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Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

A team of researchers from Drexel University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Tsinghua University recently discovered a way to improve the recipe and make the resulting materials bigger and better and soaking up energy — the secret? Just add salt. 

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Dressed to Kill: Tailoring a Suit For Tumor-Penetrating Cancer Meds

Drexel researchers have discovered a new strategy for squeezing drugs into dense tumors. 

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Drexel Brings National Network for Advanced Functional Fabrics Manufacturing to Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health. 

Drexel faculty (from left) Longjian Liu, Carol Collier and Franco Montalto were among the eight participants who traveled to Paris, France to represent Drexel at the 2015 COP21 conference.

Drexel Talks Climate Change

Drexel’s participation in the annual United Nations Conference on Climate Change in December empowered eight Drexel faculty, staff and students. Each came away with a different, rewarding experience that they’ll share at a public event next month.

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Drexel Materials Scientists Roll Out New Method For Making The Invisible Brushes That Repel Dirt

Drexel researchers have reported on a new method for producing the polymer "nanobrush" coating that is used to prevent ships from corroding, glasses from smudging and artificial joint replacements from locking up. The procedure, which involves growing two-dimensional sheets of polymer nano crystals, is more efficient and controllable than current methods — according to the researchers, it's like making a lawn by putting down sod, rather than planting grass and hoping it grows.  

From left to right: Rob Jackson, Facility Supervisor at the Wright Recreation Center; Lawrence Souder, Director of Drexel Edits and host of "Good Morning, Neighbors"; and Nick Surgent, an undergraduate at Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and one of several Drexel Community Scholars

WKDU Greets Local Nonprofits With 'Good Morning, Neighbors'

Student-run radio station WKDU, center for the support of nonprofit communications Drexel Edits and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement come together to welcome local nonprofit organizations with “Good Morning, Neighbors,” a series of biweekly radio interviews.
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Drexel Research Helps Bacteria-Powered Microrobots Plot a Course

A team of engineers at Drexel University recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

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Down the Drain: Here's Why We Should Use Rainwater to Flush Toilets

If you live in one of four major U.S. cities chances are you’re letting the benefits of a ubiquitous natural resource go right down the drain — when it could be used to cut down your water bill. Research by a team of Drexel University environmental engineers indicates that it rains enough in Philadelphia, New York, Seattle and Chicago that if homeowners had a way to collect and store the rain falling on their roofs, they could flush their toilets often without having to use a drop of municipal water.
2016 Provost Fellows:  Cameron Abrams,  Ulrike Altenm├╝ller-Lewis, Bret Asbury, Aroutis Foster, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Silverman and Mitra Taheri

Meet Seven Faculty Helping to Run the University This Year

The Provost Fellows program is back and bigger than before with seven fellows selected this year to assist with a packed agenda of University initiatives.

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Research Reveals Carbon Films Can Give Microchips Energy Storage Capability

After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice Simon, PhD, of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.

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The Future of Medicine Could Be Found In This Tiny Crystal Ball

A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.

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Drexel and Penn Create Free Online Course With Opera Philadelphia

In its ongoing mission to broaden its audience and bolster its patrons’ enjoyment, Opera Philadelphia is rolling out an online course in the lead-up to its next major production. Experts from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania created the framework and curriculum as a primer for Opera Philadelphia’s east coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s Cold Mountain, which opens on Feb. 5 at the Academy of Music.