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
Conversations: Eisenstein on 5G image

Conversations: Eisenstein on 5G

Want to know what 5G is and how it will impact your life? ECE’s Dr. Bruce Eisenstein explains all.

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Gogotsi Co-Edits The First Book On MXenes

Gogotsi and Anasori recruited a team of experts and co-edited the first book on MXenes since the material discovery eight years ago.

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Conversations: DeCarlo on Philly Air Quality

CAEE’s Associate Professor Dr. Peter DeCarlo discusses Philadelphia’s air quality and issues surrounding urban air the world over.

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PhD Candidate Simge Uzun Develops Conductive Yarns for Smart Textiles image

PhD Candidate Simge Uzun Develops Conductive Yarns for Smart Textiles

Doctoral candidate Uzun demonstrates that MXenes can be knitted into yarns, washed, scaled, and processed for manufacturing smart textiles.

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Conversations: Eisenstein on 5G image
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Conversations: DeCarlo on Philly Air Quality image
PhD Candidate Simge Uzun Develops Conductive Yarns for Smart Textiles image

Research Quick Facts

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