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MXenes

Controlling What Goes on 'Between the Sheets' is Key to Optimizing MXenes' Abilities

New research from the College of Engineering shows how to customize the properties of materials called MXenes, which have displayed exceptional abilities to conduct electricity and block electromagnetic radiation.

 

Maps of resting-state electrical brain activity, shown as a top view of the head.

What Makes Some People Creative Thinkers and Others Analytical?

A new brain-imaging study from Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab reveals that the different "cognitive styles" of creative and analytical thinkers are due to fundamental differences in their brain activity that can be observed even when people are not working on a problem.
Justus Martin Stillman College

A Tale of Two Colleges: Drexel and Stillman Act on Memorandum of Understanding

Drexel University and Stillman College, a historically black university based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2018 which created unique opportunities for students from both schools — and expansion plans are already underway.
Students in the IRL will work with the latest technology including AR/VR-optimized computers, headsets, motion capture systems, immersive cameras, motion platforms and holographic displays.

Getting Real — Drexel Opens Lab to Study Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality Technology

A new lab, opening in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, will put students and researchers in the middle of the latest visual technology. Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab is dedicated to the study and development of new virtual and augmented reality technologies and immersive media, in a space designed to allow collaboration with researchers from across the University.
shower head

Drexel and Arizona State Researchers Look at Risk of Infection From Water in the Air at Home

Researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University have developed a more detailed framework for understanding and managing the risk of transmitting a bacterial disease via water spray from sinks, showers and toilets. As continuous testing of indoor water is not always feasible, the guidelines can help to identify water use situations that could increase the risk of exposure.
playing cards

'Rippling' Under Pressure — From Playing Cards to Tectonic Plates, This is What Happens When Layered Materials are Pushed to the Brink

Looking deeper into the internal behavior of layered solids and formations— from graphene sheets, to wood laminates, to geological formations — researchers at Drexel University are gaining a better understanding of a buckling phenomenon that occurs within the layers of the materials as they are put under pressure.
A group of students, teachers and family members pose for pictures at the Dec. 8 event at Drexel's ExCITe Center.

West Philadelphia Kids Become Philly Scientists With Drexel Biodiversity Project

A project led by the School of Education helped children from schools in Mantua, Powelton and West Philadelphia learn more about the biodiversity of their neighborhoods.
Nanoscale cell coating

Biomedical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Tissue Scarring

Lin Han, PhD, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study fibrous tissues at the nanoscale, advancing the treatment and understanding of cartilage diseases.
"Nano Lord Voldemort" by Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University.

The Drexel Collection’s New Exhibit Highlights Art at the Nanoscale

Beautiful images of materials photographed at the microscopic level will be displayed in The Drexel Collection's new NanoArtography exhibit, which opens Dec. 14.
Drexel Blockchain

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drexel Blockchain

Drexel students may not know much about the one-month-old club — or even that it exists — but here are some interesting facts that may make it hard not to attend the next general assembly meeting.

 



capacitors

Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Three young girls at a workshop

Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents

As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.

ic@3401

ic@3401 is Here to Help Drexel Faculty and Staff Launch the Startups of Their Dreams

ic@3401, a startup incubator conveniently located on Drexel University’s University City Campus, is a valuable resource for Drexel faculty, postdocs and graduate students with entrepreneurial endeavors related to their research.