Monday, December 3, 2018

USTF Student Daniel Mitchell Presents Nanomaterials Research at International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh

My name is Daniel Scott Mitchell and I am a B.S. Mechanical Engineering Candidate (’20) and Honors College student here at George Mason University.

Over the past 14 months, I have been developing a novel, cost-effective, and scalable method to fabricate the nanomaterial graphene with Dr. Pilgyu Kang (Mechanical Engineering), Farbod Moghaddam (Mechanical Engineering ’19), and our collaborators from the Korea Research Institute for Chemical Technology in Daejeon, South Korea. Our research has shown that our graphene has great promise for practical applications, including high-sensitivity and wireless gas sensing.

This November, Farbod and I had the opportunity to present our research at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was a thought-provoking and humbling experience to share our work at the world’s largest mechanical engineering conference and interface with our field’s top researchers, scholars, and industry leaders. In the future, I am excited for further research regarding graphene and pursuing academia as a whole.