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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.
November 8, 2017

Profile: Dylan Lurk, intern at GE Aviation

Dylan Lurk spent his summer interning at GE Aviation, and his fall playing trumpet for the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band! Learn more about Dylan...
November 6, 2017

Tumor-microenvironment-on-a-chip tests cancer treatments

This tumor-microenvironment on a chip can test cancer treatments even more accurately than testing on animal subjects. It was developed by postdoc Altug Ozcelikkale, in the lab of Purdue ME professor Bumsoo Han.
November 1, 2017

International student profile: Dina Abdulaal

"Whenever I tell people I'm Saudi Arabian, I usually get the question 'Why Purdue?' The answer is simply the following: engineering."
Read more about international student Dina Abdulaal...
October 31, 2017

VeoRide bike sharing system launches in West Lafayette

Imagine a bike share that costs just 50 cents, and helps you locate a bicycle anywhere in town with the help of a secure GPS app. That's the idea behind VeoRide, which just launched last week. Founded by Purdue ME grad Edwin Tan, VeoRide is funded by the Purdue Foundry and is currently being rolled out (so to speak!) in West Lafayette.
October 30, 2017

3D printing a fully-functional roller coaster

By day, Matt Schmotzer (BSME '12) works at Ford Motor Company. At night, he becomes amateur roller coaster designer! His latest creation is an entirely CAD-designed, 3D-printed, and fully functional 1/25th scale version of Invertigo, an inverse boomerang coaster at Kings Island in Ohio. Matt recently shared his creation with Purdue's Theme Park Engineering and Design group (TPED).
October 27, 2017

James Gibert developing smart packaging

James Gibert is working to develop smart packaging: for example, a cardboard box that generates its own electricity in transit, using triboelectric harvesters. James, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in conjunction with Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences.
October 26, 2017

Daniel Dumbacher named Executive Director of AIAA

Congratulations to Daniel Dumbacher, who has been appointed executive director of the AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Daniel is a graduate of Purdue ME, a professor at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has decades of experience at NASA.
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