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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
April 25, 2019

Extra Terrestrial Habitat simulator to be built at Herrick Labs

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute, headed by Shirley Dyke, recently received $15 million from NASA to research how to keep long-term settlements on other planets safe from hazards such as meteoroids, sandstorms, and radiation. The RETH team plans to build a simulated habitat at Herrick Labs.
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