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Congratulations to Subramanian Chidambaram for receiving the 2020 Graduate School Mentoring Award for Graduate Students

Subramanian Chidambaram was named a co-recipient of the 2020 Purdue Graduate School Mentoring Award for Graduate Students. His impressive work with peer mentoring was recognized… Continue reading...

Hands-on with augmented reality in remote classrooms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote education has forced teachers to use every tool in their toolbox. But augmented reality, which allows… Continue reading...

2019-20 Engineering Graduate Program Awards

Congratulations are in order! Two of the C-Design Lab Team Members, Subramanian Chidambaram and Terrell Glenn, were recently recognized for some of their contributions to… Continue reading...

Sketch Making for Design Thinking

The C-Design Lab has made course material from ME553 available to the world. Have you ever wanted to take your ideas and communicate them visually?… Continue reading...

Professor Karthik Ramani Ratified as Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor

Professor Karthik Ramani elevated to Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor by Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 7). Below is Distinguished Professor Karthik Ramani’s statements… Continue reading...

C Design Lab at UIST 2019, New Orleans

From Oct 21 to Oct 23, Professor Ramani, the C Design Lab members, and two alumni Ke Huo (currently works at Facebook) and Sang Ho… Continue reading...

The New Factory Floor

“A lot of these technologies have become much cheaper, while sensors and electronics are much more powerful,” says Karthik Ramani, a mechanical engineering professor at… Continue reading...

The visitors of EDSE workshop visited C Design Lab and the toy museum with Professor Ramani on Sunday

Last Sunday, Professor Ramani gave the visitors to the 2019 Workshop for NSF Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) a warm reception and showed them… Continue reading...

2019 NSF Workshop for Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

October 7-8, 2019 at Armstrong Hall, Purdue University… Continue reading...

APMS 2019 Conference Keynote: Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces – by Dr. Karthik Ramani Abstract: The convergence of many factors such… Continue reading...

William Bernstein, one of the C Design Lab Alumni, receives ASME 2019 CIE Young Engineer Award

William Bernstein is recognized as a promising young investigator who is making outstanding contributions to the progress in the application of computers in engineering. Click… Continue reading...

CIE Keynote: Professor Karthik Ramani – Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

IDETC-CIE Conference: https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE Keynote Speakers: https://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/idetc-cie/IDETC-Keynote-Speakers.pdf  … Continue reading...

Congratulations to Dr. Ke Huo for receiving his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering!

Click here for publications of Dr. Ke Huo.… Continue reading...

Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics: New Research Impacts and Improves the Way Users Interact with Mobile and Wearable Devices in Daily Life

The Special Report “Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics” in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (Volume 36, Issue 3, May 2019) talked about “iSoft”, a soft,… Continue reading...

Toy Fair celebrates Purdue’s 150th anniversary

Officially, the ME444 class is called “Computer-Aided Design,” but everyone knows it as the Toy Design class.  Students learn concept generation, CAD design, finite element… Continue reading...

Toy Fair to showcase ‘Purdue 150’ toys designed by engineering students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Remember when your parents told you to “share your toys” with others? Now, Purdue mechanical engineering students are sharing their toys… Continue reading...

Purdue engineering student recruiting kids to pursue STEAM careers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s only a matter of time before Terrell Glenn achieves his doctoral degree in engineering. However, he noticed that in his lab… Continue reading...

Congratulations to Pawan Rao for receiving the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award

Pawan Rao receives the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching for his contribution as TA for ME444 (Fall-18) and… Continue reading...

C Design Lab at the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire 2019

One more year the C-Design Lab is part of the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Fair, an event that attracts hundreds of children and makers. This… Continue reading...

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire at Sunnyside Intermedite School on March 2nd 2019, 10am-3pm

On March 2 2019, C Design Lab will participate in Lafayette Mini Make Faire at Sunnyside Intermediate School from 10am to 3pm. The address is:… Continue reading...

Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun passed the Ph.D. Area Exam

Congratulations to Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun for having passed the Ph.D. Area Exam!  … Continue reading...

Manufacturing Research Seminar Series – Smart Manufacturing February 15

Professor Karthik Ramani is going to provide an invited lecture at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Smart Manufacturing on February 15 2019. Click… Continue reading...

Tech Knowledge Is Power – by Mung Chiang, Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University

“As our world is re-engineered, more people need to learn how engineers analyze, design and operate. Engineering concepts such as modular design and feedback control… Continue reading...

Manufacturing a Future – Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in Jan/Feb 2019 publication

Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice (Click here to open the website) highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in January/February 2019 publication. The goal of… Continue reading...

Alumni Success Story – You Wu – Robot Daisy and Pipe Leak Detection

This little robot swims through pipes and finds out if they’re leaking Lighthouse, U.S. winner of the James Dyson Award, looks like a badminton birdie… Continue reading...

Convergence Design Lab to prepare manufacturers, workers for the ‘factory of the future’

Factory of the Future and the Future of Work WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s manufacturers struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in technology because… Continue reading...

Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Neil Gershenfeld

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical… Continue reading...

Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at MIT

Ana Villanueva
Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 25-26, 2018.  The workshop is… Continue reading...

2017 ASME Editors’ Choice Award to ‘The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet’ Publication

Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
ASME’s Journal of Mechanical Design has given its 2017 Editors’ Choice Award to The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet by Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik… Continue reading...

Plain2Fun Publication Receives an Honorable Mention at DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) Conference

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits; receives an honorable mention among 400+ total submissions at the proceedings of the… Continue reading...

Prestigious Publication: Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries – Featured in Scientific Reports

Download: Nature – Gauss’s Law for networks directly reveals community boundaries… Continue reading...

C Design team won UIST 2017 student contest — ‘Best Implementation Award’

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu
Yuanzhi Cao and Zhuangying Xu, representing the C Design team, have won the ‘Best Implementation Award’ (by judges) at the student contest of 2017 UIST.… Continue reading...

C Design Lab’s Alumni – You Wu named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa

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iSoft has been selected as top 10 2017 research news stories from Purdue University !

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Prof. Ramani gave a Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Tech on Data-Driven Design Mfg

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iSoft has been published in ACM interactions with full 2 page coverage

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Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

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Prof. Ramani gives a Distinguished lecture at IUPUI

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SurfNet in Science news !

Artificial intelligence can turn 2D photos into real-world objects, By Matthew Hutson
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SurfNet in Purdue news !

New AI technique creates 3-D shapes from 2-D images
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4-H Camp teams and coaches of the Design Workshop Hosted by C Design lab

4-H Camp teams and coached of the Design Workshop Hosted by C Design lab on 14th, 15th and 16th of June, 2017.    … Continue reading...

C-Design group photo at Prof. Ramani’s home

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Prof. Karthik Ramani gave keynote talk in Cyberlearning 2017

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Study Researches ‘Gorilla-Arm’ Fatigue in Mid-Air Computer Usage

Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue… Continue reading...

Meeting with C Design Lab Alums Dr. Devarajan and Sinha at MIT coffee shop

Congratulations to C Design Lab Alums Dr. Devarajan and Sinha on their newly accepted positions.… Continue reading...

Middle school students visited Purdue ME and C Design lab on April 6th

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C Design at ‘INSPIRE TO INNOVATE Tech Fair’, on April 2nd

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Shimon robot concert

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Toy Design at Purdue: Learning To Be Kids AND Engineers

Prof. Karthik Ramani talks about how Toy Design class (ME444) at Purdue University Mechanical Engineering is bringing out creativity by designing and making fun toys.… Continue reading...