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June 21, 2018

Contact lens with an embedded sensor

A Purdue University team led by professor Chi Hwan Lee has created a novel method for attaching sensors and other small devices to soft contact lenses. They can not only correct vision, but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery.
June 20, 2018

Steven Son is now a named professor

Congratulations to Steven Son, who has been officially named the Alfred J. McAllister Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Son studies energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics). His latest project combines energetics with piezoelectrics.
June 18, 2018

Jim Jones wins outstanding teaching award

Purdue Engineering has awarded Professor Jim Jones with the Dean A.A. Potter Award: "For the passion, enthusiasm, motivation and energy that he brings to the classroom, his innovative approaches to distance and cooperative learning, and his dedicated commitment to students in and outside the classroom."
June 13, 2018

Just keep swimming

Wyatt Hodges (BSME '13) worked on heat pumps, while swimming competitively with Purdue Swimming. Now as a 28-year-old PhD mechanical engineer, he's still swimming competitively -- and just scored two personal bests!
June 12, 2018

3D Printing Extremely Viscous Materials

A Purdue University team has created a method to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough. This allows the potential creation of customized solid rocket fuel, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more.
June 11, 2018

Ben Diachun, president of Scaled Composites

Ben Diachun (BSME '99) came to Purdue to learn creative problem solving -- and he put it to good use at Scaled Composites, working on SpaceShipOne (the X-Prize-winning aircraft that launched to space twice in two weeks). Now Ben is the president of Scaled Composites, and tackling his next challenge -- the 385-foot wingspan Stratolaunch.
June 8, 2018

Chufan Jiang wins optical scholarship

Chufan Jiang has been awarded the Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Chufan is a Ph.D. candidate under professor Song Zhang.
June 1, 2018

Scott Tingle writes blog from space

"If you think about a spring-mass-damper system, and then remove the damper, you will see a system that is very subject to slow rate oscillations." Yep, Scott Tingle is still an engineer! Of course, he also writes about what to do when the smoke alarm sounds in the International Space Station, and you're on the toilet! Get the inside scoop on what it's like to live in space at Scott Tingle's blog.
May 30, 2018

Solving biorefinery blockages

When making biofuel, lots of biomass must get moved from place to place. But particles don't easily flow through pipes. Luckily, Carl Wassgren's team are experts in particle science, and received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to solve the problem.
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