Engineering Alumni Represented in Drexel “40 Under 40”

Six Drexel Engineering alumni are featured in Drexel Magazine’s annual “40 Under 40” compendium. The list highlights young alumni for their talent, ingenuity, resilience and overall accomplishments.

Headshots of six alumni with title 40 Under 40

The noteworthy engineers are:

  • Babak Anasori, PhD materials science and engineering ’14, a researcher at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and the discoverer of a new subfamily of MXenes that could revolutionize energy storage.
  • Danish Dhamani, BS mechanical engineering ’17, the viral presenter of a TED Talk on public speaking and co-founder of an app that uses artificial intelligence to coach users in oratory presentation.
  • Abrar Hashmi, BS electrical and computer engineering ’07, the founder of an international, multi-million-dollar consulting company that helps organizations streamline problem solving and product delivery.
  • Kelsey Hatzell, PhD material science and engineering ’15, an NSF CAREER award recipient, leader in battery research and assistant professor in Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
  • Ross Staszak, BS electrical engineering ’10, who manages an innovative customer solutions hub for Comcast and whose student-run business DrexelDrinks inspired an experiential learning class that became the Close School’s popular “Launch It” entrepreneurship class.
  • Patrick Williams, BS civil engineering ’04, a regional leader at Urban Engineers who is overseeing an $80 million regional project to create a shared maintenance facility hub for Dallas Area Rapid Transit and other transit authorities.

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