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March 28, 2017

Teaching Machines to Pinpoint Earthquake Damage

Shirley Dyke, Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and her Post Doc, Chul Min Yeum are the first to combine computer vision and deep-learning technologies for rapid assessment of structural wreckage.
December 16, 2016

George Chiu named editor-in-chief

George Chiu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as the Editor-in-Chief for the publication IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, starting in January 2017.
November 1, 2016

Davies wins noise control award

Patricia Davies received the 2016 Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics from ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
October 27, 2016

Chaitanya Bhat: Sweet Sounds of Engineering

A native of Bangalore, India, Chaitanya Bhat came to Purdue University as a graduate student in mechanical engineering, researching the acoustic properties of diesel engines at Herrick Labs. At the same time, he has always had a love for North Indian (Hindustani) classical music. Now he can pursue his two favorite kinds of sound: as an acoustical engineer for Honeywell in Bangalore, and as a performing musician in concerts and recordings. In his own words, here is Chaitanya's story...
October 19, 2016

Speed Dating for Industry Research: Cummins and Purdue

Cummins, Inc. and Purdue University have been industry partners for many years. At a recent networking event, members of Cummins and Purdue shared a lunchtime "speed dating" session, where they could learn about each other's research -- and then 5 minutes later, move on to learn about the next person's research. More connections between industry, researchers, and students, translates to more opportunities to move the world forward.
September 15, 2016

German and USA Students Learn About Refrigeration Together

Graduate students from Purdue teamed up with students from Dresden, Germany to complete an international course in refrigeration and compressors. They spent one week at the Technical University of Dresden, collaborated long-distance over the summer, and then convened for one week at Purdue University's Herrick Labs to present their final projects.
July 12, 2016

Creating a More Intelligent Building: Herrick Conferences

Did you know that buildings consume 40 percent of the nation's energy? Creating efficient buildings saves energy, and helps to stave off climate change. That's the focus of three simultaneous conferences happening this week at Herrick Labs: the 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, the 23rd International Compressor Engineering Conference, and the 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference.
July 7, 2016

CNN features Herrick Labs

CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, visited Herrick Labs in April to film a segment about the indoor air quality of bedding materials.
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