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January 17, 2019

Drones help clear up traffic accidents

Purdue ME sophomore John Bullock is working with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office to use drones to document traffic accidents in just minutes, and accurately re-create the crash site in 3D.
January 16, 2019

Malott Innovation Awards showcase senior design projects

This semester's projects included a walker designed to climb or descend stairs, kitchen cabinets with integrated stepstools, and a truck hitch that would allow multiple tractor-trailers to platoon with a hard connection, while in motion.
January 15, 2019

Silicon nano-needles deliver tiny amounts of medication

Nobody likes needles. That's why Chi Hwan Lee developed these silicon nanoneedles, small enough to be injected into a single cell. Worn as a flexible patch, they can deliver medicine continuously with no pain.
January 14, 2019

Steel mill puts Purdue control theories into practice

A collaboration between Purdue researchers and Nucor Steel in Crawfordsville, Indiana has resulted in a refined process that can adjust equipment on the fly to produce more precise thicknesses of sheet steel.
January 11, 2019

Song Zhang named OSA fellow

Congratulations to Song Zhang, named a 2019 fellow of the Optical Society of America! Song works with real-time 3D image capture.
January 10, 2019

Rotating detonation engine

Rotating detonation engines could one day make *hypersonic flight* possible (faster than Mach 5). And you better believe they're working on it at Zucrow Labs. Check out Stephen Heister quoted in this WIRED article.
January 6, 2019

Shoe insole with 3D force sensors

These Purdue ME students designed an athletic shoe insole with 3D force sensors. Now they're turning it into a business.
December 21, 2018

Astronaut Jerry Ross coming to Mumbai

Attention Indian alumni and friends! Record-setting astronaut Jerry Ross (BSME '70, MSME '72) is coming to Mumbai for Purdue's International Ideas Festival on 18 January 2019!
December 19, 2018

Clutch Crutch

Meet the "Clutch Crutch," a hands-free crutch that will help injured people navigate their world a bit more easily. It was developed by Purdue Mechanical Engineering students as part of a senior design project.
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