Research Centers and Institutes
A.J. Drexel Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Institute
The projects and programs in ACIN focus on the needs of the nation in the areas of defense, homeland security and public protection. The key goal of the Institute is to enable rapid transition of basic research into practical technology and its deployment and commercialization.
A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI)
The A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI) was established in January 2003 to coordinate interdisciplinary research, education and outreach, and strategic partnerships in nanotechnology for all of Drexel University.
For more information, visit the DNI website.
A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute (DPI)
The Drexel Plasma Institute was formed in 2002 to stimulate and coordinate research projects related to plasma and other modern high energy engineering techniques. The DPI is an active multidisciplinary organization involving 23 faculty members from six engineering departments working in close collaboration with School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Professions.
For more information, visit the DPI website.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners' Nanotechnology Institute
The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 25 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.
For more information, visit the BFTP website.
Center for Electric Power Engineering
The mission of the Center for Electric Power Engineering is to advance and apply scientific and engineering knowledge associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, use, and conservation of electric power. At the same time, the CEPE supports the instructional program of Drexel University in academic areas associated with electric power. In pursuing these goals, the CEPE works with electric utilities, state and federal agencies, private industries, nonprofit organizations and other universities on a wide spectrum of projects.
For more information, visit the CEPE website.
Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials (CPPM)
The Center for the Plasma Processing of Materials works toward advancing the technical knowledge-base in thermal spray and plasma processing of materials, and transferring the knowledge gain to industry.
For more information, visit the CPPM website.
Center for Telecommunications and Information Networking
The Center for Telecommunications and Information Networking is a research division of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. The faculty and students of the center conduct state of the art research in wired and wireless telecommunications and networking.
For more information, visit the ECE website.
Centralized Research Facilities (CRF)
The Centralized Research Facilities coordinate maintenance and use of high-end research instruments that are not readily available to a single research group. A major focus of the CRF is to train and educate students and researchers on how to employ cutting edge research instruments. The CRF includes state-of-the-art modern analytical and imaging labs in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center and a Micro Fabrication lab in the LeBow Building. CRF provides access to advanced equipment for electron microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, elemental analysis, x-ray diffraction, nanoindentation and micro fabrication and is available to Drexel students, Drexel researchers, researchers from other universities, and government and industrial laboratories.
For more information, please visit the CRF website.