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  Purdue ME welcomes 12 new faculty
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The School of Mechanical Engineering is extensively expanding faculty to meet the needs of a growing student population and student programs and services. ME is pleased to announce the addition of 12 new faculty members for 2014-15 across 9 research areas.
Schematic diagram 'Microfluidics' enables production of 'shape-controllable microgels' sought for medicine, research
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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 System encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun
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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 Rebecca Kramer on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list
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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."
Logo Purdue ME students to demonstrate senior-design innovations
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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.

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