From inventing rapid hand-held tests for COVID-19 to 3D-printing protective equipment, to identifying previously unknown risks to public health from building closures, to projects to diminish disease spread on campus, Purdue Engineering students, faculty and staff are responding to the urgent challenges of the pandemic while driving permanent innovation in emergency response capabilities.
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor tells how public cameras offer pandemic insights. (More information in first item below.)
Purdue Engineering will develop algorithms to detect earliest signs of COVID-19 from biometric smartwatch data.
Chemical Engineering Professor partners with Spirrow Therapeutics on NSF funded research aiming to improve treatment for patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome using novel, biocompatible polymer lung surfactants.
Biomedical Engineering Professor receives NSF funding to develop a three-dimensional flexible sensor to predict the effect of potential anti-viral drugs for COVID-19 on the human heart.
Team led by an Electrical and Computer Engineering professor receives NSF funding to create a software infrastructure to analyze the risk of COVID-19 and future epidemics in crowded locations.
Civil Engineering professor receives NSF funding for a research project exploring the role of the built environment in both amplifying and suppressing the effects of COVID-19, especially during co-occurrence of natural hazards, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies graduate volunteers to administer COVID-19 vaccine.
Biomedical Engineering professor describes how his team is developing smart, connected health solutions to address COVID-19 issues and prepare for future healthcare challenges.
Professor of Industrial Engineering explains how her team uses system modeling and decision-making tools to help supply chains respond to unexpected events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student collaborates with Purdue researchers to develop a new N-95 facemask for better fit, handling, and sustainability..
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor develops technology to unobtrusively and automatically detect proximity between two people through a Bluetooth transceiver that is small enough to be worn around a lanyard.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor receives NSF funding to develop a comprehensive approach to modeling, learning, analysis and control of epidemic processes over time-varying and multi-layer networks.
Materials Engineering professor receives funding from IdentifySensors Biologics Corp. to develop a nucleic acid-based, rapid electrochemical test for COVID-19 diagnosis in saliva, and to develop strategies to evaluate food quality through electrochemical sensing.
School of Industrial Engineering students and alumni describe their innovative, impactful pandemic response efforts.
Purdue Engineering researchers receive NSF funding to organize and lead a nationwide Building Water System Research Collaborative.
Materials Engineering professor collaborates with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a paper-based lateral flow assay for COVID-19 detection in saliva.
Biomedical Engineering professor receives NSF funding to improve the delivery of healthcare to the growing sector of the population served by nursing homes.
Mechanical Engineering graduate student takes part in developing a way to extend the shelf life of N95 masks.
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor receives an NSF grant to study effects of transportation on the spread of COVID-19.
Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering leads a team working to increase the efficiency of cloud-hosted databases during the data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic.
A Vertically Integrated Projects team has spearheaded a multi-university project to develop and deploy robots to disinfect hospitals, dorms and other spaces.
Biomedical Engineering team develops a portable, paper-based test for COVID-19.
Purdue Office of Technology and Commercialization is fast-tracking College of Engineering inventions for testing for and treating COVID-19.
Purdue Engineering faculty members, students, staff are using 3D printers to produce medical supplies for hospitals.
Professor of Materials Engineering receives NSF funding to develop a saliva test for coronavirus.
Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers patent a technique for biomolecule detection that may help in COVID-19 testing.
Purdue Engineering faculty, staff and students participate in making PPE for healthcare workers.
A Vertically Integrated Projects team is identifying urgent problems in industries affected by COVID-19, evaluating viable solutions and technologies, and building prototypes for proof-of-concept.
Industrial Engineering team develops patented technology to detect tiny healthcare, supply chain and other system errors, potentially enhancing COVID-19 response.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering leads COVID-19 drug research collaboration with a Bangalore-based company.
Purdue Engineering researchers investigate how the novel coronavirus infects cells, and develop diagnostic tools and medical supplies.
Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering says a diagnostic tool used on cows might unlock a key to COVID-19 testing.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and students are developing a portable set of tools for social distancing on the go.
Agricultural and Biological Engineering research team is developing tools and processes to improve the resilience of our local food system in the face of disruptions, such as COVID-19.
GEARE students, working remotely, design healthcare booth to aid hospitals’ COVID-19 response.
Multidisciplinary team is using a global network of cameras to track social distancing around the world. How to engage.
Professor of Materials Engineering is using new laser treatment technique to make metal surfaces instant bacteria killers.
Professor of Industrial Engineering develops a cloud-based electronic system that may help first responders better react to natural disasters.
College of Engineering contributes to community food drive.
School of Engineering Education Head offers 10 helpful tips for effective online learning.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering is using augmented reality for online learning.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering discusses pioneering work in virtual education.
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Materials Engineering leads the development of virtual labs across the College of Engineering.
Purdue Engineering's Office of Future Engineers is forging new ways to engage and assist future students and their families.
Minority Engineering Program joins National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) for webinars on national efforts for virtual summer camps.
Minority Engineering Program launches We Are Family Series, a weekly interactive virtual discussion connecting prospective students and their parents with the Purdue community.
Minority Engineering Program moves to online delivery of its annual Summer Engineering Workshop and Academic Boot Camp.
Purdue Engineering researchers explore water quality in buildings closed due to COVID-19.
Purdue Engineering receives NSF funding for field study of water quality in Purdue buildings closed during COVID-19.
Purdue Engineering researchers are developing fast, low-cost testing for COVID-19.
Engineering professors across disciplines help create new COVID-19 diagnostic tools.
New Patents Listed with Purdue's Office of Technology Commercialization
Thermoelectric sensor for detecting viruses like SARS-CoV-2
Luna Lu, School of Civil Engineering
Electrochemical Detection Device for COVID-19 in Saliva
Lia Stanciu, School of Materials Engineering
OptimusCloud: Heterogeneous Optimization for Databases in the Cloud
Somali Chaterji, School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Perforated MOS Structure for Single Biomolecule Detection
Saeed Mohammadi, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temperature Controlled Phase-Change Valves for Disposable Nucleic Acid Amplification on Paper
Jacqueline Callihan Linnes, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Fluidic Control Elements in Paper Networks for Signal Enhancement
Jacqueline Callihan Linnes, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Shadow-free UV-light Based Self-disinfecting Surfaces
Tillmann Christopher Kubis, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Retrieving Visual Data from Cameras Connected to the Internet
Yung-Hsiang Lu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
SP3-COVID FILTER: The Novel Mask with Filter Surface Anti-Virus
Luciano Castillo, School of Mechanical Engineering
Whole-body Voluminous Antiviral and Antibacterial Disinfection of Photodynamic Therapy Using Edible Food Dyes
Young Kim, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering