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April 27, 2017

Milton Hollander (1928-2017)

Milton B. Hollander passed away on April 17, 2017. He was a noted inventor, entrepreneur, executive, and supporter of Purdue University Mechanical Engineering.
April 25, 2017

Hydraulic powered bicycle wins national contest for Purdue

Hydraulics usually power giant machines, from bulldozers to airplanes. But can they power a bicycle? That's the idea behind the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, a national contest where students build a chainless bicycle, powered solely by hydraulic pumps and motors. In April, Purdue University won the 2017 competition, with students designing a custom bike frame that doubles as the hydraulic oil reservoir, and a smartphone app to monitor telemetry.
April 24, 2017

Thomas Siegmund named president of Society of Engineering Science

Thomas Siegmund, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been elected president of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for the 2017 term. Siegmund is the first Purdue faculty member to hold the position since A.C. Eringen founded the organization in 1963, and held its first meeting on Purdue's campus.
April 19, 2017

Purdue developing biodegradable orthopedic implants

Purdue researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant, which can support healing bones, and then be safely absorbed by the body. The team includes Eric Nauman, professor of mechanical engineering.
April 17, 2017

Toy Design Class Teaches Engineers to Think Like Kids

Mechanical engineering seniors at Purdue are learning how to design, test, and prototype new toys, for children of all ages. Taught by Karthik Ramani, the Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Toy Design class culminates in a Toy Fair, where the students present their new toys to the public.
April 13, 2017

From Spain to Purdue: David Gonzalez Cuadrado

Coming from Leon, Spain, David Gonzalez Cuadrado is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, researching turbines with associate professor Guillermo Paniagua. David tells us his experiences of studying in the United States, and why he chose Purdue.
April 3, 2017

Purdue ASME wins regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

And the winners of this year's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national finals: Purdue ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)! Their machine portrayed a dinner date disaster, with the final task (applying a Band-Aid) performed by a rolling pin.
March 31, 2017

Katie Clayton wins poster show and business plan competition

Katie Clayton, Ph.D. candidate under Steven Wereley, just won 1st place at the International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology poster competition. She also is part of PathVis, a biomedical startup that won 2nd place and $15,000 at Purdue's Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, and is now headed to the largest graduate-level startup competition, the Rice Business Plan Competition in Texas. Good luck Katie!
March 29, 2017

Could this be the future of crutches?

Developed by Purdue ME students as part of their senior design project, the Clutch Crutch allows injured people to walk comfortably, while still being able to use both arms to open doors, hold books, etc. Patented by the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, the students are hoping to license the technology and bring the product to market.
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