News and Events

February 20, 2015
Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the 2015 Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
February 18, 2015
The biggest cash donation in Purdue University’s history will fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students.
February 16, 2015
Peter Bermel, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
February 16, 2015
Purdue University associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering Nathan Mosier has been appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair, continuing a partnership to develop new uses for soybeans.
February 13, 2015
JoAnn Browning (PhD CE '98), dean of the College of Engineering and the David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been selected as a one of four Purdue University Distinguished Women Scholars for 2015-2016.
February 13, 2015
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and NASA official William Gerstenmaier will discuss human space exploration on Feb. 23 during a public conversation. The conversation on "Pathways to Space Exploration" will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It will be free and open to the public.
February 12, 2015
Purdue University's Women in Engineering Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design (I2D2) program will hold a free open house for elementary and middle school students Feb. 28.
February 12, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees on Thursday (Feb. 12) ratified the distinguished professorship of Ahmed Hassanein, now the Paul L. Wattelet Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering. Hassanein has been the Paul L. Wattelet Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering since 2009. He also is director of the Center for Materials Under eXtreme Environment.
February 11, 2015
Four university teams will compete in the Purdue Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21. The regional competition, presented by the Purdue Engineering Student Council, will be held in the Purdue Armory. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the contest will begin at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
February 10, 2015
A new, relatively simple process makes it possible to create biocompatible particles called shape-controllable microgels that could be custom-designed for specific roles such as drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering building blocks and biomedical research.
February 9, 2015
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis.
February 3, 2015
Morgan Hynes, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
February 2, 2015
Craig Goergen, a Purdue University assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says a new American Heart Association campaign that urges people to call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack can be a life-saver.
January 28, 2015
Professor John Morgan was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). This prestigious recognition is bestowed on the top two percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers responsible for medical discovery and innovation.
January 28, 2015
Engineering Week, the annual celebration of Purdue's engineering heritage, will move from February to April this year.
January 27, 2015
Jennifer DeBoer, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
January 22, 2015
The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) is awarding its 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award to Dr. Allison Godwin.
January 21, 2015
The West Lafayette campus observed the first anniversary of engineering student Andrew Boldt’s death with a moment of silence at noon. The observance was initiated by Purdue Student Government.
January 20, 2015
Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.
January 16, 2015
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
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