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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Septa and the Future of Public Transit

Christopher Sales, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was a guest on the Feb. 26 edition of WHYY-Radio's "Radio Times," in a segment about the future of public transportation. Sales is leading a research collaboration between Drexel and SEPTA.

150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

A Feb. 16 Reuters story about cleanup efforts at the former site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, that quoted Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was picked up by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 25. 

Flight Emergency Over Denver Highlights Pattern of Failed Engines and Flying Projectiles

Antonios Kontsos, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 22 Washington Post story about the FAA inspecting Boeing 777 fan blade failures in light of an engine explosion on a United Air flights that littered debris across the Denver area.

Fabric With Mxene Can Block Electromagnetic Waves

Research by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and Genevieve Dion, a professor in Westphal College and director of the Center for Functional Fabrics, about MXene-coated fabric that can block electromagnetic interference, was featured in a Jan. 25 Advanced Textiles Source post.

How To Boost Your Wifi Performance When Everyone’s at Home

Kapil Dandekar, PhD, Colehower Chair professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Jan. 25 Philadelphia Inquirer story in which he provided tips on how to improve home WiFi performance.

Can We Find a Better Way To Melt Snow?

Research by Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, about snow-melting concrete he has been developing and testing, was mentioned in a Jan. 6 Governing story about new ways for state and municipal governments to manage snow removal.

How You Can Help Stop Invasive Spotted Lanternflies

Computer vision technology being developed by researchers in the College of Engineering and Academy of Natural Sciences, to help identify invasive Spotted Lanternfly egg masses, was featured in a Dec. 24 Scientific American story. Maureen Tang, PhD, and Antonios Kontsos, PhD, of the College of Engineering, and Karen Verderame, of the Academy, were quoted in the piece. 

New Partnership With Drexel University Could Help Septa Recover From COVID-19 Crisis

Christopher Sales, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 16 Philadelphia Business Journal story about Drexel’s partnership with SEPTA to study and develop measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transit. 

Why Getting COVID-19 at an Indoor Gathering Is Even Likelier Than Experts Once Thought

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new research on indoor transmission of COVID-19.

MXene Coating Could Protect Wearables From EMI

Research showing that MXene-coated fabrics can block electromagnetic interference, led by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and Genevieve Dion, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Center for Functional Fabrics, was featured in a Dec. 14 post on The Engineer (UK).

Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel Needs Your Help To Find and Control Spotted Lanternflies

Karen Verderame, animal programs developer at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 4 Philadelphia Inquirer story about her collaboration with College of Engineering faculty members Maureen Tang, PhD, and Antonios Kontsos, PhD, to collect pictures of Spotted Lanternfly egg masses to train a computer vision program the engineers are developing to prevent the spread of the invasive species.

Orbits Explained: It's Hard To Get Into Space -- but Great Once You're There

Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 30 CNET explainer story about satellite orbits.