Office Hours: A Conversation with MSE head Dave Bahr

Dave Bahr, head of the School of Materials Engineering, chatted with AAE undergraduate Nachi Yellapragada in the College of Engineering's video series, "Office Hours."

Dave Bahr, head of the School of Materials Engineering, isn't a "coffee snob." But he made sure there's a grinder in MSE -- the best to fuel his ability to drink a portion of his 8-10 cups per day.

"That's what we call Wednesday," Bahr told School of Aeronautics and Astronautics senior Nachi Yellapragada during the latest "Office Hours."

The series kicks off for the 2023-24 academic year with Bahr spilling not only about his coffee habits but also writing a cookbook while he was a student at Purdue, what's special about the bike he rides around campus, why he gives students YouTube homework and more.

"Office Hours" offers a look into the lives of Purdue Engineering faculty, focusing on how they spend time away from the University's West Lafayette campus, what motivates them in life and much more.  

The videos publish once per month during the academic year and feature professors from across the College. The full playlist can be viewed on the College of Engineering's YouTube channel