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
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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Nanomaterials Institute Has a Shiny New Home image

Nanomaterials Institute Has a Shiny New Home

The new home of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute will provide a world-class research and collaborative partnerships base for work on novel materials.

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CoE Faculty Members Honored for Scholarship by Drexel University image

CoE Faculty Members Honored for Scholarship by Drexel University

CoE faculty win six Drexel University awards this spring.

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Desalination Research Takes the Fore in Pomerantseva Lab image

Desalination Research Takes the Fore in Pomerantseva Lab

Desalination research at CoE thrives on a new materials “recipe” and electrochemistry to remove sodium ions from salt or brackish water.

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PhD Candidate Simge Uzun Develops Conductive Yarns for Smart Textiles image
Nanomaterials Institute Has a Shiny New Home image
CoE Faculty Members Honored for Scholarship by Drexel University image
Desalination Research Takes the Fore in Pomerantseva Lab 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