In the Media

As respected experts in their fields, College of Engineering faculty members often serve as resources for journalists on a wide range of topics. Whether it is cybersecurity, nanomaterials, the spread of COVID-19, or our crumbling infrastructure, Drexel faculty provide expertise, analysis and commentary. Contact Britt Faulstick in media relations (bef29@drexel.edu) for help identifying a faculty expert.

Here are some of their recent media appearances.

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  • Space is closer than you think: What it means to be in orbit
    CNET (9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
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  • Flooding after Ida brings new focus on Philadelphia's aging infrastructure
    WPVI-TV 6ABC (9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Climate change is straining Philly’s 19th-century sewage system. Ida was a ‘wake-up call.’
    Philadelphia Inquirer (9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Contractor for fallen Surfside condo later lost license amid fraud, negligence claims
    Miami Herald (9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Ida’s N.J. death toll rises to 27, among deadliest in state history
    NJ.com (9/4/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • The Radioactive Diamond Battery That Will Run For 28,000 Years
    Popular Mechanics (9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Flexible MXene coatings stay put on any surface
    Chemical & Engineering News (8/27/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Feds’ video shows ‘astronomical’ corrosion, crowded rebar in Champlain Towers debris
    Miami Herald (8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
  • Behind the Florida Condo Collapse: Rampant Corner-Cutting
    The Wall Street Journal (8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Anatomy of a collapse
    Miami Herald (8/8/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Delta variant’s outdoor transmission is still unclear. Here’s how Philly experts are thinking about COVID-19 risk.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (8/3/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • How the Infrastructure Bill Would Impact Train Travel in and Around Philly
    NBC-10 (8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Joseph Martin, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Philly schools will be open 5 days a week come fall — with masks for all and COVID-19 testing
    Philadelphia Inquirer (7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Orbits explained: Space is surprisingly close, but it's really hard to stay there
    CNET (7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
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  • Philly schools are spending $4.5 million on air purifiers to curb COVID-19. They won’t help much, experts say.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Far From Florida, Mayors Fear Prospect of a Collapse in Their Own Cities
    The New York Times (7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Before role in Surfside condo that fell, engineer had hand in another building mess
    Miami Herald (7/17/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • How to stay cool during a heat wave in a home without air conditioning — and when to leave
    The Washington Post (7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Jin Wen, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Slab that failed at fallen Champlain Tower had been a problem for 25 years, records show
    The Miami Herald (7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, PhD, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Did Surfside building official mishandle engineer’s report on doomed condo? Experts think so
    The Miami Herald (7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Two Miami-Area Condo Buildings Were Almost Twins; One Collapsed
    The Wall Street Journal (7/4/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Search and rescue pauses 'temporarily' pending demolition of remaining portion Florida condo
    USA Today (7/4/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Engineers evaluate demolition options to prevent 'mess of immense proportion' in Surfside
    USA Today (7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abi Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Drexel structural engineer on the Florida condo collapse investigation
    KYW NewsRadio (7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Can Indoor Plants Actually Affect Your Home's Oxygen?
    Health Digest (6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • From cracked slabs to offshore blast: What probe into Surfside condo collapse might look at
    Miami Herald (6/26/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Florida building collapse: As search & rescue effort continues, expert weighs in on possible cause
    6ABC (6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Experts say collapse could have several possible causes.
    The New York Times (6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Camden’s flooding problem is daunting today. As sea levels rise and precipitation increases, it’s only going to get worse
    Grid Philly (6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • A decade of discovery: A review of MXenes, the family of 2D transition metal carbides and nitrides
    American Ceramics Society (6/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Crumbling ceilings pose danger in Center City parking garage; L&I working on repairs
    KYW Newsradio (6/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Abieyuwa Aghayere, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • As COVID-19 vaccines lead to reopening, these experts share what they feel comfortable doing
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Philly’s air pollution soars in summer. This neighborhood has the worst of it.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/24/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Shannon Capps, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Cleaning indoor air may prevent COVID-19’s spread. But it’s harder than it looks
    Science News (5/18/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Outdoor recreation remains popular and can help provide a big health boost
    Philly Voice (5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Nephra Bio licenses nanomaterial technology from Drexel to improve dialysis
    Tech Transfer Central (5/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Should we mostly ditch outdoor masking at this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic?
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/30/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • After a year of pandemic, wearing masks outdoors is up for debate
    The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/22/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Did Derek Chauvin have his hand in his pocket as he restrained George Floyd?
    PolitiFact (4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Matthew Stamm, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Drexel University joins national coalition to combat climate change
    Philly Voice (4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • What's Included in Biden's New $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan?
    WCAU-TV (3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Ivan Bartoli, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Universities should transform their methodology
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa) (3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Kapil R. Dandekar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Super-slippery 2D material could be ideal lubricant for planetary rovers
    Chemistry World (3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yuri Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Fighting Osteoarthritis with Nanotechnology
    Nano Matters Podcast (3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Michele Marcolongo, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • The Dangers of Deep-Fakes
    WCAU-TV (3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Matthew Stamm, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Behind the Forecast: The salty situation wrecking roads
    WAVE-TV (NBC – Louisville, Kentucky) (3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yaghoob Farnam, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • We are over-cleaning in response to covid-19
    Washington Post (3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Imperfect nanodiamond offers ultrasensitive sensing
    Materials Today (3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • COVID-19 Is Airborne. So Why Doesn’t Hawaii Have Pandemic Air Quality Standards?
