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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Orbits Explained: Space Is Surprisingly Close, but It's Really Hard To Stay There

Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 21 CNET story about the difference between the space visits Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos made this month and sending something into orbit. 

Far From Florida, Mayors Fear Prospect of a Collapse in Their Own Cities

Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 20 New York Times story about other cities around the country stepping up building inspection efforts in the aftermath of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Florida.

Before Role in Surfside Condo That Fell, Engineer Had Hand in Another Building Mess

Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 17 Miami Herald story about new details that surfaced about the structural engineer who inspected Champlain Towers upon its completion in 1980. The story was picked up via the McClatchy News Service, by a number of outlets across the country, including Yahoo! News and MSN News.

Philadelphia District Officials To Meet With Air Quality Specialist Over New Purifiers

Michael Waring, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a July 16 Chalkbeat Philadelphia story after he raised concerns about new air purifiers that the Philadelphia School District plans to use in classrooms this fall. The story was picked up by WHYY on July 17.

How To Stay Cool During a Heat Wave In a Home Without Air Conditioning — and When To Leave

Jin Wen, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 16 Washington Post story about how to stay cool in the summer with out air conditioning.

Drexel Structural Engineer on the Florida Condo Collapse Investigation

Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed on the July 1 edition of KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM)'s "In Depth" podcast about the possible causes of a tragic condo collapse in Florida.

Tall Buildings Rarely Just Collapse. Could It Happen Near Tampa Bay?

Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in June 25 WPVI-TV (6-abc) and Tampa Bay Times stories about the catastrophic collapse of a condo near Miami.

A Search for Survivors and Answers: How Could the Condo Near Miami Have Collapsed?

Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a number of stories about the catastrophic collapse of a condo building in Florida last week, including a June 25 New York Times piece and two June 26 Miami Herald stories, one about possible causes of the collapse and one about the federal agency investigating it. He was also interviewed in a June 25 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the collapse and quoted in a June 26 Associated Press story about theories around the collapse and a June 27 Associated Press story about reports of structural problems in the building from 2018 — both stories were picked up by hundreds of outlets across the country, including the Los Angeles TimesCNN online and ABC News online.

A Decade of Discovery: A Review of MXenes, the Family of 2D Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides

The American Ceramic Society’s news blog featured the history of MXene research in a June 15 post based on a recently published review paper by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and Armin Vahid Mohammadi, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College. 

Drexel University Spinout Raises $4M for Voltage-Activated Heart Imaging Drug

Heart imaging technology, called Electrast, developed by researchers from the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, was featured in a May 26 Philadelphia Business Journal story after the company that licensed it received new funding to continue commercializing it.

Cleaning Indoor Air May Prevent COVID-19’s Spread, but It’s Harder Than It Looks

Science News story about the role of air filtration in preventing COVID-19 transmission indoors, that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was picked up by the Anchorage Press (Alaska) and CleveScene (Cleveland, Ohio) on May 21.

Cleaning Indoor Air May Prevent COVID-19’s Spread. But It’s Harder Than It Looks

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 18 Science News story about the challenges of using ventilation and filtration to prevent COVID-19 transmission indoors.