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July 29, 2015
Purdue University's Seng-Liang Wang Hall received a gold level certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, organization, recognizing Wang Hall's best-in-class "green" building strategies and practices.
July 27, 2015
The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow - and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.
July 27, 2015
Purdue University will host a conference bringing together scientists from the U.S. and China to address global challenges involving the Earth's Critical Zone.
July 27, 2015
The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program will hold its annual research symposium Aug. 6 at Purdue University.
July 20, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (June 17) authorized a construction contract for a $6.2 million project to renovate the College of Engineering lab space in the east wing of Forney Hall.
July 16, 2015
Jennifer Weerts Rumsey (ME '96) has been named chief technical officer for Cummins Inc., becoming the first woman to serve in that role. Rumsey, the former vice president of engineering for the engine business at Cummins, was promoted to the position after the retirement of John Wall, vice president and chief technical officer, in June.
July 14, 2015
A new "smart capsule" under development could deliver medications directly to the large intestines to target certain medical conditions.
July 14, 2015
New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.
July 14, 2015
Michael Birck (BSEE '60, DEA '91, HDR '95) died Monday, July 6 at age 77. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, the headship for electrical and computer engineering, and two ECE named professorships bear his name.
July 9, 2015
Leah Jamieson, Purdue University's John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, will travel to the White House on Thursday (July 9) for a roundtable discussion on ways to increase the involvement of women and girls, as well as other underrepresented groups, in STEM fields of study.
July 9, 2015
A key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection would be lost without directions provided by vitamin A, according to a recent study.
July 1, 2015
Professor Vlad Shalaev has won the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2015 William Streifer Scientific Achievement award "for seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the ground-breaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials."
June 30, 2015
Jill M. Hruby today was named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest national lab. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17.
June 30, 2015
Karl Smith, professor of cooperative learning in engineering education, recently received an American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
June 30, 2015
Yung Shin, the Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, has been awarded the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME, formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The research medal honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.
June 30, 2015
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
June 29, 2015
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has chosen Ruth Streveler, associate professor of engineering education, to be a fellow member.
June 29, 2015
Chittayong (Jao) and Caitlin Surakitbanharn, students of Dr. Steven J. Landry, have been awarded 1st Place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for their innovative design for Airport Management and Planning. The program is sponsored by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
June 29, 2015
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
June 24, 2015
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
June 23, 2015
More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.
June 19, 2015
EPICS, the Engineering Projects in Community Service program that is being emulated in colleges and high schools around the world, is featured in an online article at Mediaplanet’s Education and Career News site.
June 16, 2015
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
June 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hibiki on being elected as Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow.
June 15, 2015
Purdue University will create an Engineering Education Skunkworks as part of a national effort to transform how undergraduate engineering is taught in U.S. universities.
May 28, 2015
Purdue is one of five universities tapped for projects aimed at increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive culture for underrepresented minorities and women in mechanical engineering.
May 19, 2015
High school students from economically disadvantaged families with interests in chemistry might be eligible for an internship program this summer at Purdue University.
May 18, 2015
Shripad Revankar, professor of nuclear engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ANS, the American Nuclear Society — the society's highest membership grade.
May 15, 2015
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (May 15, 2015) approved Muhammad Ashraful Alam as the Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robert P. Lucht as the Ralph and Bettye Bailey Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Scott D. Sudhoff as the Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
May 12, 2015
Three new studies suggest that when communities are hit with disasters that contaminate drinking water the official decision-making and response often lack scientific basis.
May 7, 2015
Monika Ivantysynova, the Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2015 Robert E. Koski Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
May 7, 2015
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on April 17 approved naming the future Active Learning Center for two College of Engineering alumni brothers to honor their long-term commitment and generous support of Purdue University Libraries.
May 6, 2015
Gintaras "Rex" Reklaitis, Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Malcolm E. Pruitt Award by the Council of Chemical Research.
May 1, 2015
We are very grateful to our extraordinary alums and friends from around the world who gave so generously during our Purdue Day of Giving.
April 28, 2015
Engineering is again participating in the University's Bravo Awards program, which recognizes the extraordinary achievements of College of Engineering faculty and staff. The deadline for this round of nominations is May 21.
