News and Events

April 9, 2015
A dedication ceremony is planned April 18 for Visiting Our Solar System, a $1.5 million student-led interactive exhibit that puts the size of space in perspective and celebrates the contributions of alumna and NASA astronaut Janice Voss.
April 10, 2015
Six College of Engineering faculty members were recently named University Faculty Scholars.
April 14, 2015
Professor R. Neal Houze was recently named as the recipient of the 2015 A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award in the College of Engineering at Purdue. This marks the second time that Professor Houze has received this award that honors faculty members for outstanding teaching performance in all phases of the College of Engineering's undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette campus.
April 13, 2015
Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This award is given to recognize Professor Ribeiro's outstanding research in the field of Catalysis.
April 10, 2015
Distinguished Professor Sangtae Kim was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). This prestigious recognition is the AICHE's highest grade of membership and was bestowed upon Kim for his significant professional accomplishment in chemical engineering.
April 9, 2015
Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Viktor J. Cybulskis was recently honored by Purdue for his efforts to improve safety in the laboratory. Cybulskis, who is advised by Professor Fabio H. Ribeiro, received the award at the university’s annual safety chair meeting in March.
April 7, 2015
A Purdue University researcher and entrepreneur is commercializing her laboratory's innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to form fibrils that resemble those found in the body's tissues.
April 7, 2015
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
April 7, 2015
Bill Oakes, director of EPICS and associate professor of engineering education, has been chosen by the Purdue Office of Engagement to receive its 2015 Faculty Engagement Fellow Award. The annual award is given to a full professor who has done outstanding work in the scholarship of engagement.
April 1, 2015
Rajamani Gounder, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, which recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research. The grant provides $15,000 annually for research support until tenure is achieved, or up to three years.
March 31, 2015
Purdue is reaffirming its nondiscrimination policy in light of the recent signing of the religious freedom restoration act in Indiana.
March 30, 2015
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers retained its Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national championship on Saturday (March 28) by defeating teams from around the nation in building a complicated, whimsical device to accomplish a simple everyday task.
March 30, 2015
A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases.
March 27, 2015
A study at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has found that new Pre-Check procedures may shave more than 11 minutes off a passenger's security screening.
March 26, 2015
Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) is sharing in a 2015 Google Rise Award partnership grant.
March 26, 2015
Beth Holloway
The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), directed by Beth Holloway, has received a 2015 Google Rise Award. The $85,000 partnership award was granted to Science Buddies; WIEP; and girlSPARC (Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club); to support their collaboration.
March 24, 2015
Purdue University has joined a group of 122 U.S. universities to educate a new generation of engineers with specialties aimed at tackling some of the most pressing issues facing society.
March 23, 2015
Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.
March 23, 2015
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste.
March 23, 2015
Beth Holloway
Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program and assistant dean of undergraduate education for the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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