Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Spotlights

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March 27, 2015
Professor Arvind Raman and colleagues have developed a system capable of detecting defects and networks of nanostructures below the surface of layered nanocomposites using a "Kelvin probe" scanning method with an atomic force microscope. The ability to look below the surface of nanocomposites represents a potential new quality-control tool for industry.
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March 26, 2015
Professor Çağrı Savran's research group focuses on development of novel micro and nano systems for detection of diagnostic biomarkers.
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March 16, 2015
A group at Purdue received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to support faculty and student-led startups, including Lean LaunchPad teams, as they work to develop technology-based, evidence-driven business ideas.
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March 10, 2015
Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering moves up in ranking to #8, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Graduate Schools for Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering also moves up in the rankings to #6 in 2016 Best Engineering Graduate Schools.
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March 5, 2015
Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.
Wheelchair design
February 25, 2015
Medical device manufacturers can license, develop and manufacture a Purdue University design that incorporates an electric seat lift and integrated walker that could help users more easily sit into and get out of a traditional wheelchair.
Tim Fisher
February 25, 2015
Purdue University has formed an industry research consortium as part of a national center, led by Professor Tim Fisher, to create temperature-control technologies for dynamic energy systems on aerospace vehicles.
Roger Linquist
February 19, 2015
ME alums Doug Field, Roger Linquist, and Patrick Loehrer are among the ten exceptional individuals receiving the CoE Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Award this year
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February 19, 2015
The recently announced $40 million Lilly Endowment grant is helping fund a major expansion of the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory for research aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for next-generation jet engines.
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February 11, 2015
Arezoo Ardekani and colleagues have developed a new, relatively simple process making it possible to create biocompatible particles called shape-controllable microgels that could be custom-designed for specific roles such as drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering building blocks and biomedical research.
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January 20, 2015
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
Rebecca Kramer
January 8, 2015
Rebecca Krone Kramer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named to the Forbes’ 2015 "30 Under 30 Who are Moving the World" list in the manufacturing category. The list highlights innovators under the age of 30 "who are modernizing the way things are made in a greener, tech-savvy world."