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December 14, 2017

Patricia Davies and Jim Jones celebrate 30 years of service

Congratulations to Patricia Davies and Jim Jones, who just celebrated 30 years of service to Purdue University Mechanical Engineering! Thank you for your dedication! Others celebrating milestones: 10 years: Nicole Key, Jeff Rhoads, Xiulin Ruan, and Fu Zhao. 15 years: Yan Chen, Bob Lucht, and Ganesh Subbarayan.
December 13, 2017

Ashley Evans named Academic All-American

Purdue Volleyball setter Ashley Evans, an ME senior, has been named an Academic All-American... the first ever Boilermaker to receive the honor three times.
December 5, 2017

Inkjet-printed thermite combines energetic materials and additive manufacturing

Researchers have developed a method to deposit tiny amounts of energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics) using the same technology as an inkjet printer. This research, which combines Purdue expertise in both energetic materials and additive manufacturing, allows energetic materials to be deposited with unprecedented levels of precision and safety.
November 30, 2017

Collaborating to bring light to the world

Steve Katsaros (BSME '96) founded Nokero, a company that makes solar-powered portable lights, eliminating the need for dangerous kerosene lanterns in developing countries. In this Purdue Alumni article, Steve collaborates with fellow Boilermakers to distribute his lights to Syria and other needy places around the world.
November 20, 2017

New York Times features Purdue autonomous truck research

A Purdue team is working with Peloton Technology and other partners to help trucks communicate with each other, leading to increased fuel economy and safety. This team got a shout-out from The New York Times in this article about autonomous vehicles...
November 15, 2017

Scott Tingle becomes Purdue's 23rd astronaut

On December 17, 2017, Scott Tingle (MSME '88) launches to the International Space Station, becoming the 23rd Purdue graduate chosen to fly to space. Learn about how Scott achieved his lifelong dream at age 52...
November 13, 2017

Meet our Outstanding Mechanical Engineers

Cassandra Alston-Childs was captain of the Purdue Women's Basketball team in 1987. Now she is COO of Bridgewater Interiors, a $2 billion company. Read more about her and our other Outstanding Mechanical Engineers...
November 10, 2017

Xianfan Xu named OSA Fellow

Congratulations to Xianfan Xu, just named a 2018 Optical Society Fellow! Xu studies nanoscale energy transport and laser-based nano-optics.
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