel and advanced functional nanomaterials for energy storage systems. Currently, he is investigating a new family of two dimensional transition metal carbides and/or nitrides called MXenes that have shown great promise in the fields of energy storage (such as lithium ion batteries) and composite technology. He has published 15 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, presented more than 15 international conference presentations and posters, and filed a patent based on his PhD research.
He has won many awards including the Best Poster Award from MRS 2013 spring meeting, DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) Short Term Grant Scholarship, George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship form Drexel University, People’s Choice Award for International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge from NSF, 2012, and Roland B. Snow Award for Best of Show and 1st Place Award in the Ceramographic Competition of The American Ceramic Society at MS&T 2012.