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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.

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.

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.

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.