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November 11, 2019

Veterans to receive free treatment for PTSD

Purdue University researchers have received a $511,946 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to perform an MRI longitudinal pilot study of Hoosier veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are participating in an experimental treatment. The Purdue Neurotrauma Group includes Purdue ME professor Eric Nauman.
November 8, 2019

Fabio Semperlotti receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Congratulations to Fabio Semperlotti, awarded the DARPA Young Faculty Award for 2019, recognizing academic scientists who contribute to national security. Fabio builds computer simulations of hypersonic vehicles (traveling faster than Mach 5).
November 5, 2019

Intellectual Property Basics at Purdue ME

Patents. Trademarks. Copyrights. Trade secrets. Do engineers really need to know all these legal terms before entering the workplace? Purdue says yes, offering a class devoted to intellectual property, specifically for engineers.
November 4, 2019

Celebrating first-generation college students

Salvador Rojas worked his way up from being a janitor, to being a summer intern in engineering, to now being a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue's Programmable Structures Lab, under Prof. Andres Arrieta. Celebrate his story, and many others, during First Generation College Awareness Week.
November 1, 2019

Listening to engine blades can stop failures

Jet engines are obviously noisy machines. But Nicole Key has developed a method of "listening" for a specific vibration to catch premature blade failure in gas turbine engines.
October 31, 2019

Do we trust AI too much?

"Humans are good at seeing nuance in a situation that automation can't," says Neera Jain, a Purdue ME professor who studies human–machine interaction.
October 29, 2019

Seeing Inside Explosions With High Speed X-Rays

Purdue University engineers have studied energetic materials (explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics) for many years. Now, for the first time ever, they have used high speed x-rays to look inside these energetic materials during an actual explosion, to determine exactly what causes them to react.
October 24, 2019

Biomass blockages at ethanol refineries

Energy companies have invested a lot in the potential of creating fuel from biomass, the leftover plant material from harvesting corn and other crops. But there's an unexpected problem -- moving the stuff through a pipe.
October 23, 2019

Turn yourself into an augmented reality Ghost

How can we get humans and robots to most efficiently collaborate? Karthik Ramani's C Design Lab has developed a system where humans perform an action, which can then be duplicated by an augmented reality "ghost."
October 22, 2019

Best poster at InterPACK

Taylor Allred, a Ph.D. student under research associate professor Justin Weibel, has won the Nasser Grayeli Best Student Poster Award at InterPACK, the International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, in Anaheim, CA.
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