    Honolulu Civil Bea (3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    L. James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • FAA considers stepped up inspections of fan blades after Denver engine failure incident
    The Washington Post (3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Antonios Kontsos, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
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  • Researchers develop genetic tool to detect mutated forms of Covid-19
    Press Trust of India (3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Gail Rosen, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Do houseplants really improve air quality?
    The Guardian (2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Public bathrooms are risky during the pandemic. These safety tips can help.
    Star Telegram (2/23/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Ultrathin spray-applied 5G antennas may benefit wearables, IoT
    Smart 2.0 (2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Coronavirus News Roundup: September 19–September 25
    Scientific American (2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • 4 reasons you shouldn’t trash your neck gaiter based on the new mask study
    ScienceNews (2/3/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Next-generation shielding may absorb electromagnetic interference rather than reflect it
    Power Electronic Tips (2/2/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Outdoor Heaters Seem Like a Huge Waste. Are They Really?
    New York Times (1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Jin Wen, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Masks May Reduce Viral Dose, Some Experts Say
    New York Times (1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Can air filtration stop coronavirus at a Trump rally in Phoenix? Experts doubt it.
    NBC News (1/2/2021 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • As experts argue about coronavirus face-coverings, here's what you should know
    Mic.com (12/24/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Imperfect nanodiamond offers ultrasensitive sensing
    Materials Today (12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • A mask selfie could be part of your next Uber ride
    Philadelphia Inquirer (12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • How to make your trip safer on SEPTA, bike shares, Uber, car rentals, and more
    Philadelphia Inquirer (12/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Wells Fargo Center gets high health-safety rating, raising hopes fans can attend Flyers, Sixers games this season
    Philadelphia Inquirer (11/30/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel needs your help to find and control spotted lanternflies
    Philadelphia Inquirer (11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Maureen Tang, Antonios Kontsos, Chemical and Biological Engineering
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  • How to boost your WiFi performance when everyone’s at home
    Philadelphia Inquirer (11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Kapil Dandekar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Public bathrooms are risky during the pandemic. These safety tips can help.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Airborne coronavirus transmission raises new questions and worries
    Philadelphia Inquirer (10/9/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Wiping surfaces is fine for coronavirus, but the main risk is through the air. How to tell if your ventilation is OK.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (10/5/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Teaching music over Zoom is hard, but Drexel app makes it easier for Philly high school students
    Philadelphia Inquirer (10/5/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Youngmoo Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • What to expect over the next six months of pandemic life, according to Philly experts
    Philadelphia Inquirer (9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Make this DIY air filter to (possibly) reduce your indoor exposure to coronavirus
    Philadelphia Inquirer (9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Eating out during the pandemic is a dilemma. Outdoor dining appears to be the most safe.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • There’s more to COVID safety than 6 feet of social distance. Here’s what else to consider.
    Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Can Heaters Spread COVID-19?
    HuffPost (9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Orbits explained: It's hard to get into space -- but great once you're there
    CNET (9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Ajmal Yousuff, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
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  • COVID-19 Is Airborne. So Why Doesn’t Hawaii Have Pandemic Air Quality Standards?
    Honolulu Civil Beat (9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Virus Turns Up The Virtual Volume in AEC Sector Education
    Engineering News-Record (9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Christine Fiori, Engineering Leadership and Society
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  • Tesla's silicon batteries likely to run into challenges, experts say
    Business Insider (9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • 150 years of spills: Philadelphia refinery cleanup highlights toxic legacy of fossil fuels
    Business Insider (9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • 4 ways to know if you're in a well-ventilated space, reducing the risk of spreading or contracting the coronavirus
    Business Insider (9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    James Lo, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • Meet the MXene-Coated “Faraday” Fabric Capable of Blocking EMI in Wearable Devices
    All About Circuts (8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Kapil Dandekar, Gary Friedman, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Racism left Hunting Park overheated. Neighbors are making a cooler future
    WHYY (8/13/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • This Drexel professor’s free app allows choir members to create music together, remotely
    Technically Philly (8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Youngmoo Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Why this founder is building his cybersecurity startup in Philly
    Technically (8/12/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    N/A, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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  • Fabric blocks electromagnetic waves
    Specialty Fabrics Review (7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Q+A: WHAT IS THE PANDEMIC TEACHING US ABOUT CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE?
    Drexel News Blog (7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Franco Montalto, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • MXene antennas; recycling Li-ion batteries; mid infrared sensing.
    Semiconductor Engineering (7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • NBC-10 News
    NBC-10 News (7/19/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Matthew Stamm, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Segment: The Future of Transportation
    Radio Times (7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Christopher Sales, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
  • Quite Interesting (BBC Game Show)
    BBC's "Quite Interesting" (7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Michael Waring, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
  • How to Be Safe Indoors During Coronavirus: Ventilation Pros Share Their Expertise
    Cheddar Inc (7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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  • 2021 ACS National Award winners—Part II
    Chemical & Engineering News (7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Energy-storing walls made from ordinary red bricks
    Chemical & Engineering News (7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Vibha Kalra, Chemical and Biological Engineering
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  • Electrode could enable electric cars that charge in minutes
    Chemical & Engineering News (6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • Get to Know ACS Nano's Yury Gogotsi
    ACS Axial (6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Yury Gogotsi, Materials Science & Engineering
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  • CDC reverses on virus' spread
    Washington Post (6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM)
    Charles Haas, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
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