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All News tagged "mechanical engineering"
Drexel's Scale-Fighting Force Field Protects Air Conditioning Systems From Mineral Deposition
What Can Snakes Teach Us About Engineering Friction?
Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering who is studying snake skin to help engineers improve the design of textured surfaces, such as engine cylinder liners, prosthetic joints — and yes, maybe even footwear.
Doctoral candidate Melvin Mathew, the president of the International Graduate Student Association, discussed how the organization welcomes international Dragons to campus.
Mario Scotto Di Vetta is using his co-op opportunities to travel around the country and dig up some dirt on his future career opportunities.
The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic
Drexel's Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart
Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through a liquid. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called “microswimmers” to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.
Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership
Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.
Drexel Research Helps Bacteria-Powered Microrobots Plot a Course
A team of engineers at Drexel University recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.
Bioprinting Stem Cell 'Building Blocks'
Using a special designed extrusion printer he created to squeeze out a mixture of hydrogel and stem cells, Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, is making strides toward rapid prototyping the building blocks of life. His process, which was recently published in Biofabrication gives scientists a head start at growing living three-dimensional tissues and could one day be used to create micro-organs for research purposes.
Drexel Icarus Interstellar Sets Sights on Local Starship Congress—and Interstellar Travel