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March 16, 2018

Moira Gunn: From 1970s Computer Whiz to NPR Host

Purdue Mechanical Engineers have followed some pretty incredible paths to their career achievements. Moira Gunn's journey should definitely be filed under the "far from ordinary" track.
February 28, 2018

Purdue Space Program to compete with groundbreaking liquid-fueled rocket

With SpaceX launches capturing the world's imagination, the 21st century has become a golden age of rocketry, and it's never been easier to build a rocket that launches to incredible heights. But a student team called Purdue Space Program has taken this ambition to the next level. They have built a rocket fueled by liquid methane -- something no university has ever attempted -- and in May, will launch it as part of a $100,000 competition.
February 27, 2018

Paul Somers wins 3D printing award

Congratulations Paul Somers, for receiving the Best Paper Award for Applications of 3D Printing, at the recent SPIE Photonics West conference.
February 14, 2018

All-terrain microbot tumbles over obstacles

David Cappelleri and his team develop micro-robots, smaller than a millimeter. Their latest creations are All Terrain Microbots, which can "tumble" over obstacles in both dry and wet environments, using a rotating magnetic field. They envision biomedical micro-robots being injected into patients for super-focused drug delivery.
February 12, 2018

John Biasi: More than just that Coke machine

He started out at Purdue in the 1980s, programming lab equipment. Since then, he's lit up the Empire State Building, and brought to life a certain red-colored soft drink dispenser. Now he works with Dean Kamen to solve tough medical problems, from robotic prosthetics to wheelchairs that stand up on two wheels.
February 9, 2018

Natoli Engineering donates new tablet press

Natoli Engineering Company, Inc. donated a new pharmaceutical tablet press to Purdue University, capable of producing up to 180,000 tablets per hour. It's part of the Center for Particulate Products and Processes (CP3), a pre-eminent team which allows students to study, design, and manufacture pharmaceutical tablets at an industrial scale.
February 7, 2018

CO2 sensor to reduce building energy usage

40 percent of the nation's energy is used by buildings. Think of the energy we could save if we only heated/cooled rooms with people in them. That's the idea behind the SENSOR program, which uses CO2 sensors to measure how many people are in a room. These microelectromechanical wonders cost less than 6 cents per square foot of building space, and last for 3 years. They were developed at Herrick Labs by Jeff Rhoads, George Chiu, and Jim Braun.
February 1, 2018

You Wu named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

You Wu (BSME ’11) has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Manufacturing & Industry, recognizing the best and brightest innovators under 30 years old.
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