August 26, 2015
Eight new ME faculty members are among the 53 joining the College of Engineering for the 2015-2016 academic year: Andres Arrieta Diaz, James Gibert, Neera Jain, Chi Hwan Lee, Terrence Meyer, Fabio Semperlotti, Benxin Wu, and Song Zhang.
August 21, 2015
New research into the effects of repeated head impacts on high school football players has shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who have not been diagnosed with concussions and suggest the brain may not fully heal during the offseason.
August 5, 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 23, 2015
Issam Mudawar, professor in Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering, has developed a device that could use aircraft fuel to cool hot engine components in order to alleviate the high temperatures generated by high-performance supersonic engines.
June 16, 2015
Purdue University will create an Engineering Education Skunkworks as part of a national effort to transform how undergraduate engineering is taught in U.S. universities.
April 29, 2015
Purdue University students completing their capstone mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate more than 50 inventions, from drones and robots to energy-efficient systems for homes, a braille reader for mathematics, mini-racecars and a motorcycle cellphone charger.
April 29, 2015
Purdue University engineering students will display a bevy of new toy concepts on Thursday (April 30), from an amphibious vehicle to a soccer penalty shootout game. The students, who are taking Karthik Ramani's computer-aided design course, have created a wide array of toys and will show them off during a Toy Makers Fair.
April 8, 2015
A new potential manufacturing approach developed by Rebecca Kramer's research team could be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
March 27, 2015
Professor Arvind Raman and colleagues have developed a system capable of detecting defects and networks of nanostructures below the surface of layered nanocomposites using a "Kelvin probe" scanning method with an atomic force microscope. The ability to look below the surface of nanocomposites represents a potential new quality-control tool for industry.
March 26, 2015
Professor Çağrı Savran's research group focuses on development of novel micro and nano systems for detection of diagnostic biomarkers.
March 16, 2015
A group at Purdue received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to support faculty and student-led startups, including Lean LaunchPad teams, as they work to develop technology-based, evidence-driven business ideas.
March 10, 2015
Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering moves up in ranking to #8, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Graduate Schools for Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering also moves up in the rankings to #6 in 2016 Best Engineering Graduate Schools.
March 5, 2015
Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.