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October 18, 2017

Chris Goldenstein and Carlo Scalo receive AFOSR grants

Congrats to Chris Goldenstein and Carlo Scalo, who received grants from the AFOSR, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Each grant is $450,000 over three years.
Chris will study Characterization of Nanopropellant Combustion and Agglomerate-breakup Physics via Infrared Laser-absorption Imaging. Carlo's research area is Direct Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition over Distributed Surface Porosity.
September 22, 2017

ZL3 and ZL8 expansions completed!

The largest academic propulsion lab in the world just got better, with the addition of five brand new high-pressure combustion test cells, connected to a state-of-the-art laser lab. The expansion also includes new control rooms and offices.
August 29, 2017

Slow Mo Guys visit Zucrow Labs

Internet video stars The Slow Mo Guys visited Purdue recently to film segments for their YouTube channel, including spending a whole day at Zucrow Labs.
August 1, 2017

Alumni Profile: Robert Vogt

It was combustion that lit the fire of Robert Vogt (BSME '74, MSME '76) while he was at Purdue, and eventually in the oil and gas industry. But after selling specialized technical equipment, he realized that sales was his true passion. He started a company called Midwest Pressure Systems, now marking 30 years of designing and manufacturing air and gas pressure booster systems. He says becoming an entrepreneur was a calculated risk, but with his engineering expertise, he had an upper hand in selling and servicing technical equipment to his customers.
June 7, 2017

Loral O'Hara selected as 24th Purdue astronaut

Zucrow Labs alumna Loral O'Hara (MSAAE '09) has been selected for the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class. O'Hara is one of five women and seven men selected from more than 18,000 applicants.
June 5, 2017

Italian PhD candidate shares her tips for success

Getting a PhD may seem intimidating -- especially if you're moving to another country! Here's how Italian candidate Valeria Andreoli handles working with aircraft engines, along with her time outside of the lab.
April 13, 2017

From Spain to Purdue: David Gonzalez Cuadrado

Coming from Leon, Spain, David Gonzalez Cuadrado is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, researching turbines with associate professor Guillermo Paniagua. David tells us his experiences of studying in the United States, and why he chose Purdue.
February 17, 2017

Purdue Hyperloop competes at SpaceX headquarters

Purdue Hyperloop is back from California, after competing in the first ever real-world Hyperloop tests at SpaceX headquarters. Out of 27 teams, Purdue's pod was one of only 7 that passed all the requirements to be allowed into the test track -- a mile-long vacuum chamber tube. It was also the only entry made entirely of composites... which garnered notice from SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk. Purdue Hyperloop's faculty advisor is associate professor of mechanical engineering Guillermo Paniagua.
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