Envisioning the Future
It is likely that the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 will change the way our society works, lives and innovates for decades to come. How will we respond to future pandemics, financial crises, and natural or human-made disasters? How might we “engineer” resilience into our society’s systems – infrastructure, logistics, wireless connectivity, innovation, healthcare, energy, food, manufacturing, financial, business, social and community organizations? Engineering innovation can play a powerful transformative role in enabling resilience in our society’s systems. Purdue Engineering faculty are taking a leading role in advancing public dialogue on the technological and social innovations that will shape our collective resilient future.
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering provides insights into what a pandemic can teach us about climate resilience.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering is harnessing artificial intelligence and social media to enable better responses to emergencies.
Professor of Industrial Engineering says the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to design smart technology specifically for older adults.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering talks with Fast Company about how to redesign travel to prevent virus spread.
Mechanical Engineering professor describes in Forbes piece how trusting robots can help us fight the next pandemic.
The New York Times interviews Purdue Engineering researchers on how plumbing systems in buildings closed during the COVID-19 crisis may transmit Legionnaires’ disease.
Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Civil Engineering says swimming pool water is not likely to spread the novel coronavirus.
ESPN quotes Purdue Engineering faculty on a new football safety solution for the post-COVID-19 era.
Civil Engineering professor explains how connected and autonomous vehicles can enhance transportation safety and road maintenance.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering is advancing 5G technology with research "in the weeds."
Purdue Engineering researchers explore water quality in buildings closed due to COVID-19.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering shares insight with CNN on how to stop coronavirus spread on planes and cruise ships.
Dean of Purdue Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering shares five reasons why 5G is essential in America.