An international team of researchers has invented a method to control the formation of defects called "shear bands" in metals manufacturing processes and discovered microscopic details of how the defects are created.
Researchers have levitated a tiny nanodiamond particle with a laser in a vacuum chamber, using the technique for the first time to detect and measure its "torsional vibration," an advance that could bring new types of sensors and studies in quantum mechanics.
An international research team has used a "thermal metamaterial" to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could bring devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from power plants and factories.
The College of Engineering remains No. 9, tied with Cornell University in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings. Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the schools of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering all moved up while the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the schools of Industrial Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics remained in the top five.
A group of researchers studying how impacts affect the brains of high school football players also are analyzing the deficiencies of conventional football helmets and coaching strategies to reduce injury.
A College of Engineering team is seeking funds to continue research into the possible dangers of a pipe repair technique. Andrew Whelton, assistant professor for the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Environmental and Ecological Engineering program, said Purdue University has kicked off the fundraiser to help his seven-person team examine the use of cured-in-place-pipe repair.
A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Toyota Research Institute of North America developing a new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award.