Kathleen Howell, Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and associate dean for engineering, is one of only 228 members elected to the class of 2017 of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
Two Purdue Engineering students were recently recognized for their work in the Baylor University New Venture Competition. The event is a two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition that promotes entrepreneurship for U.S. and international college students and recent graduates.
Purdue researchers are developing technology that could allow users to quickly determine the health of plants in the field and of fruits and vegetables in groceries through the translation of digital images on smartphones into virtual hyperspectral images.
A new approach to control forces and interactions between atoms and molecules, such as those employed by geckos to climb vertical surfaces, could bring advances in new materials for developing quantum light sources.
Donna Riley has been named the next Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education, effective July 1, 2017. The appointment was announced Monday, March 27, by Leah H. Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering.
A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.