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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

Calcium-munching Bacteria Could Be a Secret Weapon Against Road Salt Eating Away at Concrete Roads and Bridges

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, authored a piece for The Conversation on April 4 about his research with colleagues Carolyn Schauer, PhD, and Christopher Sales, PhD, also in the College, about using a special kind of bacterial to prevent road salt from forming potholes. The piece was picked up by WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) and The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon).

Bacteria May Be the Key to Stopping Potholes from Forming

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, and Christopher Sales, PhD, assistant professors in the College of Engineering, were featured in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) newscast on April 1 about their research on how a special type of bacteria can be used to prevent potholes from forming in roads.

Want Clean Indoor Air? Don’t Bank on Houseplants

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, about how the effectiveness of houseplants at removing air pollutants has been overstated, was mentioned in a March 18 Green Building Advisor post.

Why It’s Harder to Spot a Deepfake Once It Goes Viral

Matthew Stamm, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a March 12 Daily Dot story about the difficulty of spotting fake or edited images on social media. Stamm’s lab develops algorithms to spot these “deep fakes” using digital forensic clues.

A Popular Benefit of Houseplants Is a Myth

Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a March 9 Atlantic story debunking the myth that houseplants improve air quality.

Silicon Anodes May Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Design News post about his research to develop a stable silicon electrode for lithium-ion batteries. 

Drexel's Franco Montalto on Planet Philadelphia

Franco Montalto, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was a guest on the Feb. 15 episode of WGGT-Radio (92.9 FM)’s “Planet Philadelphia” show discussing international efforts to address climate change.

Photovoltaic Current Shows Its Split Personality

The research of Jonathan Spanier, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering; and Vladimir Fridkin, PhD, who was a visiting professor in the College; was featured in a Feb. 6 Physics Today story. The professors experimentally proved the existence of a second electric current in certain photovoltaic materials, which had been theorized about for 35 years.

Scientists Hope Bacteria Could be The Cure For Potholes

Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, and Christopher Sales, PhD, assistant professors in the College of Engineering, were featured in a Jan. 5 FoxNews.com story about their research on using a special type of bacteria to prevent road salt from creating potholes and weakening road surfaces. The story was also picked up by dozens of local affiliates across the country.

Understanding the Behavior of Layered Materials Under Pressure

Michel Barosum, PhD, Distinguished professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 19 Materials Today story about his research on the behavior of layered materials under pressure.

Real-Time Data Helps Philadelphia Improve Green Design

Franco Montalto, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of Drexel’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab, was mentioned and engineering doctoral student student Karly Soldner was quoted in a Dec. 18 Government Technology feature about Drexel’s partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department to deploy a sensor network that can monitor the city’s green infrastructure to help optimize its water management and reuse strategies.

New Material will Make Chemical-Sniffing Sensors Even More Sensitive, Expanding Possibilities for Use

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 10 Science News post about his research to apply a type of two-dimensional material, called MXene, as a component for improving chemical sensors.