Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Spotlights

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.
Patrick Loehrer
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
New Zucrow Buildings
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.
Schematic diagram
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.
Toy Robot
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."
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December 8, 2014
Purdue University students completing a mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate 21 inventions, from a shape-morphing airplane wing and an inexpensive, lifelike prosthetic foot to an autonomous stadium-sweeping system.
Tim Fisher
November 26, 2014
Professors Tim Fisher, Jay Gore, Eckhard Groll, Monika Ivantysynova, and Greg Shaver have been elected for 2013-2014.
Thomas Sederberg
November 6, 2014
Each year the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University recognizes alumni who have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service, or other endeavors related to mechanical engineering. The 2014 OME honorees are John P. Clark, Jason T. LeRoy, Thomas W. Sederberg, Detlev K. Seidel, and Brent W. Webb.
Coffee coals grilling
October 22, 2014
A Purdue University mechanical engineering alumnus has developed a faster, more environmentally friendly way to grill food this tailgating season by using coffee briquettes made from coffee grounds.
Micro robot
October 14, 2014
Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe.
Graphene
October 6, 2014
Professor Timothy Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and founder and Chief Technology Officer of BlueVine Graphene Industries, developed the technology that is enabling the company to address the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications.
Soft robots
September 30, 2014
Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots.
Chip schematic
September 23, 2014
Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer.