For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Research

A sensor in an orange box buried in the vast Antarctica snow with a solar sensor on a post next to it

Long Thought Silent Because of Ice, Study Shows East Antarctica Seismically Active

Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year.
Mario the Magnificent giving a thumbs up to a little kid who's waving

Eagles Autism Challenge Raised $2.5 Million to Benefit Autism Research at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

The Philadelphia Eagles' inaugural ride, run and walk raised $2.5 million for autism research that will be done by a trio of beneficiaries that includes the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
A child being held by a mother and looking over her shoulder.

Trauma from Parents' Youth Linked to Poorer Health, Asthma in Their Own Children

A Drexel University study found that for each type of adverse childhood experience a parent went through, their children had 19 percent higher odds of poorer health.
A person looking at a brain image on a monitor while someone else is helped into an MRI in the background.

New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics - Study

A new study out of Drexel University showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student's brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.
Nick Barber

Drexel Student Finds Perfect Fit for Volcano Research Through Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Nicholas Barber, a geoscience student from the College of Arts and Sciences, has become the second Drexel student to be awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, making his PhD program at the University of Cambridge cost-free.
A baby laying in an incubator

More Frequent Checks Control MRSA in Newborns, But Can Hospitals Afford Them?

Checking more often on newborns in the NICU provided positive results for preventing MRSA transmission, but hospitals must balance the high costs, a new study found.
Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award.

Improving Biomaterials, Repairing Injuries

Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, has received a National Science Foundation's (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award to develop a new technology that will better control the modification of biomaterials.
A pilot study subject wears a wireless fNIRS headband while researchers on the ground measure his cognitive workload. (Credit: ISAE-SUPAERO)

Reading the Minds of Pilots on the Fly

New research from Drexel biomedical engineers paves the way to improve the safety and efficiency of aircraft-pilot interactions.
snake skin

What Can Snakes Teach Us About Engineering Friction?

If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction in the rain, just ask a snake. That’s the theory driving the research of

Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering who is studying snake skin to help engineers improve the design of textured surfaces, such as engine cylinder liners, prosthetic joints — and yes, maybe even footwear.

MXene soft assembly

A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

Recently published research from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, shows a new technique for manipulating two-dimensional materials that allows them to be shaped into films of a practically usable thickness, while maintaining the properties that make them exceptional candidates for use in supercapacitor electrodes. 

 
A fruit fly standing on a plant's leaf.

Restoring Epigenetic Balance Reinstates Memory in Flies With Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

A study from Drexel University showed that restoring a balance between two epigenetic regulator enzymes restored learning and memory function in flies that displayed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
28th Annual Cooperative Education Awards

Drexel’s Co-op Tradition Shines at 28th Annual Cooperative Education Awards

Co-op and University luminaries gathered once again this year to recognize recipients for the Faculty/Staff and Employer of the Year Awards, as well as student award winners.