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.
It's been an amazing year, especially at Zucrow Labs, with its largest expansion in nearly 40 years. Million-dollar combustion test cells, a new laser lab, a visit from the Slow Mo Guys, and even a new astronaut! Read Zucrow's annual report...
Scott Tingle (MSME '88) arrived at the International Space Station, the 23rd Purdue graduate to become an astronaut. Scott will spend the next six months conducting scientific experiments as part of Expedition 54. Fellow Purdue graduate Drew Feustel will join him on the ISS in March 2018.
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.
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.