March 23, 2023

Bursting the computational bubble of liquid-vapor phase change

There is a mysterious moment when liquids turn into vapor, such as when tiny bubbles form in a flowing liquid. Modeling this complex flow requires huge supercomputers, which rely on very specific parameters. Purdue University researchers have pioneered a more efficient mathematical method to model this phase change, reducing the computing power needed and expanding its application to a broader size scales.
March 19, 2023

Purdue Motorsports reveal event to be bigger than ever

This year's Purdue Motorsports reveal event is bigger than ever! Purdue students will unveil FOUR new custom-built race cars that will compete against other universities this summer. The event is open to the public, and will take place in Loeb Playhouse on Tuesday, April 4. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the program starting at 5:30 p.m.
March 16, 2023

Safety at the core: probing the reliability of solid-state batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are nearing the limits of their theoretical energy density. That’s why battery researchers are exploring solid-state batteries, which could be a “game changer” for long-range electric vehicles and electric aviation. According to Purdue University researchers, while the research and development in solid-state batteries continue to garner substantial excitement, their thermal safety aspects still require fundamental interrogation.
March 14, 2023

World's whitest paint wins at SXSW

The world’s whitest paint, developed by Xiulin Ruan and recognized in Guinness World Records, has been named winner of the 2023 Innovation Award for Sustainability by South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW).
March 8, 2023

Offering hope for babies with heart defects

Pavlos Vlachos leads a Purdue team whose recent innovations are on track to be a game-changer for cardiac surgeons and to rewrite cardiology textbooks. Working with IU School of Medicine, they are confident that they can help save babies’ lives by making echocardiograms — ultrasound image recordings of the heart — much more useful and surgery decisions far better informed.
February 23, 2023

Electrochemical Society hosts its first symposium

The Purdue Student Chapter of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) organized its first-ever MoChA Poster Symposium on Modeling, Characterization & Analytics in Electrochemical Sciences & Engineering on February 9, 2023.
February 20, 2023

Purdue ME Lab Tours

Lasers. Robots. Nanotech. Fluid Power. Our 94 faculty have such diverse research interests, that it's impossible to show it all in one video! That's why we've assembled an entire YouTube playlist of Purdue ME faculty lab tours.
February 15, 2023

Human power: how steelworkers could make-or-break the renewable energy transition

Switching to renewable energy is an important step to reducing the effects of climate change, especially in heavy industry like steel mills. But while many choose to focus on technological advancements alone, it’s the steelworkers themselves who will ultimately make-or-break this transition away from fossil fuels. A new Purdue University research project combines both technology and sociology – studying how the steelworkers of the future will be affected by electrification.
February 6, 2023

Arvind Raman selected as next Dean of Engineering

Longtime Purdue University administrator, faculty member and Boilermaker alumnus Arvind Raman is the new John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering. Raman, currently Purdue’s executive associate dean of engineering and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering, takes office April 1.
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