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August 2, 2021

Rolls-Royce to expand its investment in Purdue Aerospace District

Rolls-Royce has conducted research at Zucrow Labs for many years, and in 2017 opened an adjacent 55,000-square-foot technology center. They have now announced an enhanced partnership with Purdue, committing to new multi-million dollar research and testing facilities.
June 8, 2021

NASA funds hyperspectral imaging at Zucrow Labs

En'Urga Inc has received a $125,000 grant from NASA to develop a hyperspectral imager, to help with combustion research at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Jay Gore will oversee the Phase I experiments at Zucrow Labs.
May 4, 2021

HySonic Technologies receives Navy grant to develop hypersonic propulsion

Hypersonics, the study of vehicles that can travel faster than Mach 5, is the next uncharted frontier of aerospace. Thanks to a grant from the US Navy, a new collaboration between Carlo Scalo and Carson Slabaugh is developing propulsion technologies that bring that vision closer to reality.
April 5, 2021

New stall warning technology for gas turbine engines

Gas turbine engines often are considered the "heart" of airplanes and ships. Now, a Purdue team including Prof. Nicole Key, looking for new solutions to reduce emissions and enhance operations of these engines, have come up with technology similar to tests used on human hearts.
April 1, 2021

Video tour of Zucrow

Unable to visit Zucrow? Enjoy this video tour of the largest academic propulsion lab in the world.
March 10, 2021

Joe D. Hoffman (1934-2021)

Joe D. Hoffman, who taught at Purdue Mechanical Engineering for 38 years and directed the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, passed away on February 13, 2021.
March 5, 2021

Faculty profile: Stephen Heister

Since 1990, Aeronautics & Astronautics professor Stephen Heister has conducted world-changing research in propulsion at Zucrow Labs.
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