Research and Design

Research and Design

The College of Engineering prides itself on building a research agenda that addresses society’s most pressing challenges. Faculty and students are on a journey of continual discovery that results in inspired, multi-disciplinary research in many of the most transformative areas of engineering. Because of our location, we are surrounded by numerous academic and corporate institutions, uniquely positioning the College to address the needs of the city, region and beyond.

The College of Engineering educates through innovative research, using current technologies and a focus on critical societal challenges.  Unlike other institutions, our curriculum provides immediate research opportunities for the undergraduate student in our Freshmen Design program. This focus on research continues through to the senior year, culminating with Senior Design projects and competition, overseen by faculty and graduate students.

PhD students focus on many pertinent engineering topics, fusing theory with practical solutions in a diverse environment. Under the guidance of scholarly faculty, students become agents of new knowledge.

Research Areas

Faculty and Research-Overview
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Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

A group of researchers from the College of Engineering recently reported a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene.

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CoE Prof Creates Curating Software for Drone Images

A team is developing a software tool that allows non-specialists to expertly analyze drone images of buildings, crops, bridges, storm-damaged resorts, and everything in between.

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Small Garden, Big Answers for PhD Candidate

PhD candidate Leena Shevade’s research aims to maximize the management of urban stormwater, a pressing concern in cities where impervious surfaces can lead to massive flooding.

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Stamm Lab Tackles Info Forensics

Dr. Matthew Stamm conducts research in the growing field of information forensics, seeking to determine when images are real, and more importantly, when they are not.

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Research Quick Facts

17
NSF Graduate Research Fellows (2012-17)
45
Patents issued to Drexel University in 2017
20,000,000
Annual research expenditures