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May 9, 2019

Saab to build aerospace manufacturing facility at Purdue

Saab announced plans to locate a new U.S. manufacturing operation in Indiana. Located near Zucrow Labs, this new facility will support production of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation T-X jet trainer and create up to 300 new jobs, with hiring starting in 2020.
May 6, 2019

Alumni Profile: Stan Tebbe

Stan Tebbe (BSME '67) was going to be a farmer, but a math teacher told him that engineering was the way to go. He eventually also attained a management degree, and became a vice president at ExxonMobil. He supported the completion of the Tebbe TDI Laser Lab at Zucrow.
April 12, 2019

Say goodbye to the railroad bridge

The Newman Road railroad underpass, long identified as too narrow, too low, and too dangerous, will receive a $12.5 million overhaul, creating a newly accessible gateway to Zucrow Labs and the future Purdue Aerospace District. Construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2020, and be completed the first quarter of 2021.
April 9, 2019

Graphene foam for propellants

Graphene, a new material with applications in biomedical technology, electronics, composites, energy and sensors, may soon help send rockets to space. A new propellant formulation method to use graphene foams to power spacecraft is being developed at Zucrow Labs by Li Qiao, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics.
April 4, 2019

Adranos Energetics wins Army tech search competition

Solid rocket fuel hasn't changed much since the 1960s -- until now. Adranos Energetics, started at Zucrow Labs, just demonstrated a live flight test of their new propellant, and won an Army-sponsored competition over more than 350 other companies.
March 21, 2019

Secretary of the Air Force visits Zucrow

Zucrow Labs was pleased to receive a visit from the Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson. The largest academic propulsion lab in the world, Zucrow Labs is proud to partner with the military to advance propulsion technology.
January 10, 2019

Rotating detonation engine

Rotating detonation engines could one day make *hypersonic flight* possible (faster than Mach 5). And you better believe they're working on it at Zucrow Labs. Check out Stephen Heister quoted in this WIRED article.
November 20, 2018

SEDS team wins Technical Project of the Year

Purdue SEDS has been awarded Technical Project of the Year for their liquid-liquid rocket, built at Zucrow Labs. Purdue is one of only 5 universities in the world that has a functioning liquid-fueled rocket. After a successful hotfire, they hope to be the first to successfully launch in March 2019.
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