At its meeting on Friday, June 16, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Mung Chiang as the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Rolls-Royce, Purdue University and the state of Indiana on Monday (June 19) announced a new $24 million jointly funded program during the International Paris Air Show that further strengthens the state’s leadership position in the aerospace industry.
Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.
Dr. Klod Kokini, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, won the WEPAN Advocates and Allies Award for leadership in implementing programs that advocate, mentor, and support the success of women in engineering.
Researchers have identified a key component in cigarette smoke that worsens pain in people with spinal cord injury, suggesting that a critical element within tobacco is responsible for such pain-inducing effects.
Teams from Purdue University have historically done very well at the prestigious American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, but the top prize has proved elusive. Until this year.