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September 21, 2017

AutoCPR brings automated CPR to cardiac arrest patients

Outside of hospitals, 90% of cardiac arrest patients around the world die -- many times because CPR can't be performed long enough for help to arrive. Solution: AutoCPR, a machine with easily-sourced materials that can perform the life-saving procedure for hours. This senior project from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (which includes Purdue ME grad student Michael Dziekan) won the 2017 Engineering World Health Design Competition.
September 19, 2017

Experiment Brings Pool Boiling into the Classroom

Heat transfer isn't the easiest concept to teach -- many of the dynamics can't be shown in a classroom setting. That's the goal of this new apparatus, designed by Issam Mudawar (Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering). With a live camera projected in a classroom, students can physically see the concepts of pool boiling, nucleate boiling, critical heat flux, and the Leidenfrost effect.
September 13, 2017

Purdue ME is #6 in the country

Top ten yet again! Purdue ME is the #6 mechanical engineering undergraduate program in the country, according to the latest rankings from US News and World Report.
September 6, 2017

Purdue Orbital building a Rockoon: rocket launched from a balloon

Purdue Orbital is building a Rockoon: a rocket launched from a balloon! By lifting the rocket launch platform above the atmosphere, they can overcome 98% of air resistance, and use the rocket's power more efficiently. They hope to be the first University to send an object into Earth orbit!
September 1, 2017

Purdue papers go 1-2 at InterPACK

Purdue papers have won two top awards at InterPACK, the International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems.
August 30, 2017

Slow Mo Guys combine mechanical engineering with confetti and ping-pong balls

When Internet stars The Slow Mo Guys visited Purdue, we welcomed them with the World's Largest Drum... filled with confetti and ping-pong balls! In this behind-the-scenes video, Purdue ME faculty Stuart Bolton and Steven Wereley explain the acoustic properties and the fluid mechanics behind this viral video.
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