An article on the topic of curly hair published in National Geographic magazine mentioned the work of a team of researchers at Purdue, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Amy Marconnet and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tahira Reid. The article briefly notes the team's investigation into the ideal conditions for optimal hair health and the conductivity of straight hair.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has elevated Dimitrios Peroulis to fellow status. Peroulis, professor of electrical and computer engineering with a courtesy appointment as professor of mechanical engineering, was recommended for a fellowship based on his "contributions to MEMS-based tunable filters."
A Purdue-affiliated startup has developed a low-cost, low-maintenance slow sand water filter technology to better provide clean and safe drinking water to schools and communities in developing countries around the world.
A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.