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Pictured left to right: President John A. Fry, Dean Joe Hughes, Alexander Fridman, Christel Nyheim and John Nyheim.

A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute Renamed the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute

Thanks to a generous donation from John and Christel Nyheim, the A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute is now known as the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute.
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Building Drones to Dance – David Parsons’ Choreography Brings Human and Robot Inspired Dynamics to Philadelphia

The Federal Aviation Administration has counted nearly 325,000 registered drone operators as of Feb. 8, 2016 – although this number represents only a fraction of the unmanned aerial vehicles currently at the fingertips of humans. According to the FAA, the average drone operator owns one and a half drones, putting the number of flying robots closer to half a million…but how many of these drones will dance? 

Steve Kaspryzk '05, third from right, is the latest Drexel Dragon to compete in multiple Olympics and Paralympics.

A Celebrated History of Drexel Olympians and Paralympians

A Drexel alum is currently in Rio for his second Summer Olympics, thus becoming the most recent in a line of Drexel Dragons who have repeatedly competed in the Olympic and Paralympic games.    
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Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunlight spectrum with a conversion efficiency that is above its theoretical maximum — a value called the Shockley-Queisser limit. This finding, which could lead to more power-efficient solar cells, was seeded in a near-half-century old discovery by Russian physicist Vladimir M. Fridkin, PhD, a visiting professor of physics at Drexel University, who is also known as one of the innovators behind the photocopier. 
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Drexel's Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart

Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through a liquid. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called “microswimmers” to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus – July

Even with the heat waves and scorching temperatures, a lot has been accomplished and changed at Drexel over the past month. Take a look at what’s been heard around campus (hopefully, with an iced drink on your desk) and catch up on all the happenings at Drexel.
The Top 100 list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Drexel in the Top 50 of Worldwide List for Patents

Drexel was named 49th on a list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, placing amidst some of the biggest names in innovation.
Drexel students mingle at this year's Graduate Student Day.

Graduate Student Day Honors Research, Dissertations and Promise

Master’s and doctoral students were recognized at Graduate Student Day for their accomplishments throughout the year.
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Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership

Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.

 

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Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant

Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles’ Heel, like so many materials’, is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Oxidation is the chemical reaction commonly known as corrosion or rusting — it can signal the end for a material’s structural integrity. But researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures keeps it one step ahead of nature’s slow march toward high- temperature chemical degradation.  

This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz.

Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016

Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.
Celebrating Drexel Authors

Celebrating All Drexel Authors

For the fourth year, the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries highlighted the work of Drexel’s authors and editors. This year, for the first time, published students were honored along with faculty and staff.