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Summer 2012 - Engineering Impact

Engineering alum named CEO of McDonald’s Corp.
Donald Thompson (BSEE '84), a member of Purdue's Board of Trustees, was named chief executive officer of McDonald's in March and assumed his new role July 1 following the retirement of CEO Jim Skinner.
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New ‘metamaterial’ practical for optical advances
Research is underway to overcome a key obstacle in commercializing hyperbolic metamaterials, structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.
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Creating a new stent coating for treating brain aneurisms
Purdue researchers are working with the U.S. Army and neurosurgeons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to create a new type of bioactive coating for stents used to treat brain aneurisms.
ChangeTheWorld @PurdueEngineering
Studying the flow of information
Many people think of manufacturing when they think of industrial engineering. But Barrett Caldwell is proving there is a much broader universe of issues that IE can shed light on.
OurPeopleOurCulture @PurdueEngineering