Conductive clay yields new front for energy storage

Michel W. Barsoum, distinguished professor at Drexel’s College of Engineering, and his research team have chemically engineered a novel 2-D nanomaterial that has the potential to significantly enhance next generation energy storage devices. The class of materials, called MXenes, are the first materials that are hydrophilic, have conductive properties comparable… Continued

PTSD legislation neglects civilians

A recent study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, authored by Drexel assistant professor Jonathan Purtle, concludes that the majority of the legislation addressing post-traumatic stress disorder focuses on veterans, neglecting civilians with the disorder. PTSD is commonly viewed as a “wound of war.” In fact, more than 90 percent… Continued

Philly Mag hosts ThinkFest 2014

Although M. Night Shyamalan was billed as the event’s headliner, Drexel President John A. Fry’s Nov. 14 speech at Philadelphia Magazine’s third annual ThinkFest was the more immediate one, framing a future for West Philadelphia supported by the tenets of innovation, expansion and collaboration. “This is a place to go… Continued