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January 22, 2021

A new way of looking at concussions

When Patrick Mahomes got a concussion, we all saw it. But what about the smaller brain injuries you don't see? Prof. Eric Nauman is quoted in this article about how mild hits accumulate damage to the brain.
January 19, 2021

Simulating the dance of colliding vortices

Aircraft turbulence is very complex, with vortices that collide and "dance" with each other. Carlo Scalo has simulated this "dance" using Purdue's supercomputers, creating models that aircraft designers can use to make future aircraft safer.
January 14, 2021

Purdue hypersonics team receives NASA grant

A Purdue team has received a $3.2 million grant from NASA's University Leadership Initiative to use optical and laser-based sensors to monitor the flow around the surfaces of hypersonic vehicles. The team includes Purdue ME professors Chris Goldenstein, Bob Lucht, and Terrence Meyer.
January 13, 2021

Joseph Pearson (1933-2021)

Joseph Pearson, heat transfer professor for 34 years at Purdue Mechanical Engineering, has passed away.
January 12, 2021

Sansit Patnaik wins battery housing design competition

Congratulations to Sansit Patnaik, who won a design competition in Germany by optimizing the battery housing for an electric car. Sansit, a PhD student under Fabio Semperlotti, collaborated remotely with friends at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
January 11, 2021

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Guang Lin hosts webinar on AI and data science in post-pandemic healthcare

The 2020 pandemic has challenged our healthcare systems but it has also opened the door to a greater acceptance of virtual-clinic-visit and AI-enabled automation. What will the future of healthcare look like in the AI era? How data science and AI will shape the post-pandemic future of healthcare? Find out in this webinar hosted by Guang Lin, on Wednesday, January 27.
December 30, 2020

David Warsinger receives Young Membrane Scientist Award

Assistant Professor David Warsinger has received a Young Membrane Scientist Award from the North American Membrane Society. David's research focuses on the nexus of water and energy, with a specific concentration on desalination.
December 28, 2020

Top 12 stories of 2020

Every year, the faculty and students of Purdue Mechanical Engineering accomplish amazing things, and 2020 was no different. Below are the most-watched stories of research, student success, and amazing alumni from each month of 2020.
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