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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.
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.
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