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Water-Free Way to Make MXenes Could Mean New Uses for the Promising Nanomaterials

Drexel University researchers have discovered a different way to make the atom-thin material that presents a number of new opportunities for using it. The new discovery removes water from the MXene-making process, which means the materials can be used in applications in which water is a contaminant or hampers performance, such as battery electrodes and next-generation solar cells.
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Making More MXene — Researchers Unveil a Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials

For more than a decade, two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, have been touted as the key to making better microchips, batteries, antennas and many other devices. But a significant challenge of using these atom-thin building materials for the technology of the future is ensuring that they can be produced in bulk quantities without losing their quality. For one of the most promising new types of 2D nanomaterials, MXenes, that’s no longer a problem. Researchers at Drexel University and the Materials Research Center in Ukraine have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties.

As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.

Drexel Sends Co-op Students Off in Style

As part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its cooperative education program this academic year, Drexel University hosted the inaugural University-wide Co-op Send-off celebration.
Kristen Furlong spent her first year at Drexel University as an undeclared student through the Goodwin College of Professional Studies’ First-Year Exploratory Studies (FYE) program, which provides undecided students with the opportunity to explore their academic interests and options before selecting a major.

Major-switcher Memoirs: The Growing Support Systems for Undeclared Students at Drexel

Over the last five years, Drexel University has ushered in more than 1,500 undeclared students, and because of the support systems in place, they leave more confident and prepared Dragons.
At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.

10 Things Your Fellow Dragons Want You to Know About Working in Big Tech

At a panel on Feb. 12 sponsored by the Steinbright Career Development Center and the College of Engineering, four students and one alumna discussed how they landed co-ops or jobs at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google and what it was like to work there.
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Blasting 'Forever' Chemicals Out of the Water with a Blast of Cold Plasma

Researchers from Drexel University have found a way to destroy stubbornly resilient toxic compounds, ominously dubbed “forever chemicals,” that have contaminated the drinking water of millions across the United States.

The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty — like two Drexel professors who were awarded fellows of the National Academies of Inventors.
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Suffocating Ozone — Policies That Stem Emission of Precursor Chemicals Save Lives and Crops

An international team of environmental and atmospheric scientists have pinpointed the chemical emissions that contribute the most to the harmful air quality conditions that are choking more and more cities and causing health problems and reducing agricultural production across the United States. The findings suggest that targeted policies could be more effective in limiting the formation of ground-level ozone, like smog, which contributes to tens of thousands of respiratory related deaths and nearly a billion dollars of crop loss each year.
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Taking an X-Ray of an Atomic Bond

A group of researchers led by Drexel University has demonstrated a method that allows scientists to experimentally measure how the chemical bonds of materials are altered when two different materials are linked together. This method provides an atomic layer-by-layer look at the materials’ electron configuration, which is the source of traits like conductivity and magnetism.

The Rectorate building of the Politechnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy Giuliana Iannaccone.

Drexel University President Selected for Fulbright Award to Italy

As a Fulbright Specialist, President John Fry will share his expertise in university leadership and urban redevelopment at the Politecnico di Milano this summer.
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Teams of Microbes Are at Work in Our Bodies. Drexel Researchers Have Figured Out What They’re up to.

An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now being harnessed for a better cause. A group of Drexel University researchers are using its pattern-recognition ability to identify microbial communities in the body by sifting through volumes of genetic code. Their method could speed the development of medical treatments for microbiota-linked ailments like Crohn’s disease.