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March 22, 2018

Bio Inspired Origami

This earwig's wing is an origami marvel of the animal kingdom. In research just published in the journal Science, Andres Arrieta shows how Purdue Engineering and ETH Z�rich studied and re-created this bio-inspired origami for human use.
March 21, 2018

Graduate program ranked 8th in the country

Top ten yet again! Purdue ME's graduate program was ranked 8th in the country, according to US News and World Report. Click for all of Purdue Engineering's 2019 rankings.
March 20, 2018

Faculty Recognitions

Our Purdue ME faculty are active in research, in teaching, and in collaboration -- and they're getting noticed for their success. Here are some recent faculty honors:
March 16, 2018

Moira Gunn: From 1970s Computer Whiz to NPR Host

Purdue Mechanical Engineers have followed some pretty incredible paths to their career achievements. Moira Gunn's journey should definitely be filed under the "far from ordinary" track.
February 28, 2018

Purdue Space Program to compete with groundbreaking liquid-fueled rocket

With SpaceX launches capturing the world's imagination, the 21st century has become a golden age of rocketry, and it's never been easier to build a rocket that launches to incredible heights. But a student team called Purdue Space Program has taken this ambition to the next level. They have built a rocket fueled by liquid methane -- something no university has ever attempted -- and in May, will launch it as part of a $100,000 competition.
February 27, 2018

Paul Somers wins 3D printing award

Congratulations Paul Somers, for receiving the Best Paper Award for Applications of 3D Printing, at the recent SPIE Photonics West conference.
February 14, 2018

All-terrain microbot tumbles over obstacles

David Cappelleri and his team develop micro-robots, smaller than a millimeter. Their latest creations are All Terrain Microbots, which can "tumble" over obstacles in both dry and wet environments, using a rotating magnetic field. They envision biomedical micro-robots being injected into patients for super-focused drug delivery.
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