News and Events

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
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
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 29, 2015
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen Ruth Streveler, associate professor of engineering education, to be a fellow member.
June 29, 2015
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
June 29, 2015
Chittayong (Jao) and Caitlin Surakitbanharn, students of Dr. Steven J. Landry, have been awarded 1st Place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for their innovative design for Airport Management and Planning. The program is sponsored by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
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 24, 2015
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
June 23, 2015
More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.
June 19, 2015
EPICS, the Engineering Projects in Community Service program that is being emulated in colleges and high schools around the world, is featured in an online article at Mediaplanet’s Education and Career News site.
June 16, 2015
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
June 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hibiki on being elected as Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow.
June 15, 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.
May 28, 2015
Purdue is one of five universities tapped for projects aimed at increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive culture for underrepresented minorities and women in mechanical engineering.
May 19, 2015
High school students from economically disadvantaged families with interests in chemistry might be eligible for an internship program this summer at Purdue University.
May 18, 2015
Shripad Revankar, professor of nuclear engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ANS, the American Nuclear Society — the society's highest membership grade.
May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
May 15, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (May 15, 2015) approved Muhammad Ashraful Alam as the Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robert P. Lucht as the Ralph and Bettye Bailey Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Scott D. Sudhoff as the Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
May 12, 2015
Three new studies suggest that when communities are hit with disasters that contaminate drinking water the official decision-making and response often lack scientific basis.
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