Gogotsi is the director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and leads research in the Nanomaterials Research Group in the College of Engineering. He is a foremost expert on carbon-based nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanodiamonds, nanoporous carbons, carbon onions and carbides) and is pioneering the use of new materials, such as MXenes, for energy storage.
His work on materials for energy storage has been published in the top scientific journals (Science, Nature, Nature Materials, etc.) and he has commented in the media on stories related to batteries, renewable energy and energy storage. Gogotsi has been recognized with numerous national and international awards in his field including the 2014 Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship from the Materials Research Society, Ross Coffin Purdy award from the American Ceramic Society and the 2012 European Carbon Association Award. His name is included in the list of highly cited researchers published by Thomson-Reuters in 2014.