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March 14, 2019

Faculty share research, ideas in new Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellows program

Purdue University College of Engineering has established the Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellows program, bringing together highly accomplished and recognized scholars and practitioners to collaborate on work with engineering faculty and students. Dr. Enrique Iglesia, University of California, Berkeley (right), will work with faculty and students involved with the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR). He will be hosted by Fabio Ribeiro, the Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering and director of CISTAR.
February 25, 2019

ChE Professor Bryan Boudouris part of Purdue research team developing novel sensors to detect indoor air pollutants

The World Health Organization reports that more than 2.5 million people each year die from health complications caused by indoor air pollution. Improving indoor air quality requires better monitoring technology, and a team of Purdue researchers including Dr. Bryan Boudouris, the Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, is developing novel resonant sensors that can detect volatile organic compounds polluting indoor environments at dangerous levels. The team's research transitions these sensors from laboratory environments to field-viable products with high reliability and cost-efficiency.
February 22, 2019

Professor Jeffrey Greeley's research group aims to cut costs of fuel cells in electric vehicles; study published in Science

Purdue Chemical Engineering Professor Jeffrey Greeley and his research group are aiming to reduce the costs of electric vehicle fuel cells by cutting down on the amount of platinum in the fuel cell electrodes. Their new method evaluates how much metal would be required for fuel cell electrodes. The technique uses the forces on a metal's surface to identify the ideal electrode thickness. Their study, published in the February 22 issue of the journal Science, is a collaborative effort between Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, and the University of California at Irvine.
February 22, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis named 2019 Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis (BSChE '83) was among a group of seven honored on Thursday, February 21, as 2019 Distinguished Engineering Alumni. The award is presented annually to Purdue Engineering graduates who have distinguished themselves in any field in ways that reflect favorably on Purdue University, the engineering profession, and society in general.
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