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Engineering alum named CEO of McDonald’s Corp.

Always@PurdueEngineering
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

Innovate@PurdueEngineering
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

ChangeTheWorld@PurdueEngineering
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

OurPeopleOurCulture@PurdueEngineering
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.