December 12, 2023

Ajay Malshe appointed as President's Fellow

Ajay Malshe, the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as a President's Fellow by Purdue University.
December 11, 2023

Are electric VTOL aircraft the future of urban mobility? It all depends on the batteries

The future of transportation may be above us, with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. These aircraft combine the speed and convenience of helicopters with the electric power of drones — and the potential of sustainable carbon-free aviation. But achieving this future requires scrutiny of the vehicle’s most important component: the batteries. Purdue University researchers have conducted one of the first lithium-ion battery investigations specific to the demands of eVTOL vehicles.
December 6, 2023

Semiconductor institute named after Purdue ME alum John Atalla

He invented the PIN number, and the silicon MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor). Now John Atalla (MSME '47, PhD '49) is the namesake of the new Atalla Institute for Advanced System Integration and Packaging (ASIP).
November 27, 2023

Polaritons open up a new lane on the semiconductor highway

On the highway of heat transfer, thermal energy is moved by way of quantum particles called phonons. But at the nanoscale of today’s most cutting-edge semiconductors, those phonons don’t remove enough heat. That’s why Purdue University researchers are focused on opening a new nanoscale lane on the heat transfer highway by using hybrid quasiparticles called “polaritons.”
November 17, 2023

Purdue Baja Racing rises from the mud to the top of the podium

Every year, the intrepid students of Purdue Baja Racing design and build their own off-road race car, competing against other universities in a series of challenges. In 2023, Purdue Baja capped a season of top finishes with a 1st place triumph at Backwoods Baja in Wisconsin.
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