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March 14, 2019

MSE Professor, Carol Handwerker, is highlighting a global initiative

Global Initiative Mines Retired Hard Disk Drives for Materials and Magnets
Late last year, Google received six hard disk drives from Seagate: brand new, save for their rare-earth magnets. The magnets had already spent one life in Google’s data centers and were headed for a second one.
March 8, 2019

Materials Research Turns Up the Heat for Turbine Engine Progress

Gas turbine engines, the driving force behind the airplanes we fly and the electricity flowing through our power grids, are among the world’s most complex machines. They contain some of the world’s strongest materials, such as nickel-based superalloys. How might the engines be improved if these heat-resistant components could be made even stronger?
March 1, 2019

New theory could lead to better batteries, fuel cells

Do you wish the battery in your electronic devices would last longer? MSE Professor, Edwin Garcia, and doctoral student, Suryanarayana Karra Vikrant, have developed a new theory that could allow industry to improve the performance of ionic ceramics fo rechargeable batteries, fuel cells and other energy applications.
February 4, 2019

Congratulations to MSE alum, Milea Kammer

Purdue Materials Engineering would like to congratulate MSE alum, Milea Kammer for receiving the IPC (the Association Connecting Electronics Industries) Rising Star Award. “This recognition is bestowed upon IPC members who have taken leadership roles and provided support to IPC standards, education, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges. Their contributions have made significant impact upon IPC and industry within the past five years and will continue to have a lasting impact for many years to come.”
February 4, 2019

Manufacturing Design Laboratory celebrates opening at Purdue, marking new space to explore advanced manufacturing possibilities

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The “tsunami” of digital manufacturing is here – and Purdue University has a major new resource to handle it. Purdue officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Wednesday (Jan. 30) for the Manufacturing Design Laboratory, a research space dedicated to the technology-driven future of manufacturing in Indiana and across the globe.
January 29, 2019

Purdue School of Materials Engineering - Jonathan Wilker

MSE Professor (by courtesy), Jonathan Wilker, is featured on! Join him as he explores the technology behind sea creatures such as mussels, barnacles, and oysters and how they to stick to rocks with intriguing adhesives.
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