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‘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.

Sorry, Your Houseplants Aren't Actually Purifying Your Apartment's Air

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, andBryan Cummings, a doctoral candidate in the College, showing that houseplants do not contribute to improving indoor air quality, was featured in a Feb. 3 Salon story.

Looking For The Next Battery Breakthrough? Think Small.

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, were featured in a Jan. 29 Grist story about their research on developing nanomaterials for energy storage technology.

Are Smartshirts Next?

Conductive MXene yarn research by Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering; Geneveive Dion, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of Drexel’s Center for Functional Fabrics; and Simge Uzun, a doctoral candidate in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Jan. 29 Yale Scientific magazine story about the future of wearable technology.

Proofread Everything

Paul Dempsey, a web developer in the College of Engineering, authored a Jan. 14 Inside Higher Ed column about the importance of proofreading.

Neighborhood Watch

Research by Gail Rosen, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, about a new set of tools she developed for identifying communities of microbes and what they’re doing in the body, was featured in a Dec. 23 National Science Foundation “Discovery Files” radio segment and podcast.