September 29, 2022

The Incredible Life of Eric Schwenker

At 99 years old, Major General Eric Schwenker (BSME 1947) still rode his motorcycle every day and volunteered as a handyman. This legendary Purdue alumnus shared his experiences in World War II, his work establishing a refrigerator empire, and his 75 years as a professional engineer.
September 28, 2022

Tian Li to develop 'living' wood building materials

Tian Li and Fu Zhao are part of a team which has received a $958,000 grant from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a transformational “living” wood building material, with the strength of steel, self-healing capabilities, and combined carbon-sequestering benefits from wood and microbes.
September 24, 2022

Ganesh Subbarayan earns top award from Semiconductor Research Corporation

Ganesh Subbarayan has been recognized by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) with its 2022 Technical Excellence Award. He was cited as being the "top researcher for the comprehensiveness and rigor of his approach. He has combined the depth of Fracture & Continuum Mechanics with innovative computational and experimental techniques to describe solder material and stress evolution under different processing and reliability conditions and in the presence of multiple flaws. He co-leads the CHIRP Center to achieve significantly enhanced functionality by heterogeneous packaging of advanced microchips."
September 23, 2022

Faculty opening: Biomechanics

We are looking for a tenure-track faculty member in Biomechanics. Think you've got what it takes? Apply today!
September 22, 2022

Building-within-a-building enables customized thermal comfort, delivered through the walls

With today’s “smart” homes, you can activate lights and air-conditioning with a simple verbal request. But are these systems really “smart” enough to know which room you’re in? Can they save energy by cooling just one specific corner of the room? That’s the idea behind the Human Building Interactions Laboratory (HBIL), a first-of-its-kind interactive facility at Purdue University that will enable HVAC systems to become truly reconfigurable, right down to the specific wall panels.
September 19, 2022

IndyCar Intern Jennifer Short: Fully Committed

During the school year, Jennifer Short is a typical mechanical engineering student at Purdue. But when the racing calendar begins, her true passion for motorsports takes over. She discusses her recent internship with 14-time INDYCAR champions, Chip Ganassi Racing.
September 13, 2022

Bumsoo Han receives $4.7 million to fight pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., with approximately 60,000 new cases a year, resulting in a projected $3.2 billion burden to the healthcare system. Now, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute, Purdue University's Bumsoo Han will be fighting the disease by building micro-environments to test new therapies.
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