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Research Reveals Carbon Films Can Give Microchips Energy Storage Capability

After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice Simon, PhD, of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.

The Central African Biodiversity Alliance 2015 Undergraduate Field Course Plant Research Group at Mbam & Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Pictured from left to right: Katie DiAngelus (Drexel), Katherine Achy (UCLA), Dr. Maximilliano Fero (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Francisco Mitogo (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Andrienne Bih (Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon) and Alexandra Ley (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). Photo credit: David Montgomery.

African Biodiversity Researchers to Speak at Drexel Before National Symposium

A group of biodiversity researchers from Drexel-managed programs in Central Africa will speak at the University to discuss the challenges of their work and preparing for the future before they attend the Association for the Advancement of Science symposium.
Lili Mao filming a documentary in Pakistan.

Grad Student Films U.N. Documentary in Pakistan

One graduate student recently returned from an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity filming refuges in Pakistan for the United Nations.
Grace, second from right, with four other Drexel Singapore exchange students in Singapore.

Making International Friends at Home and Abroad

Through her experiences at Drexel, Grace Kerschensteiner knows what it’s like to befriend international students in her home country and make friends while living abroad.
The Sundolyra latebrosa specimen photographed for scale.

Academy of Natural Sciences Discovered Life Around the World in 2015

From elusive, rare fish to the potential key to the evolution of river-based plants, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University played a significant role in adding to the rolls of known species this year.
Political science student Hannah Abrams at the Cliffs of Moher.

Co-op Turned Career: How One Student Used the Co-op System to Find a Job After Graduation

Hannah Abrams wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to do after graduation. One international co-op changed everything for her.
Cuba

Drexel Formalizes Partnership With Renowned Cuban Film Institution

In December a small class of film students from Drexel University will get a chance to view Cuba through a lens. And in an opportunity that would have been impossible just a few decades ago, and a rarity even in recent years, they will be the ones directing its gaze. The Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba’s iconic film school, that counts Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez among its noted founders, recently formalized a relationship with Drexel to offer a two-week documentary filmmaking course in Havana this winter.
Gogotsi in his lab.

Employee Spotlight: Yury Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, has worked for much of his professional career in the international realm and believes that Drexel must strive to increase its global research presence or be left behind.
President Fry on a field that includes the Chinese and South Korean flags.

Drexel Delegation Off to China, Korea

President John A. Fry and a group of Drexel colleagues will make stops at academic partners in China and take part in a celebration of a new research and co-op partnership in Korea that gives students access to cutting-edge research and nanotechnology.
A logo featuring a compass for the Drexel Global Night of Networking.

5th Global Night of Networking Brings Dragons Closer Across the Map

Between in-person and online gatherings, Drexel alumni came together the world over in the fifth iteration of the annual Drexel University Alumni Association event.
Peter Schoemer stands to the right of acclaimed celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, center, when she visited the Milan Expo. Photo courtesy The US Pavilion Milano 2015.

Culinary Co-op Gets Taste of the World Expo

What’s a good recipe for a culinary arts student to experience the best of the world’s cuisine? Take a co-op that lets you sample and learn about the food of almost every country in the world.
KAIST

Drexel Establishes Co-op Research Center With Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Quality materials, reliable tools and talented artisan are the key ingredients of any successful workshop. When it comes to making electronics components and energy storage devices, discoveries emerge when new materials are used in advanced fabrication techniques. Students from Drexel University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will soon be in the presence of both. A co-op partnership with Korea’s National Research Foundation will give the students a chance to apply their talents in the nanofabrication center frequented by companies like Samsung and Hyundai, using the latest nanomaterials developed by Drexel’s materials scientists.