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April 27, 2022

Adranos closes on $20 million funding for solid rocket propellant

Adranos Inc. has closed on a $20 million Series A funding round to help the company continue development of solid rocket fuel and motors for long-range missiles and space systems. Adranos co-founder Brandon Terry developed their proprietary aluminum-lithium alloy fuel called ALITEC at Zucrow Labs.
April 15, 2022

Roy Ramirez recognized as outstanding senior for all of Purdue University

Roy Ramirez came from Costa Rica to Purdue to learn about propulsion, and had a much bigger adventure than he had ever planned. Ramirez is this year's recipient of the G.A. Ross Award, which is presented annually to one outstanding male senior in honor of his contributions to Purdue University.
April 8, 2022

Purdue approves $73 million funding for new High-Speed Propulsion Lab

Purdue University’s work in national security took another giant leap forward, as the Board of Trustees approved $73 million for the construction of a new high-speed propulsion laboratory at Zucrow Labs. Otherwise known as ZL9, the lab will feature new testing capabilities for innovative research in rocket combustion and gas turbine engines, continuing Purdue’s history of world-class research and development in those areas, and reaching a scale only found in government or large defense contractor facilities.
April 1, 2022

Research at Zucrow Labs leads to a Tesla internship

As a sophomore, Tarun Prakash conducts research at Zucrow Labs, and participates in Purdue Space Program's liquid rocket team. This small step has led to his giant leap of getting an internship at Tesla!
February 7, 2022

New hypersonics materials and manufacturing center

Purdue University will expand its hub of hypersonics research with the addition of a center focused on developing high-temperature materials and creating new manufacturing processes to build and join these materials, which will extend hypersonic vehicles’ capabilities and apply to other industries. The new Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC) will be a single location at Zucrow Labs for industry partners, including GE Additive, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, GE Edison Works, Boeing and several small businesses, to work on materials and manufacturing innovations and provide access to testing capabilities at Purdue that would enable the U.S. to overtake near peer adversaries in the field.
January 21, 2022

Paul Sojka retires from Purdue

Paul E. Sojka has retired from Purdue after 38 years as a professor of mechanical engineering. He conducted research in spray mechanics at Zucrow Labs.
December 15, 2021

Michelle Moody: the glue that holds Zucrow Labs together

As Laboratory Coordinator at the world's largest academic propulsion lab, Michelle Moody has a big job. But her efforts have made Zucrow Labs a better place for everyone. Purdue's College of Engineering recently recognized Michelle with their Support and Customer Service staff award.
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