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October 7, 2015

Purdue professor solves 140-year fluid mechanics enigma

A Purdue University researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the behavior of elliptical particles moving through fluid?
October 5, 2015

Daniels recognizes generosity of Pinnacle Award honorees

Over the next week, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will recognize several alumni with the President's Council Distinguished Pinnacle Award for the significant impact their generous gifts have on university student and faculty programs, organizations, and initiatives. Pinnacle Awards recognize donors to the university who have given more than $1 million.
October 2, 2015

AAE alum named Air Force Research Lab leader

C. Douglas Ebersole (BSAAE '82), has been named the top civilian leader at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Ebersole will manage a workforce of about 10,000 military, civil service and contractor employees and a $4.4 billion budget. Most recently, he was the director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
October 2, 2015

Three CoE faculty chosen for NAE FOEE symposium

Three Purdue Engineering faculty members are among 70 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators who have been selected to take part in this year's National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.
October 1, 2015

Fractals aid efforts to understand heat transport at nanoscale

Researchers for the first time have applied a modern theory of heat transport in experiments with semiconductors used in computers and lasers, with implications for the design of devices that convert waste heat into electricity and the control of overheating in miniaturized and high–speed electronic components.
September 28, 2015

NASA's Bolden helps Purdue announce 'Systems Collaboratory'

NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday (Sept. 25) helped kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving.
September 28, 2015

Purdue professor in India is part of team unraveling how the brain works, with applications to computing

Purdue University professor Anand Raghunathan is spending the year at a new brain research center in India to explore the interface between neuroscience and engineering to learn more about how the brain works, and how this knowledge can be applied to improve computer systems. The findings could help drive technological advances and the creation of new engineering tools to study the brain.
September 22, 2015

Physics PhD receives Chorafas prize

Li Yi (Physics PhD ’14) was confirmed by the Chorafas Foundation to receive the 2015 D.N. Chorafas Foundation Prize. Yi’s PhD dissertation, “Study of Quark Gluon Plasma by Particle Correlations in Heavy Ion Collisions,” which was supervised by Fuqiang Wang, professor of physics, focused on experimental high-energy nuclear physics.
September 22, 2015

I-STEM Resource Network awarded $442,956 grant

The Purdue University-based I-STEM Resource Network will receive $442,956 to continue its partnership with the South Bend Community School Corporation. The award is an Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.
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