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February

    • Matt Wiese_Web

      CoE Student's Co-op Experience with NASA

      February 28, 2017

      As the sun was setting, Matthew C. Wiese ’18 was holding his breath as he waited with others at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in November [2016]. Would the weather satellite he played a part in bringing to launch be a go—or scrubbed at the last second?

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    • Christopher Li

      CoE Professor’s New Grant Supports Continued Research

      February 24, 2017

      Christopher Li, PhD, a professor in Materials Science and Engineering is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant awarded for a project entitled “Confined and Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface.”

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    • Marcellus Shale Region

      Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

      February 13, 2017

      “Methane is increasing globally, but the rate of increase for this region is much more rapid than global increases,” said Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor who studies atmospheric chemistry in Drexel’s College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, who led the study. “The rapid increase in methane is likely due to the increased production of natural gas from the region which has increased significantly over the 2012 to 2015 period. With the increased background levels of methane, the relative climate benefit of natural gas over coal for power production is reduced.”

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    • MXene Sheet

      Material Witnesses - Researchers Around the World are Delving into Drexel's 2D MXENE

      February 10, 2017

      It’s been just over five years since researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, which is, cleverly, both chemical shorthand for the material and a homonym of Maxine, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materials, suggests that even more should take up the pursuit.

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    • SEPTA

      Q+A: What’s With The Welds Wrecking Havoc on SEPTA?

      February 9, 2017

      Richard Knight, PhD, a teaching professor and associate head of Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, has an extensive background in thermal plasma processes and materials diagnostics. He was able to shed some light on the process of welding, how defects can occur and the precautions taken to identify and prevent them.

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    • Doughnuts with the Dean 1.20.17

      A Successful Doughnuts with the Dean

      February 2, 2017

      On Friday, January 20, students representing different grade levels and every engineering major attended the first Doughnuts with the Dean event of the year. The event gave students the chance to meet and interact with the new Interim Dean, Giuseppe Palmese, and enjoy a breakfast provided by the College of Engineering.

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    • Danish Dhamani

      CoE Student Develops App to Aid Public Speaking

      February 1, 2017

      So, engineers have, um, a bad rep when it, uh, comes to, well you know, public speaking. Techies aren’t known for the most scintillating of presentations and often use lots of filler words—see previous sentence. Certainly, Danish Dhamani ’17 can attest to that. “I was not a really good speaker before,” allows the 22-year-old mechanical engineering senior at Drexel University who hails from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Before, that is, Orai.

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