Spotlights

August 27, 2015
Purdue Lunabotics, a student organization focused on the advancement of robotics for space exploration, recently placed second in the on-site mining category at the 2015 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
August 26, 2015
A print advertisement for Engineering Professional Education (EPE) has received a 2015 Silver Award for a Single Ad from UPCEA, the University Professional & Continuing Education Association.
August 26, 2015
Mark S. Geyer (BSAAE '82, MSAAE '83) has been named deputy director of the Johnson Space Center (JSC), effective in mid-September.
August 24, 2015
Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away.
August 19, 2015
Fifty-three faculty members are joining the College of Engineering for the 2015-16 academic year.
August 19, 2015
New research into the effects of repeated head impacts on high school football players has shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who have not been diagnosed with concussions and suggest the brain may not fully heal during the offseason.
August 18, 2015
New research findings contradict a fundamental assumption about the functioning of "organic" solar cells made of low-cost plastics, suggesting a new strategy for creating inexpensive solar technology.
August 11, 2015
Researchers have solved a key obstacle in creating the underlying technology for miniature optical sensors to detect chemicals and biological compounds, high-precision spectroscopy, ultra-stable microwave sources, and optical communications systems that transmit greater volumes of information with better quality.
August 10, 2015
A new study provides guidance to health officials and drinking water providers on how to decontaminate plumbing systems.
August 10, 2015
PhD Student Joseph M. Lukens
Recent PhD student Joseph M. Lukens has been selected for the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society.
July 30, 2015
Forbes magazine has named Lafayette/West Lafayette No. 2 in its ranking of the 200 Best Small Places for Business and Careers behind The Villages, Florida. Forbes points to Purdue University as having a large impact on both communities, also citing the area's cost of living, which is 11.1 percent below the national average, its 4.8 percent unemployment rate and 1.8 percent job-growth rate.
August 3, 2015
Using heat to style curly hair poses a nagging problem: applying too much causes permanent damage resulting in limp fibers devoid of natural curve. Researchers are now working to learn precisely how much heat to apply and how frequently to use heat treatment for a given hair type without destroying it.
August 3, 2015
Researchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies.
July 29, 2015
Purdue University's Seng-Liang Wang Hall received a gold level certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, organization, recognizing Wang Hall's best-in-class "green" building strategies and practices.
July 27, 2015
The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow - and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.
August 6, 2015
The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program will hold its annual research symposium Aug. 6 at Purdue University.
July 27, 2015
Purdue University will host a conference bringing together scientists from the U.S. and China to address global challenges involving the Earth's Critical Zone.
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.
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