News and Events

July 20, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (June 17) authorized a construction contract for a $6.2 million project to renovate the College of Engineering lab space in the east wing of Forney Hall.
July 16, 2015
Jennifer Weerts Rumsey (ME '96) has been named chief technical officer for Cummins Inc., becoming the first woman to serve in that role. Rumsey, the former vice president of engineering for the engine business at Cummins, was promoted to the position after the retirement of John Wall, vice president and chief technical officer, in June.
July 14, 2015
Michael Birck (BSEE '60, DEA '91, HDR '95) died Monday, July 6 at age 77. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, the headship for electrical and computer engineering, and two ECE named professorships bear his name.
July 14, 2015
New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.
July 14, 2015
A new "smart capsule" under development could deliver medications directly to the large intestines to target certain medical conditions.
July 9, 2015
A key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection would be lost without directions provided by vitamin A, according to a recent study.
July 9, 2015
Leah Jamieson, Purdue University's John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, will travel to the White House on Thursday (July 9) for a roundtable discussion on ways to increase the involvement of women and girls, as well as other underrepresented groups, in STEM fields of study.
July 1, 2015
Professor Vlad Shalaev has won the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2015 William Streifer Scientific Achievement award "for seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the ground-breaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials."
June 30, 2015
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
June 30, 2015
Jill M. Hruby today was named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest national lab. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17.
June 30, 2015
Karl Smith, professor of cooperative learning in engineering education, recently received an American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
June 29, 2015
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen Ruth Streveler, associate professor of engineering education, to be a fellow member.
June 29, 2015
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
June 29, 2015
Chittayong (Jao) and Caitlin Surakitbanharn, students of Dr. Steven J. Landry, have been awarded 1st Place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for their innovative design for Airport Management and Planning. The program is sponsored by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
June 30, 2015
Yung Shin, the Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, has been awarded the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The research medal honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.
June 24, 2015
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
June 23, 2015
More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.
June 19, 2015
EPICS, the Engineering Projects in Community Service program that is being emulated in colleges and high schools around the world, is featured in an online article at Mediaplanet’s Education and Career News site.
June 16, 2015
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
June 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hibiki on being elected as Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow.
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