Neuroengineering is a discipline that uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or treat the diseases of neural systems. Neural engineers are uniquely qualified to solve design problems at the interface of living neural tissue and non-living constructs.

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Drexel University offers its students a wide variety of courses related to processes and technologies at the nano- and micro- scales, as well as programs for high school students or teachers, undergraduates, or graduate students.

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Plasma Medicine

Plasma medicine is a quickly developing area of medical technology that brings recent developments in plasma physics and engineering to bear on important medical problems such as wound healing, infection control, and skin cancer.

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The Drexel University Engineering Cities Initiative (DECI) focuses on addressing the challenges associated with accelerated urbanization and educating engineers, designers, health practitioners and social scientists to implement solutions to the complex problems of overworked urban systems.

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Sustainability is more than just going green, it is expressed in many programs throughout the university in the form of eco-municipalities, sustainable cities, sustainable agriculture, sustainable architecture and renewable energy.

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Drexel has a robust and expanding research enterprise that features an array of use-inspired, applied research programs.

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Social policy primarily refers to guidelines and interventions for the changing, maintenance or creation of living conditions that are conducive to human welfare. Social policy aims to improve human welfare and to meet human needs for education, health, housing and social security.

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Computing includes designing and building hardware and software systems for a wide range of purposes; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media; finding and gathering information, and so on. The list is virtually endless, and the possibilities are vast.

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Coming Soon.

  • Brain Matters
  • Exploring the interface between the brain & technology, neuroengineering strives to better understand and treat diseases of neural systems, specifically through the interface between the brain and technology...more
  • Big Effects
  • Nanotechnology isn't just about making things smaller, its also about making existing technology better. With applications in medicine, electronics, and energy production to name a few, there is much more to nanotechnology than meets the eye...more
  • Plasma Medicine
  • Plasma is the fourth and most energetic state of matter, where atoms and molecules are transformed at least partially into freely moving charged particles - electrons and ions. Plasma is not only most energetic, but also most "magic" state of matter...more
  • Building Better
  • Rapididly growing urban areas create a unique challege, how can we build urban systems that can not only meet the needs of the current population but serve the expanding needs of the future...more

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Sustainable Building Competition

Drexel Students Jordan Santell, Aaron Bohenick, Jim Borden, Zachary Brooks and Ken Oum developed ‘Lazybrains,’ a unique videogame developed with the School of Biomedical Engineering and The College of Engineering’s Computer Science Department. It employs a device that is strapped to the player's forehead to monitor brain activity - literally, the amount of oxygen coursing through the prefrontal cortex...more

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Lazy Brains

Interior Design students have been given the challenge of designing the ultimate green living space for the hospitality suite at Dranoff Properties’ new LEED-registered 777 Broad Street location. Students in Deb Ruben’s Competition Studio class will work in groups to design a two-bedroom 1,100 square-foot space that meets standards in sustainability, light, space and human needs on a $15,000 budget...more