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October 17, 2019

Bioinspired origami wins award

Andres Arrieta has won the 2019 Best Paper Award from ASME's Aerospace Division, Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems Technical Committee, awarded in September in Louisville, KY. The paper describes how Arrieta and colleagues from ETH Zurich duplicated the bi-stable folding wing shape of an earwig.
October 4, 2019

Living Labs measure every aspect of indoor air quality

Brandon Boor studies indoor air contaminants. He's conducting one of the largest studies of its kind in the Living Labs at Herrick, specially-designed office spaces that are rigged with thousands of sensors. The goal is to identify all types of indoor air contaminants and recommend ways to control them through how a building is designed and operated.
August 13, 2019

Women in Defense scholarship winner

Congratulations to Jillian Joffe, recipient of the Women in Defense Horizons Scholarship. A graduate student under professor Jeff Rhoads, Jillian is the 3rd Purdue woman to win the scholarship in two years.
July 22, 2019

Purdue is engineering the future of life in space

Shirley Dyke's RETH Institute (Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats) will play a huge role in Purdue's new Cislunar Initiative, establishing Purdue's prominence in the new lunar economy. Dyke plans to build a quarter-scale lunar habitat at Herrick Labs.
June 12, 2019

Salvador Rojas got through college the hard way

Salvador Rojas worked his way up from being a janitor in California, to being a summer intern in engineering, to now being a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue's Programmable Structures Lab, under Prof. Andres Arrieta. Salvador wrote about his experience for the Los Angeles Times.
May 22, 2019

Eckhard Groll chosen as new head of ME

We are pleased to announce that Eckhard Groll will become the new head of the School of Mechanical Engineering. He will take over for Anil Bajaj on July 1.
May 21, 2019

Giving "Spidey Sense" to machines

"Spidey Sense" is real! It's called "mechanosensing," and animals have it naturally. Now Andres Arrieta is giving the same capability to autonomous vehicles.
May 7, 2019

Soft Tumbling Micro-Robots

Squishy micro-robots are on the move! Prof. David Cappelleri's latest soft-bodied mobile microbots have made the cover of the journal Micromachines
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