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All In The News tagged "civil engineering"

How Bacteria Could Make Our Infrastructure Stronger

A column in The Conversation authored by Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, about his research with colleagues Christopher Sales, PhD, and Caroline Schauer, PhD, on using a special type of bacteria to prevent pothole formation, was picked up byFast Company on April 5.

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

Research that looked at using a special type of bacteria to help prevent pothole formation caused by road salt, conducted by  Yaghoob Farnam, PhD Christopher Sales, PhD ; and  Caroline Schauer, PhD,  all from the College of Engineering, was featured in an April 4  Associated Press  story.

Can Bacteria Help us Prevent Salt Damage to Concrete Roads and Bridges?

A column in The Conversation authored by Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, about his research with colleagues Christopher Sales, PhD, and Caroline Schauer, PhD, on using a special type of bacteria to prevent pothole formation, was picked up by a number of outlets across the country on April 4, including Public Radio International, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Bozeman, Montana).

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 Caroline 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).

Why The Price Tag on Broad Street Line Extension Could be Double Original Estimate

A WHYY/Plan Philly story that quoted Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, about the cost of a proposal to extend the Broad Street Line to the Navy Yard was picked up by the Philadelphia Business Journal on April 6.

Airport Planes Sink in Asphalt

Robert Brehm, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in a Sept. 17 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about airplanes sinking in the hot asphalt at Philadelphia International Airport.

HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together

Drexel’s HUBO robots’ performance of the Beatles’ “Come Together” was the feature of blog entries on technabob.com and slashgear.com.

South Street Bridge Condition

Franklin Moon, associate professor for the College of Engineering, was interviewed on WTXF-TV (FOX-29) for his opinion about the current condition of the South Street bridge.

Nearly 400 Accidents with Dangerous Pathogens and Biotoxins Reported in U.S. Labs over 7 Years

Scientific American mentioned Dr. Charles Haas, a professor and head of the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department in the College of Engineering, for his work on the National Research Council regarding accidents with dangerous pathogens and biotoxins.