Core Collaborators Bring Wider Drexel Expertise to Functional Fabrics
This list contains only some of the major contributors to current transdisciplinary research.
David Breen, PhD, associate professor of computer science in the College of Computing & Informatics, develops accurate modeling and simulation software for digital knitting. He leads the Geometric Biomedical Computing Group, which develops algorithms and software that solve geometry-related computing problems for a variety of biomedical applications.
Kapil Dandekar, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, is also the director of the Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory. His expertise in wireless, ultrasonic and optical communications and reconfigurable antennas allows him to harness their power in functional fabrics.
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, is the Distinguished University and Charles T. Ruth and Ruth M. Bach Professor of Materials Science & Engineering in the College of Engineering. As director of Drexel’s Nanomaterials Group, Gogotsi concentrates on the integration of nanomaterials into functional fabrics for energy harvesting and storage, among other specialties. Gogotsi and Dion also co-advise PhD candidates.
Kelly Joyce, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Sociology and director of the Science, Technology and Society Program. Joyce studies the social, cultural and political dimensions of medical technology innovation. She deepens Drexel's understanding of societal views on advances in functional fabrics.
Youngmoo Kim, PhD, is a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. Kim leverages his expertise in human-machine interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction. He also co-advises PhD candidates with Dion.
Owen Montgomery, MD, is professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel College of Medicine. He contributes expertise on pregnancy, miscarriage and neonatal safety in development of the BellyBand.
Caroline Schauer, PhD, is professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering and leads the Natural Polymers and Photonics Research Group. Schauer works primarily in the area of natural polymers as a platform for multifunctional materials. She and Professor Dion have designed, developed and fabricated an electrospinning machine for creating nanoyarns with specific properties. She also co-advises graduate students with Dion.
Ali Shokoufandeh, PhD, is a professor and senior associate dean of research at the College of Computing & Informatics. His expertise in machine learning helps to improve computing for new textile-based systems.