In the U.S. News & World Report survey "Best Colleges 2019" Purdue's College of Engineering ranked 9th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Electrical Engineering came in at #10, as did Computer Engineering.
Purdue University researchers have developed a method of sending messages in English by using vibrations on a person’s skin. Prof. Hong Tan and her research group invented the device, which plays a specific vibration that is assigned to a given English phoneme, or the smallest unit of sound, on the user’s forearm.
A new algorithm can track the "health" data of solar panels from anywhere in the world, helping to extend their lifetime. Real-time diagnostics would ultimately inform better panel designs – the cost-saving "treatment" that could prolong lifespan and continue to cut electrical bills.
Purdue University researchers have devised a way to use 3D printers to ensure that medical imaging techniques offer the best performance. The technology from Starfish Engineering LLC was developed by ECE alumnus Brian Bentz and Prof. Kevin Webb.
Purdue University researchers are using technology to help police monitor emergency and public safety information on game day. ECE Prof. David Ebert says the platform also has applications for monitoring traffic, finding victims when hurricanes make landfall, analyzing school threats and helping with security at major speeches or visits by people of note.
The Indiana Innovation Institute has awarded Purdue a $2.3 million contract to help develop the ASSURE program (Achieving Scientifically Secured User Reassurance in Electronics), which is being led by ECE Prof. Peter Bermel.
A Purdue University-affiliated company is developing a method to accurately and efficiently predict chemical reactions in liquid solutions, which would help agribusinesses, fuel companies, food makers, cosmetic industry and many other businesses. QUAIL Modeling LLC was co-founded by ECE Prof. Tillmann Kubis and Ph.D. student James Charles.
ECE Alumnus Shehrin Sayed has been awarded the 2018 Prize by the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation for his research on spintronics, a field that has significantly improved the memory industries. The Foundation awards scientific prizes for outstanding work in selected fields in the engineering sciences, medicine and the natural sciences.
ECE researchers are investigating ways to harness the bandwidth of light for faster electronics. The Purdue-led team has simplified the manufacturing process that allows utilizing multiple colors at the same time on an electronic chip instead of a single color at a time.
Purdue University researchers have developed transistor technology that shows potential for improving the speed, sensitivity and battery life of computers, mobile phones and other digital devices. ECE research assistant professor Tillmann Kubis is leading the research.