2019 News

December 16, 2019

Purdue names Mark Lundstrom acting dean for College of Engineering

Purdue University Provost Jay Akridge has announced the appointment of Mark Lundstrom as acting dean of the College of Engineering. Lundstrom will serve in the position while Dean Mung Chiang serves a one-year appointment with the U.S. Department of State.
December 13, 2019

ECE's Roy and Jung develop current sensing technology to improve machine learning

The same small piece of technology that one day may help train welding robots and monitor electric vehicles could enable energy companies to better power smart homes and factories. Purdue University innovators have developed a sensing module that works with machine learning for applications ranging from electric cars to manufacturing and home design.
December 10, 2019

ME's Cappelleri designs micro-robotic tools for precise back surgery

Approximately 75 percent to 85 percent of Americans will experience back pain during their lifetime, with more than 3 million cases of spinal disc herniation in the U.S. each year. The most common surgical spinal procedure in this country is lumbar discectomy — removing the herniated disc material in the lower back that is irritating or inflaming the nerve root — with over 350,000 cases annually.
December 10, 2019

Rhoads and DeBoer team receives $2.5M NSF grant for transformative education work

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue (MEERCat Purdue). The center is a joint venture between Purdue University’s schools of Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineering to study the underlying culture of collaborators who implement Freeform, a pedagogical system developed at Purdue.
December 10, 2019

Purdue Engineering dean to spend year in U.S. Department of State on global technology

Purdue University announced Monday (Dec. 9) that President Mitch Daniels has approved a one-year leave of absence for its engineering dean to provide vital expertise to the U.S. Department of State on the economic security of the nation’s global technology initiatives, such as artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks, energy infrastructure, cybersecurity for autonomous systems, and trusted microelectronic chips.
December 9, 2019

18th Annual Staff Awards of Excellence celebrates engineering accomplishments

Bright spotlights illuminated the stage Friday, Dec. 6, at the Shively Club at Ross Ade Stadium as the Purdue College of Engineering celebrated the contributions of 18 engineering staff members for 2019. Dean Mung Chiang welcomed more than 200 guests, including the honorees, their families, friends and colleagues. “Staff make the College hum. We wouldn’t be here today without their awesome contributions,” said the dean.
December 5, 2019

CE's Zavattieri team finds human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. A team of researchers at Cornell University, Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University discovered how a “beam” in human bone material handles a lifetime’s worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of stronger 3D-printed lightweight materials.
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