Babak Anasori


Purdue University

Dr. Babak Anasori is the Reilly Rising Star Associate Professor at Purdue University, with joint appointments at the Schools of Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Graphene and 2D Materials, a Springer-Nature journal. Dr. Babak Anasori received his PhD from Drexel University in 2014 in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the birthplace of MXenes. Dr. Anasori has authored more than 170 refereed publications on MXenes and their precursors, and he has been recognized as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher from 2019 to 2023. He ranked 4th on the 2023 list of Rising Stars of Science in the USA by Additionally, ScholarGPS identified him as the number #1 in Mechanical Engineering among all scholars in the USA in the past five years. He has received several international awards, including the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award, the 2021 Drexel University 40-under-40, the 2021 Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and the 2024 Abraham Max Distinguished Professor Award at Purdue School of Engineering. Dr. Anasori’s research lab focuses on developing novel 2D carbide and carbonitride MXenes for various applications, including energy generation, electromagnetic interference shielding, and ultra-high temperature ceramics.