Small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails have been a source of fascination and mystery since they were discovered in the 17th century.
Mikhail Atallah, distinguished professor of computer science and a professor of electrical and computer engineering (courtesy), has been chosen as the 2017 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award recipient. One of Purdue University's top three research honors, the Bement Award is the most prestigious award the university bestows in pure and applied science and engineering.
Jean A. Chmielewski, the Alice Watson Kramer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and professor of biomedical engineering, has been chosen as the 2017 Herbert Newby McCoy Award recipient. One of Purdue University's top three research honors, the McCoy Award is the most prestigious award the university bestows in the natural sciences.
A specialized type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works.