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October 20, 2020

Andrea Vacca knows what makes good research run

Andrea Vacca was recently appointed the Maha Fluid Power Faculty Chair. In this profile, he describes how he came to direct the largest academic hydraulics lab in the country.
October 14, 2020

Chris Goldenstein to speak at Frontiers webinar series

The Frontiers webinar series brings together experts from 10 of the top STEM universities in the country. This Friday at 3:30 pm, Chris Goldenstein will discuss "Advancements in high-bandwidth laser-absorption diagnostics for combustion of energetic materials."
October 12, 2020

Jessica Traver Ingram receives young alumnus award

Congratulations to Jessica Traver Ingram (BSME '14, MSME '17), receiving the Young Engineering Alumnus Award from Purdue's Engineering Alumni Association. Jessica is the co-founder and CEO of Houston-based startup IntuiTap Medical.
October 9, 2020

Faculty awards and honors

Purdue ME faculty continue to rack up awards and honors from some of the prestigious organizations in the world.
October 8, 2020

Mapping how breast cancer cells stretch during breathing

Breast cancer cells move and stretch whenever a patient breathes. Adrian Buganza helped to map the mechanical movement of these cells, as part of a new testing platform developed by a multidisciplinary team at Purdue.
October 7, 2020

3 Things To Know About The Future Of Work And Automation

COVID-19 is compelling many business and institutions to embrace automation -- sometimes more quickly than they expected. In her latest Forbes article, Prof. Neera Jain says automation can be good, if it's done right.
October 6, 2020

What if underwater robots could dock autonomously?

Autonomous robots can be amazing tools for data gathering, but eventually they all must return to a base to recharge their batteries and upload their data. That can be a challenge, if your robot is a submersible exploring deep ocean waters. Now a Purdue team has created a mobile docking system for marine robots to dock autonomously, enabling them to perform longer tasks without the need for human intervention.
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