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Alums and Careers

We are home for many Engineering alumni – First-Year Engineering students who move on to be alumni of Purdue schools of engineering, our own graduates from the Interdisciplinary undergraduate program, and the PhD graduate program. The support of alumni and friends remains instrumental to the College's continued success and our programs within the School of Engineering Education. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and your commitment to Purdue Engineering.

Our Featured Alum

Henry A. “Hank” Frissora, MD, FACS, is a 1979 graduate with an Interdisciplinary Engineering degree in biomedical engineering. Frissora describes himself as one of the last General and Vascular surgeons, currently working at Beverly Hospital, a member of Lahey Health. Why Purdue? “Purdue stood out as having a great engineering reputation and a new program in interdisciplinary engineering that would allow me to create a major around my interest in biomedical engineering."  Tapping further into his biomedical engineering background, Frissora is designing new medical products, including a surgical mesh adaptation for laparoscopic repairs of abdominal hernias. He also has developed and adapted several surgical techniques relying on engineering-based principals. After the eye-opening experience of leading a medical team in running a hospital in post-earthquake Haiti, Frissora plans to shift his career towards further global outreach missions.

Dr. Frissora is our 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award winner.