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...
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.