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June 18, 2021

New energy-efficient HVAC system from ME, CHPB researchers

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.
June 18, 2021

10 Virtual Labs Faculty Fellows selected to develop new interactive learning opportunities

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.
June 17, 2021

Engaging communities to advance healthcare through human-centered design

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.
June 15, 2021

ChE’s L. Wang plastic-to-fuel tech to be commercialized

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.
June 12, 2021

ME’s Gore to oversee En’Urga product testing at Zucrow

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.
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