College of Engineering - Purdue University

Spotlights

August 3, 2015
Researchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies.
August 3, 2015
Using heat to style curly hair poses a nagging problem: applying too much causes permanent damage resulting in limp fibers devoid of natural curve. Researchers are now working to learn precisely how much heat to apply and how frequently to use heat treatment for a given hair type without destroying it.
July 30, 2015
Forbes magazine has named Lafayette/West Lafayette No. 2 in its ranking of the 200 Best Small Places for Business and Careers behind The Villages, Florida. Forbes points to Purdue University as having a large impact on both communities, also citing the area's cost of living, which is 11.1 percent below the national average, its 4.8 percent unemployment rate and 1.8 percent job-growth rate.
July 29, 2015
Purdue University's Seng-Liang Wang Hall received a gold level certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, organization, recognizing Wang Hall's best-in-class "green" building strategies and practices.
July 27, 2015
The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow - and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.
July 27, 2015
Purdue University will host a conference bringing together scientists from the U.S. and China to address global challenges involving the Earth's Critical Zone.
August 6, 2015
The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program will hold its annual research symposium Aug. 6 at Purdue University.
July 20, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (June 17) authorized a construction contract for a $6.2 million project to renovate the College of Engineering lab space in the east wing of Forney Hall.
July 16, 2015
Jennifer Weerts Rumsey (ME '96) has been named chief technical officer for Cummins Inc., becoming the first woman to serve in that role. Rumsey, the former vice president of engineering for the engine business at Cummins, was promoted to the position after the retirement of John Wall, vice president and chief technical officer, in June.
July 14, 2015
Michael Birck (BSEE '60, DEA '91, HDR '95) died Monday, July 6 at age 77. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, the headship for electrical and computer engineering, and two ECE named professorships bear his name.
July 1, 2015
Professor Vlad Shalaev has won the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2015 William Streifer Scientific Achievement award "for seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the ground-breaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials."
June 30, 2015
Jill M. Hruby today was named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest national lab. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17.
June 30, 2015
Karl Smith, professor of cooperative learning in engineering education, recently received an American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
June 30, 2015
Yung Shin, the Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, has been awarded the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The research medal honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.
June 29, 2015
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen Ruth Streveler, associate professor of engineering education, to be a fellow member.
June 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hibiki on being elected as Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow.