In Anasori Lab, we design novel MXenes structures and use them for a variety of applications, including materials for extreme environments, hypersonic materials, lighter and stronger composites, energy generation, electromagnetic interference shielding, and carbon capture and utilization. 


  • MXene-derived Carbides for Extreme Environments
  • What Are 2D Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)‚Äč?
  • Application-based Property Tuning 

Babak is one of the inventors of a family of MXenes, ordered double-transition metal MXenes, as a result of his postdoctoral research, which was featured as one of the 2015's "biggest moments in chemistry" by the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Anasori's current research focuses on the synthesis and characterizations of novel MXenes and their metal and ceramic composites.


  • Nanomaterials
  • 2D materials
  • MXenes
  • synthesis and characterization
  • multifunctional nanocomposites
  • structural materials
  • mechanical properties
  • high-temperature materials
  • metal composites
  • ceramic composites

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Purdue University

Past Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Drexel University (past)

Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Drexel University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
MS, University of Tehran, Materials Science and Engineering, 2007
BS, Sharif University of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, 2004
nanostructured materials metal composites mxenes 2d materials