College of Engineering, Purdue University


Cary Troy, assistant professor of civil engineering, has received the University's newly established Exceptional Early Career Award. His story was shared by Purdue Today.
Kathleen Howell, the Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and Jason Weiss, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering, each received a 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
New "plasmonic metamaterials" that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk.
The Office of the Provost recently announced the 2014 University Faculty Scholars, four of whom are from the College of Engineering.
James Longuski, professor of aeronautics and astronautics engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Distance Teaching Award from Engineering Professional Education.
A Purdue University experiment that will test how plant cells sense and respond to different levels of gravity is scheduled to launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday (April 14).
Three engineering students who created a soy-based renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing called "Filasoy," won first place in Purdue's 20th-annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest.
Haefa Mansour, a junior majoring in chemical engineering from Mentor, Ohio; and Sean McDowell, a junior from Stevensville, Mich., majoring in biomedical engineering, have been chosen to receive Barry Goldwater Scholarships.
The Purdue College of Engineering will be host on April 24 to Economic Development Through Technology: Manufacturing in the Midwest, a regional meeting of the National Academy of Engineering. A 1-6 p.m. symposium at Kurz Technology Center in Purdue Research Park is free and open to the public. The center is at 1281 Win Jentschel Blvd., West Lafayette.
We congratulate these outstanding educators and researchers.
Five College of Engineering faculty are among eight at Purdue who have been awarded the 2013 Faculty Early Career Development award by the National Science Foundation.
Cindy Svestka, Engineering Group Manager (EGM) for General Motors Powertrain's North American Gas Engine Diagnostics and Evaporative Emissions Group, will receive the J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders during the Society of Automotive Engineers 2014 World Congress. Svestka will receive the award during the society's Awards and Recognitions Ceremony on April 8.
Three College of Engineering faculty members are among seven Purdue professors to receive 2014 Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards and the first Exceptional Early Career Awards.
Arvind Raman, the Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named associate dean of Global Engineering Programs. Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, announced the appointment yesterday (3/25/14). It will be effective on May 1.
Purdue's School of Industrial Engineering has received the first incentive award to support the design and launch of its new program in China that will help the university meet its goal of encouraging more students to study abroad.
Registration is open for next summer's Purdue University Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects (STEP). STEP is a one-week camp for high school students entering their senior year who are interested in studying engineering. It provides an opportunity to explore disciplines within engineering and the careers for which an engineering degree can prepare a student.

The I-STEM Resource Network, Purdue University's colleges of engineering and education and the South Bend Community School Corp. will partner in a program to help science teachers incorporate mathematics and engineering in their classrooms.
Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and immediately identify objects in a camera's field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
Researchers have created a new type of "ultracold" molecule, using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together, a technology that might be applied to quantum computing, precise sensors and advanced simulations.
The Purdue College of Engineering remains ranked 8th in the most recent U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings made public today, March 11, 2014. The rankings also put seven engineering disciplines in the top 10.
Dimitrios Peroulis, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering by courtesy, has been awarded the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Leah H. Jamieson
In its 40th Annual Salute to Women tonight (March 4), the Greater Lafayette YWCA will present Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, the Mary Keller Ade Woman of Wisdom Award.
Purdue University will be part of a digital manufacturing institute announced Tuesday (Feb. 25) by President Barack Obama.
An analytics sensor for predicting bearing failure in machinery and a company developing an alternative method for removing excess material during the aluminum extrusion process were the big winners Tuesday (Feb. 18) at Purdue University's $100,000 Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 21) ratified five named professors and approved a posthumous degree.
The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 21) approved naming the School of Civil Engineering for the Lyles family in recognition of a $15 million gift from the Lyles Foundation.
Ten esteemed alums of Purdue's College of Engineering will be recognized Friday, Feb. 21, at a luncheon celebrating the 50th anniversary of Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae.
Jan Allebach, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the NAE announced Feb. 6, 2014.
Tamara Moore, associate professor of engineering education, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award, also known as PECASE, is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Heat Flow
Researchers are proposing a new technology that might control the flow of heat the way electronic devices control electrical current, an advance that could have applications in a diverse range of fields from electronics to textiles.
Professor Rakesh Agrawal, Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, was elected as a NAI Fellow.
Preeminent Teams
Four winning research teams have forged the College of Engineering's priority for faculty hiring during the coming year.