Monika Ivantysynova, the MAHA Named Professor in Fluid Power Systems, School of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be presented with an honorary doctoral degree from Lapeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland.
Young Kim and Chi Hwan Lee, researchers in the Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, have received funding from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research in support of their individual projects advancing the development of wearable and implantable nanomaterials. They each received $110,000 grants, which are renewable on an annual basis.
The highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship has named Purdue University senior Michael Drakopoulos one of its 2017-18 scholars. Fewer than 40 U.S. students from all disciplines will receive the award this year. It funds a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and recognizes intellectually outstanding students who have a capacity for leadership and commitment to improving the lives of others. Drakopoulos is the second Purdue student to receive the award in two years.
Researchers have introduced a new type of “super-resolution” microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.
Purdue University will lead research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others, an effort aimed at addressing the nation's critical need for more resilient infrastructure and to enhance preparedness.