Spotlights

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.
November 12, 2014
Michelle Munk, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, will speak at Purdue on Nov. 20 about her career.
November 11, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants.
November 5, 2014
Purdue University alumnus Jerry A. Brand will deliver a talk on Nov. 19 as part of the School of Mechanical Engineering's Charles E. and Louise W. Springer Lecture Series in Economics and Innovation.
November 5, 2014
The 2014 Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium, hosted by the Purdue University School of Engineering Education, will explore handling risk in products and processes.
November 5, 2014
Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.
October 31, 2014
Dean Leah Jamieson has opened nominations for the college’s second round of Bravo Awards, which are for faculty and staff who have made specific accomplishments in any of four categories.
November 12, 2014
Scientific and community leaders will speak at Purdue University on Nov. 12 during a forum on the Freedom Industries chemical spill earlier this year in Charleston, West Virginia.
October 20, 2014
Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.
October 16, 2014
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Purdue University's College of Engineering have established a scholarship and mentoring program for engineering students interested in pursuing a law degree.
October 15, 2014
Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment.
October 24, 2014
Purdue University alumnus and astronaut Charles Walker will speak on campus Oct. 24 about his experience in the space program. His talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall.
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