April 27, 2015
Two key labs in Seng-Liang Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering celebrated grand openings Friday, April 24. The Grainger Energy Conversion and Microgrid Laboratory, and The Grainer Power Magnetics Fabrication Laboratory are located on the first floor of Wang Hall. A $1 million grant from the privately held Grainger Foundation helped fund the laboratories where faculty and students will not only design, but also fabricate electrical machinery — a unique combination for a university.
April 23, 2015
Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will today (4/23/15) receive the Rochester Institute of Technology's first Kate Gleason Medal for Leadership in Engineering Education.
April 23, 2015
Monika Ivantysynova, the Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
April 21, 2015
The inaugural class of U.S. military officers in the Purdue Military Research Initiative is helping the university advance its research efforts and launching future leaders in the STEM fields.
April 21, 2015
Agriculture and biological engineering professor D. Marshall Porterfield will headline the next Science on Tap with a talk focusing on the technology and engineering needed to launch the space missions that will retrieve asteroids and explore Mars.
April 21, 2015
Three Purdue University undergraduate students will present their research to members of congress and federal funding agencies as part of the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual Posters on the Hill event Wednesday and Thursday (April 22-23) in Washington, D.C.
April 14, 2015
Professor R. Neal Houze was recently named as the recipient of the 2015 A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award in the College of Engineering at Purdue. This marks the second time that Professor Houze has received this award that honors faculty members for outstanding teaching performance in all phases of the College of Engineering's undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette campus.
April 13, 2015
Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This award is given to recognize Professor Ribeiro's outstanding research in the field of Catalysis.
April 10, 2015
Twenty College of Engineering faculty members were promoted to associate and full professorships at the meeting of the Purdue Board of Trustees on April 10.
April 10, 2015
Distinguished Professor Sangtae Kim was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). This prestigious recognition is the AICHE's highest grade of membership and was bestowed upon Kim for his significant professional accomplishment in chemical engineering.
April 10, 2015
Six College of Engineering faculty members were recently named University Faculty Scholars.
April 10, 2015
Purdue's Board of Trustees on Friday (April 10) approved a contract for a new supercomputer project that will keep the university on the cutting edge of research computing power.
April 10, 2015
A study aimed at improving engineering education in public schools found that only a dozen states clearly define and lay out engineering curricula for K-12 students in their science standards, and only four of these states present a "comprehensive" inclusion of engineering.
April 10, 2015
A partnership program in which the final two years of a Purdue University bachelor's degree in engineering may be offered on Vincennes University campuses was announced Friday (April 10) by Purdue and Vincennes. The program is a partnership among Vincennes, Purdue's College of Engineering at West Lafayette and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
April 9, 2015
A dedication ceremony is planned April 18 for Visiting Our Solar System, a $1.5 million student-led interactive exhibit that puts the size of space in perspective and celebrates the contributions of alumna and NASA astronaut Janice Voss.
April 9, 2015
Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Viktor J. Cybulskis was recently honored by Purdue for his efforts to improve safety in the laboratory. Cybulskis, who is advised by Professor Fabio H. Ribeiro, received the award at the university’s annual safety chair meeting in March.
April 7, 2015
Bill Oakes, director of EPICS and associate professor of engineering education, has been chosen by the Purdue Office of Engagement to receive its 2015 Faculty Engagement Fellow Award. The annual award is given to a full professor who has done outstanding work in the scholarship of engagement.
April 7, 2015
A Purdue University researcher and entrepreneur is commercializing her laboratory's innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to form fibrils that resemble those found in the body's tissues.
April 7, 2015
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
April 1, 2015
Rajamani Gounder, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, which recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research. The grant provides $15,000 annually for research support until tenure is achieved, or up to three years.
March 31, 2015
Purdue is reaffirming its nondiscrimination policy in light of the recent signing of the religious freedom restoration act in Indiana.
March 30, 2015
A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases.
March 30, 2015
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers retained its Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national championship on Saturday (March 28) by defeating teams from around the nation in building a complicated, whimsical device to accomplish a simple everyday task.
March 27, 2015
A study at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has found that new Pre-Check procedures may shave more than 11 minutes off a passenger's security screening.
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March 26, 2015
The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), directed by Beth Holloway, has received a 2015 Google Rise Award. The $85,000 partnership award was granted to Science Buddies; WIEP; and girlSPARC (Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club); to support their collaboration.
March 23, 2015
The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi recently announced that Arvind Varma, the R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. He will be honored at the 2015 Sigma Xi banquet at the John Purdue Room on April 8.