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Airborne Coronavirus Transmission Raises New Questions and Worries

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 8 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new concerns raised by the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19.

4 Ways to Know if You're in a Well-Ventilated Space, Reducing the Risk of Spreading or Contracting the Coronavirus

L. James Lo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 1 Business Insider story about how to determine if you are in an indoor space ventilated well enough to limit the spread of COVID-19. The story was also picked up by Yahoo! News.

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.

Can Air Filtration Stop Coronavirus at a Trump Rally in Phoenix? Experts Doubt It.

L. James Lo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 23 NBC News story about specious claims made by an Arizona church hosting a Trump campaign rally that its ionic air purifying system can eliminate 99% of coronavirus in the air. The story was also posted on MSN News.

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.

As Restaurants Reopen, Here's What You Should Know About Air Conditioning, Air Flow and the Coronavirus

L. James Lo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 28 Washington Post story about the import role of ventilation in preventing transmission of COVID-19 as restaurants begin to reopen. 

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.