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Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.

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Images of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy have captured the immense power of what many experts have termed a “superstorm.” These snapshots and videos might not tell the whole story, however. A group of Drexel University engineers are now trying to give rescue and recovery workers a better picture of the storm’s damages that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

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PUC and Drexel to Host Forum on Energy Jobs

With an abundance of energy jobs available and more expected to be added through the next decade, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will partner with Drexel University to host an Energy Utility Forum on Nov. 2 for Philadelphia-area college students.
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Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

The biowall, a 75-ft. high wall of plants, serves as a biological air filter, demonstrating Drexel’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and progressive research.

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Joseph B. Hughes: Leading Drexel's College of Engineering

As Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Joseph B. Hughes aims to create a “culture of planning,” but one of the biggest decisions in his life arrived through serendipity.

Drexel Engineering Receives Obama Singh grant

An educational initiative, jointly funded by India and the United States, has paired Drexel University with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to create a resource for assessing the human health risks of microbial contamination.

Engineering Students Represent Drexel at National EPA Competition

Can liquid waste discharge from landfills actually be turned into a valuable fuel source? A group of students from Drexel Universitys College of Engineering are presenting this possibility as part of a sustainability design competition hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency that could earn them a $90,000 grant.

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Drexel University at Philadelphia Science Festival

Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.

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Drexel Engineering Research Helps Generate Efficient Bioterrorism Response Plan

Dealing with the threat of bioterrorism is just one of the many issues facing emergency preparedness agencies in the post-Sept. 11 world. Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are helping to answer important questions that will shape the way responders handle bioterrorism threats in the future.  Most recently, research from Drexel’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offered findings that will advise the timing of reoccupying a building where there has been a bioterrorism attack.
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Engineers Apply Water Monitoring System to Preserve Filtering Membrane

Researchers in Drexel University’s Environmental Engineering Department are collaborating with American Water to apply a new test that is intended to extend the lifespan of seawater filtering membranes by predicting the growth of damaging biofilm on them. The test, called Bioluminescent Saltwater Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC), will help to measure the amount of biodegradable organic matter in seawater and enable researchers to predict the level of biological fouling –formation of biofilm- that could occur on the filtering membrane. American Water developed the AOC test, which will also help to reduce Reverse-Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling in the water desalination process.