The rapid advances and evolving challenges in our world necessitate engineers who can think broadly, adjust quickly and act decisively. That’s why the focus at Drexel University College of Engineering is to engineer change — in our research and in students’ lives and their careers – by emphasizing a balance of theory and experience.
In one of Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhoods, a Drexel-led project is seeking sustainable cooling solutions.
- Environmental Impact of Changed Transportation Habits
The COVID-19 pandemic transformed many employees’ daily commute. Shannon Capps is studying the impact of this change.
- New Use from Coal Waste
Mohammad Balapour’s doctoral research earned the Best Paper Award from the American Ceramic Society.
- Interdisciplinary Class Explores Solutions to the Climate Crisis
“Project Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming” is led by Jason Baxter.
Tiny two-dimensional materials discovered at Drexel have pushing engineers and scientists to reimagine the possible for a decade.
- An Ankle Replacement Revolution
A revolutionary total ankle replacement method is now being used by doctors to create top-of-the line artificial ankles.
- Genetic ‘Barcode’ Helps Identify Early COVID-19 Variants
Gail Rosen’s tool helped to identify concentrations of different COVID-19 variants around the world.
- New Functionality for Smart Fabric Band
Student researchers developed a new framework to use smart knitted fabric.
Using passive monitoring, a Drexel expert helps others keep track of the health of roads, bridges and more.
- Senior Design Team Imagines the Future for Syrian Community
A group of seniors used their engineering skills to further humanitarian efforts in an area that was ravaged by the Syrian civil war.
- How Energy Use Can Affect Well-Being
Simi Hoque is developing tools to measure building energy use and researching ways to protect our comfort in the face of climate change.
- Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly Egg
Machine learning and community input are being put to use in order to safely identify egg clusters from the invasive spotted lanternfly species.
Wireless charging has become commonplace for our phones. But a Drexel researcher Fei Lu is working to make it safer and more efficient for the future of transportation.
- Senior Design Explores Mechanically-Charged Insole Batteries
A team of mechanical and computer engineering students are combining their expertise to develop a new kind of rechargeable battery.
- Expanding the Lifecycle and Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Christopher Li’s Soft Materials Group has developed a promising approach to realizing more efficient, dendrite-free lithium batteries.