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May 22, 2017

Dr. James Greenleaf brings Purdue Engineering to Mayo Clinic

Dr. James Greenleaf (MSES '66, Ph.D. '70) always wanted to be an engineer, but also enjoyed working in medicine. He ended up with the best of both worlds: a career at the Mayo Clinic teaching biomedical engineering. He also heads Mayo's Ultrasound Imaging Lab, pioneering new methods of using ultrasound to diagnose and treat diseases. Dr. Greenleaf received Purdue's Distinguished Engineering Alumni award in 2017.
May 18, 2017

Baratunde Cola receives NSF Waterman Award

Congratulations to Baratunde Cola, a PurdueME PhD, who received the Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), recognizing outstanding researchers under 35. Baratunde works in nanotechnology, pioneering a method of using carbon nanotubes as antennas to capture light, potentially delivering a much more efficient method of delivering solar energy.
May 17, 2017

FirePUP: Firefighting Vehicle for Africa

A team of Purdue engineers has created the FirePUP, a three-wheeled vehicle designed to serve as a firefighting engine in Africa. In addition to pumping 200 gallons of water, the FirePUP can travel over all terrains, a necessity for areas in Africa that have few paved roads.
May 10, 2017

Faculty Honors

Several Purdue ME faculty members have received promotions to full professor, in addition to other awards. Here's a breakdown.
May 8, 2017

From Belgium to Purdue: James Braun

James Braun came to Purdue from Brussels, Belgium to study turbines. James says that Purdue is not just a great engineering school, but also a wonderful multicultural environment where he can interact with people from around the world.
May 3, 2017

Mung Chiang chosen as new Dean of Engineering

Purdue University has chosen an award-winning researcher in networks engineering as the next dean of the College of Engineering. Mung Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, was selected from a group of three finalists following a national search.
April 27, 2017

Milton Hollander (1928-2017)

Milton B. Hollander passed away on April 17, 2017. He was a noted inventor, entrepreneur, executive, and supporter of Purdue University Mechanical Engineering.
April 25, 2017

Hydraulic powered bicycle wins national contest for Purdue

Hydraulics usually power giant machines, from bulldozers to airplanes. But can they power a bicycle? That's the idea behind the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, a national contest where students build a chainless bicycle, powered solely by hydraulic pumps and motors. In April, Purdue University won the 2017 competition, with students designing a custom bike frame that doubles as the hydraulic oil reservoir, and a smartphone app to monitor telemetry.
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