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November 1, 2019

Purdue SEDS takes on the Base 11 Space Challenge

The Base 11 Space Challenge is presenting the task for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers by Dec. 30, 2021.
October 29, 2019

Seeing Inside Explosions With High Speed X-Rays

Purdue University engineers have studied energetic materials (explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics) for many years. Now, for the first time ever, they have used high speed x-rays to look inside these energetic materials during an actual explosion, to determine exactly what causes them to react.
September 14, 2019

Erik Braun secures National Defense fellowship

Congratulations to Erik Braun, who received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), covering three years of doctoral studies for researchers in disciplines of military importance. Erik studies laser diagnostics for combustion under Terrence Meyer at Zucrow Labs, currently focusing on Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS).
September 14, 2019

AIAA air-breathing propulsion award winner

Congratulations to Veeraraghava Raju Hasti, who has received the Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Hasti studies with professor Jay Gore at Zucrow Labs.
July 11, 2019

Meet Loral O'Hara, NASA's next generation astronaut

Zucrow alumna Loral O'Hara says the future of space exploration is here. With the goal of being the latest product of Purdue's "Cradle of Astronauts," O'Hara feels the momentum and says what we learn from the stars will help us on Earth.
June 7, 2019

Valeria Andreoli receives Rolls-Royce award

Valeria Andreoli has received the 2019 Howse, Ruffles, and Parker Award from Rolls-Royce, for the Best Doctorate Paper. She is a Ph.D. candidate working at Guillermo Paniagua's Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Lab (PETAL) at Zucrow.
May 23, 2019

Purdue Energetics Research Center

In just its second year, the Purdue Energetics Research Center has already started several companies, and hosted a summit of international experts on energetic materials.
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