Timothy Davis, BSEE '83, has been named a 2016 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Davis, of College Station, Texas, was recognized for his contributions to sparse matrix algorithms and software.
Incandescent lighting could make a comeback with a new type of filter that "recycles" infrared photons and improves efficiency, an innovation that also could enable solar cells to convert heat into electricity more efficiently than conventional photovoltaic technology.
Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.
Karthik Ramani, professor of mechanical engineering, created a robot toy that is sparking an interest in technology and engineering that could encourage a future work force to control similar robots in tomorrow's manufacturing industry.
As the new movie "Concussion" comes to theaters, Purdue University researchers who have worked with forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu - played by actor Will Smith – can talk about the science that drives the film's storyline.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Saturday, Dec. 19, ratified Issam Mudawar as the Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Srinivas Peeta as the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Saturday (Dec. 19) ratified seven named and distinguished professors and approved a resolution of appreciation for eight donors who have given $1 million or more to Purdue.
Six Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering won 2015 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for outstanding young researchers.
A Purdue startup has received federal funding to further develop an assistive wheelchair technology that allows power wheelchair users an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad and other mobile devices.
Researchers are proposing a new "hydricity" concept aimed at creating a sustainable economy by not only generating electricity with solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power production.
Computer graphics technology professor Nathan W. Hartman and engineering professor John W. Sutherland have been appointed as co-executive directors of Purdue University's Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC).
New research findings are yielding insights into the physics behind the swimming behavior of bacteria and spermatozoa that could lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms affecting fertility and formation of bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes.
A group of Purdue University students will participate in a SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition to help design test vehicles for a vacuum-tube transit system proposed by inventor and business magnate Elon Musk. The students are taking a Hyperloop design class that will end on Thursday (Dec. 10) with a 5 p.m. public lecture in Fowler Hall by Josh Giegel, vice president of design and analysis for Hyperloop Technologies Inc. He also will meet with the Purdue design team.
Purdue University students completing a mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate 13 inventions, including a system to improve the efficiency of diesel engines in trucks and an autonomous shopping cart, during the School of Mechanical Engineering's Thomas J. & Sandra H. Malott Innovation Awards competition on Friday (Dec. 11). The projects will be on display from 1-3 p.m. in the Hill Student Commons in the Gatewood Wing of the Mechanical Engineering Building. An awards ceremony will be in the same location at 2 p.m.