Top computing research think-tank Computing Community Consortium (CCC) interviewed ABE’s Somali Chaterji for its “Great Innovative Idea” feature. Chaterji leads the Innovatory for Cells and Neural Machines.
Circulating outdoor air in buildings is safer than recirculating indoor air, but it’s not cost-effective. Now Purdue University engineers have proposed a system that combines new membrane technology with the latest HVAC systems to make 100% outdoor air systems more energy-efficient and economically feasible.
Virtual labs have been gaining ground in the College of Engineering. By combining mixed reality technologies with physics-based modeling and simulation and authentic machine interfaces, virtual labs are enriching learning. To expand the reach of this innovative instructional approach, the College has launched the Virtual Labs Faculty Fellows program, and has selected and engaged the first cohort of fellows.
A fully printable biosensor made of soft bio-inks simultaneously records and makes images of tissues and organs during surgery. Shown here interfacing with a pig heart, the biosensor was created by BME/ME’s Chi Hwan Lee and tested by BME’s Craig Goergen and team, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Human-centered design (HCD) is a comprehensive approach to problem solving that focuses on the specific needs and wants of people from the beginning to the end of the design process. BME’s Natalia Rodriguez discusses how HCD is a way to meaningfully engage end users to generate innovative solutions to a particular challenge.
Hasler Ventures LLC plans to scale up to commercial levels a Purdue University patented technology that may accelerate the volume of waste plastic recycling. Developed by ChE’s Linda Wang, the innovation is called Low-Pressure Hydrothermal Processing and promises an economically and environmentally safe way to transform polyolefin plastic into gasoline, diesel fuel and other high-value items.
Purdue University-affiliated En’Urga received a NASA SBIR Phase I grant to develop a diagnostic tool to validate advanced technologies and vehicles. ME’s Jay Gore will oversee testing of the product at the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories.
Purdue University engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.