Spotlights

October 13, 2014
Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe.
October 13, 2014
Amanda Haapala, a PhD student in aeronautics and astronautics, received a Women and Hi Tech's Leading Light Award on Oct. 1, in Indianapolis. The Leading Light Award is given in several categories. Haapala won in the Rising Star Award category, which is given to women for their exceptional and substantive achievements early in their technology, science or engineering related careers.
October 13, 2014
A video at the CNN website that discusses NASA’s Project Morpheus makes reference to the work of William Anderson, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, and his students. The video is titled “NASA’s New Pod.”
October 9, 2014
An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers" may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries, and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft.
October 8, 2014
A team of Purdue University students working on a hybrid renewable power system for use in remote communities in need of electricity has been awarded a 2014 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant.
October 8, 2014
Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Masiello will give the 2014 Rolls-Royce Memorial Lecture at Purdue University on Oct. 8.
September 26, 2014
The Purdue University School of Civil Engineering officially will mark its renaming as the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at a ceremony Friday (Sept. 26).
September 23, 2014
The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), directed by Beth Holloway, has been recognized with ABET's 2014 Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity. ABET is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
September 23, 2014
Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots.
September 22, 2014
Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer.
September 19, 2014
Purdue University is moving forward to meet the nation's demand for more engineers while keeping down the cost of higher education through a building based on an innovative public/private partnership.
September 16, 2014
Around 500 B.C, the Greek historian Herodotus documented the first recorded use of an artificial limb after encountering a man with a wooden foot. In 2014 a paraplegic man kicked off the World Cup soccer competition by using a mind-controlled exoskeleton.
September 11, 2014
Leah H. Jamieson, the John A Edwardson Dean of Engineering, shared the 2015 rankings of programs from U.S. News & World Report yesterday.  In the ranking of undergraduate programs at doctoral-granting universities, Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked 9th in the country this year.  Last year Purdue was tied at 10th.
September 11, 2014
New research findings point toward future approaches to fighting bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes and boat propellers. Bacteria secrete a mucus-like "extracellular polymeric substance" that forms biofilms, allowing bacterial colonies to thrive on surfaces.
September 8, 2014
Researchers have shown how to use a new imaging platform to map lipid metabolism in living cells, discovering specifically where cholesterol is stored and pointing toward further studies in obesity, diabetes and longevity.
September 3, 2014
More than half of the students enrolled in this fall’s Purdue University EPICS Learning Community are women, a first for the organization.
September 3, 2014
Purdue University will hold the annual meeting of the Society of Engineering Science in October after hosting the society's first meeting 51 years ago.
August 28, 2014
A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries.
August 22, 2014
As part of the College of Engineering's transformational growth, in April Klod Kokini, associate dean for academic affairs, established a Concierge Program to enhance the college's ability to attract and retain talented faculty. Michelle Jansen, program director, provides job-search assistance to partners of prospective faculty and current faculty, and helps new faculty and their families transition to Purdue and the local community.
August 19, 2014
A Purdue University professor is among 10 researchers named National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows to pursue advanced technologies with potential applications for the U.S. Department of Defense and the commercial sector.
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