Research: Expanding the boundaries of science and technology

Few colleges can match the depth and breadth of Purdue Engineering’s research capabilities and talent. We are focused on 21st century impact — leading the way in reshaping the research universe through discovery and innovation.

Picking the Molecular Lock to Recycle Plastic

Sometimes yesterday’s innovation becomes today’s burden. That’s true, to a large extent, with plastic. The plastics industry came into its own during World War II, capitalizing on the material’s pliability to make synthetic goods, which helped conserve natural resources for the war effort.

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Cislunar blueprint to propel space outreach for the next 50 years

Joint call to action by industry, academia, and government leaders moves Purdue to the forefront of driving the cislunar economy for the next 50 years and beyond

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