Research News

February 15, 2013
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to create a material that forces electrons into rare states important to basic research and with potential applications for next generation quantum computing.

February 14, 2013

Carol Handwerker, a professor of materials engineering at Purdue University, is leading a project in which students and faculty will work together to make technology more sustainable. The project is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
December 21, 2012
The ongoing trend of inter-disciplinary work here in the Materials Department continues with fourth
year Ph.D. candidate Alexandra Snyder. After obtaining her degree from the Chemistry Department at
Penn State University with a specialization in Polymer Science, Alex found an ideal fit with Professor Lia
Stanciu and her research group in the area of biosensors. Taking advantage of support from the United
States Department of Education’s GAANN Fellowship she has had opportunities to collaborate with
research groups both inside the department via Professor Martinez and Professor Moon and also with
those in Mechanical (Professor Nauman) and Biomedical Engineering here at Purdue.
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October 29, 2012
Fourth year Ph.D. candidate Chris Fancher, who received his B.S. in Multi-Disciplinary Engineering from Purdue in 2009, traveled to Germany for a summer internship at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
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