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September 1, 2020

Your Paper Notebook Could Become Your Next Tablet

Innovators from Purdue Industrial Engineering hope their new technology can help transform paper sheets from a notebook into a music player interface and make food packaging interactive.

August 11, 2020

Urban Sustainability - Podcast featuring IE Prof. Hua Cai

For July 2020, the College of Engineering is featuring research from across Environmental and Ecological Engineering (known as EEE at Purdue) in three episodes. This first episode is hosted by John Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and features an interview with Hua Cai, an assistant professor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering and in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University.


August 10, 2020

Persistent Pursuit of Excellence: Student Consulting Organization Stronger than Ever

“When I was a Freshman, I went to the career fair not really sure what I wanted to do. After standing in a consulting company line at a job fair for two hours, I got up to the front only to learn they don’t take freshmen. I asked what they look for, they said, ‘consulting experience’. … I found Purdue Solutions.”

August 4, 2020

Liu & Scutari on DoE IoT Grant Team

Two Purdue IE professors are on a team awarded $2.3 million to develop solutions allowing utility decision makers to assess and activate optimization, accelerate service recovery during damage or failure, and coordinate the operation points of devices under severe communication constraints.


July 31, 2020

Invention offers new option for monitoring heart health

An invention may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health.

A team at Purdue University has developed self-powered wearable triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-based contact layers for monitoring cardiovascular health. TENGs help conserve mechanical energy and turn it into power.
July 27, 2020

Wachs and Rojas-Munoz Demo VR for in-Field Medical Coaching

War zones can be too far from operating rooms, preventing soldiers from receiving the surgery they need fast enough.

A Purdue University-led study is the first to show medics successfully performing surgery in life-like simulations of these war zones by receiving guidance from surgeons through an augmented reality headset.
July 10, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor Opening

The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, full-time, academic year (9 month), beginning in August 2020.
July 8, 2020

Weiler named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

A Purdue-record 76 student-athletes earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recognition for their academic excellence during the 2019-20 school year. Among them is industrial engineering junior and Purdue Men's golf star, Joe Weiler.

July 6, 2020

Parsing tweets to strengthen community disaster resilience

Extreme weather and climate events cause significant loss of life and property, as well as substantial social and economic loss. Compounding the problem, population growth in vulnerable areas, resource constraints and climate extremes make it difficult to rapidly recover interrupted services — especially in the context of climate change, as we face a future in which disasters will become more severe or more frequent. And the COVID-19 pandemic has added new needs.

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