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Astronaut Reunion 2014
Join Purdue University to celebrate an evening with Purdue alumni who became NASA astronauts. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Elliott Hall of Music at 7:00pm.
Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories Alumni Reunion September 6th and 7th 2013
The Alums of the Rocket Lab, a.k.a., Thermal Sciences and Propulsion Center (now called the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories), their spouses and signicant others are invited back to campus on Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th, 2013 for an alumni reunion
Purdue President Mitch Daniels to Co-Chair National Human Spaceflight Committee
Purdue President Mitch Daniels has been asked to co-chair a National Research Council committee to review and make recommendations on the future of the U.S. human spaceflight program.
Research of synthetic fuels hopes to cut oil dependence
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a facility aimed at learning precisely how coal and biomass are broken down in reactors called gasifiers as part of a project to strengthen the scientific foundations of the synthetic fuel economy.
NASA chief administrator to speak on campus, review research
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. will deliver this year's William E. Boeing Lecture "Our Nation's Future in Space" on Sept. 7 at Purdue University.
Purdue engineer part of collaboration to fight leading childhood heart birth defect
Purdue's Steven Frankel, professor of mechanical engineering, has worked with Mark Rodefeld, associate professor of surgery at the IU School of Medicine, to develop a new heart pump that could significantly reduce open heart surgeries for and increase the life spans of affected children.
Engineers work to increase the role of wind in the nation's energy portfolio
Twenty years from now, the nation will be deriving 20 percent of its national electrical supply from wind energy. That's not a lot of hot air; it's a goal established by a report from the U.S. Department of Energy that looks to wind as a major component in the evolution of a greener, more sustainable energy portfolio.
New aluminum-water rocket propellant promising for future space missions
Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies
New aluminum-water rocket propellant promising for future space missions
Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies.
Researchers cooking up new gelled rocket fuel
Engineers and food scientists are teaming up to develop a new type of gelled fuel the consistency of orange marmalade designed to improve the safety, performance and range of rockets for space and military applications.
Purdue Energy Center conference to focus on hydrogen
Researchers from around the world will meet at Purdue University for a two-day conference in April to discuss innovative hydrogen-based energy concepts.
Piece of the moon lands at Purdue
Martha Chaffee presented a moon rock particle to Purdue President France A. Cordova on Saturday (Oct. 6) during half time of the Purdue-Ohio State football game.
New process generates hydrogen from aluminum alloy to run engines, fuel cells
A Purdue University engineer has developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water for running fuel cells or internal combustion engines, and the technique could be used to replace gasoline.
Environmental Management Audit
Zucrow Labs passes annual Environmental Management Audit
Purdue graduate engineering programs ranked high among peer institutions
Purdue University's graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is ranked seventh in a U.S. News & World Report survey released today (Friday, March 30).
Dan Guildenbecher wins research fellowship
Dan Guildenbecher was one of three Mechanical Engineering students who won prestigious 2007 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. These three-year awards provide salaries of approximately $25,000/yr, as well as tuition and some funds for travel.
New technology accurately identifies E. coli for food safety
Researchers have shown that a new low-cost system to quickly identify bacteria by analyzing scattered laser light can accurately distinguish between different strains of E. coli, a potentially valuable way to screen the food supply.
Robot teams hit the mat at Purdue 'sporting' competition
The FIRST Boilermaker Regional Competition, in which teams of high school and college students, mentors and their robot inventions compete against each other in a "sporting" event, takes place March 15-17 in the Purdue University Armory.
Research aims to calm your car's rattling
Researchers at Purdue University are getting close to eliminating those rattling and squeaking noises in your car's headrest and other components, major sources of consumer dissatisfaction that automakers would like to eliminate.