For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

tags

All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Public Bathrooms Are Risky During the Pandemic. These Safety Tips Can Help.

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 24 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the risk of COVID-19 transmission in a public bathroom.

Clearing the air

Michael Waring, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 22 Chemistry World story about technology for cleaning indoor air.

Boeing and Airbus Study How Coronavirus Behaves During Air Travel

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 26 Wall Street Journal story about how the risk of airborne transmission of the coronavirus could affect the airline industry. The story was picked up by FOX Business and MSN Money.

6 Feet Away Isn't Enough. Covid-19 Risk Involves Other Dimensions, Too

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 22 Vox story about why the "6-foot rule" doesn't eliminate risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors. Haas' quote was also cited in a May 24 Vox story about more than 100 worshipers contracting the virus at a single church service in Germany. 

COVID-19 Reveals a Path Forward on Climate Change

Richardson Dilworth, PhD; Scott Knowles, PhD; and Mimi Sheller, PhD, professors in the College of Arts & Sciences; and Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, co-authored a post for American Scientist's "Macroscope" blog on May 12 about how the pandemic might be showing us a path toward stemming climate change. 

‘Outlaw’ Pa. Businesses Make Coronavirus Masks Without State Approval

Genevieve Dion, a professor in Westphal Colllege of Media Arts & Design and director of Drexel’s Center for Functional Fabrics, was mentioned in an April 8 WHYY.org story about textile manufacturers throughout the state transitioning their operations to make face masks and personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus PPE: Drexel University Engineers Creating Hundreds of 3D-Printed Face Shields for Hospitals

Michele Marcolongo, PhD, a professor and head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in April 1 WPVI-TV (6-abc) and KYW-TV (CBS-3) stories about her work with Amy Throckmorton, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, to 3D print headbands to make face shields for medical workers. The stories were picked up by affiliates and outlets across the country, including Yahoo! News.

‘MXene’mum Production—Two Improvements in MXene Processing

Research projects by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering; and Michel Barsoum, PhD, Distinguished professor in the College, on how to scale up production of MXene materials and produce them without using water, respectively, were featured in a March 20 American Ceramic Society blog post.

Do Plants Actually Clean the Air? Yes – But You’ll Need A Lot of Them

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted and Bryan Cummings, a doctoral candidate in the College, was mentioned in a Feb. 28 Los Angeles Times story about their analysis showing that houseplants do not contribute to cleaner indoor air.

Researchers Blast ‘Forever Chemicals’ Into Oblivion With Plasma

Research by Christopher Sales, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, and Alexander Fridman, PhD, director of the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute and Nyheim Chair professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Feb. 24 Grist story about the widespread contamination of drinking water by the chemical PFAS, which was used in non-stick pans, waterproofing and fire-fighting foam. Sales was quoted in the story.

What Contamination Lurks on — and Under — Shuttered South Philly Refinery

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the environmental remediation that will be necessary to minimize health risk associated with the pollution from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site in South Philadelphia over many years.

Do Houseplants Really Clean the Air? Yes — But There's One Thing You Should Know

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, andBryan Cummings, a doctoral student in the College, showing that houseplants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality, was featured in a Feb. 7 Inverse story.