Spotlights

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.
January 12, 2015
Purdue University is part of a deep and diverse team selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a $259 million initiative to develop the next generation of energy-efficient vehicles and wind energy and compressed-gas storage technologies.
January 9, 2015
The College of Engineering's online graduate engineering programs have advanced two spots in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Online Programs, rising from No. 6 in 2014 to 4th in the 2015 listing released Jan. 7. The programs, led by Dale Harris, executive director of the Division of Engineering Professional Education, have been listed in the magazine’s top 10 for the past three years.
December 17, 2014
A new report recommends that states require standardized testing to safeguard against environmental contamination caused by a widely used method for rehabilitating aging drainage culverts.
December 17, 2014
A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.
December 16, 2014
USAC – the United States Auto Club – has announced it will partner with Purdue University to produce the International Collegiate evGrandPrix.
December 16, 2014
A Purdue University graduate student team claimed second place for its low-cost multipurpose utility vehicle for sub-Saharan Africa farmers at USAID's Student Innovation Marketplace competition, an event that drew student teams from across the country.
December 11, 2014
A new method that creates large-area patterns of three-dimensional nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as "plasmonic metamaterials" for advanced technologies.
December 10, 2014
A Purdue-based startup's sensing technology could improve smartphone battery life and service by monitoring and adjusting the phone's cellular antenna to run at its highest efficiency.
December 8, 2014
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 – the purified germanium semiconductor – and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.
December 12, 2014
Purdue University students completing a mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate 21 inventions, from a shape-morphing airplane wing and an inexpensive, lifelike prosthetic foot to an autonomous stadium-sweeping system.
December 5, 2014
Purdue University on Thursday (Dec. 4) announced that GE Global Research will invest up to $10 million in a five-year partnership focused on research and development in advanced manufacturing.
December 3, 2014
A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.
December 3, 2014
Repositories around the world are filled with around one million barrels of nuclear waste that can take up to 240,000 years to decay, according to the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
December 2, 2014
Purdue University's College of Engineering has named four pre-eminent teams to focus on research ranging from drug delivery to nanomanufacturing.
December 1, 2014
The public is invited to a watch party for the launch of NASA's Orion spacecraft Thursday (Dec. 4).
November 26, 2014
Researchers at Nano-Meta Technologies Inc. (NMTI) in the Purdue Research Park have shown how to overcome key limitations of a material that could enable the magnetic storage industry to achieve data-recording densities far beyond today's computers.
November 13, 2014
Researches have uncovered "smoking-gun" evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible "spintronic" devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today's technologies.
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