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“Purdue Engineering Podcast” – a podcast series presented by Purdue’s College of Engineering – provides a vibrantly personal overview for the College’s extended community: faculty, students, alumni, and partners locally and globally. Voices of expertise and imagination will bring today’s listeners to campus, at the intersection of an academic event celebrating past accomplishments and a launch of “Purdue Engineering Initiatives” addressing future challenges – from autonomous vehicles to the Internet of Things, from medical frontiers to data security. Podcast episodes will update diverse audiences through dialogues with renowned engineers making change happen. Conversations will invite engagement with a College whose legacy of service continues to take giant leaps.

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Reducing Head Injuries in Sports with ME's Eric Nauman

In this episode highlighting the School of Mechanical Engineering (ME), we meet Eric Nauman, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. We'll learn more about his work to to reduce head injuries in sports.

November 19, 2020

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Autonomous Underwater Docking with ME's Nina Mahmoudian

In this episode highlighting the School of Mechanical Engineering (ME), we meet Nina Mahmoudian, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. We'll learn more about her work with controlling individual and multiple autonomous vehicles in harsh dynamic environments, addressing challenges that currently limit the use of autonomous vehicles in unknown complex situations.

November 19, 2020

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Autonomous Commercial Vehicles with ME's Greg Shaver

In this episode highlighting the School of Mechanical Engineering (ME), we meet Greg Shaver, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. We'll learn more about his work with connected Class 8 trucks and autonomous truck platooning.

November 19, 2020

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Controlling Autonomous Systems with AAE's Ran Dai

In this episode highlighting the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE), we meet Ran Dai, an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue University. We'll learn more about her work with control of autonomous systems, computational optimization, networked dynamical systems and learning-enabled optimal control.

October 29, 2020

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Advanced Propulsion and Combustion Research with AAE's Carson Slabaugh

In this episode highlighting the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE), we meet Carson Slabaugh, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue University. He'll share how he started on a path toward aerospace engineering and about his current propulsion and combustion research.

October 29, 2020

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Digital Agriculture with ABE's Dennis Buckmaster

In this episode highlighting the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), we meet Dennis Buckmaster, a Professor in Agriculture and Biological Engineering and Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and learn more about his many projects involving digital agriculture.

October 14, 2020

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Rapid Diagnostic Tools with ABE's Mohit Verma

In this episode highlighting the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), we meet Mohit Verma, an assistant professor in Agriculture and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and learn more about his work to develop a rapid diagnostic tool for Covid-19.

October 14, 2020

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Developing Artificial Sensation for Brain-Machine Interfaces with BME's Maria Dadarlat

In this episode highlighting the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, we meet Maria Dadarlat, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Purdue University and learn more about her work in neuroscience and neural engineering.

September 24, 2020

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Bridging Nanoscience and Neuroscience with BME's Krishna Jayant

In this episode highlighting the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, we meet Krishna Jayant, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Purdue University and learn about his research on the applications of technology to neuroscience.

September 24, 2020

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Computational Modeling for Host-Pathogen Interaction Discovery with BME's Elsje Pienaar

In this episode highlighting the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, we meet Elsje Pienaar, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering. We'll discuss her work to discover host-pathogen interactions through computational simulations.

September 24, 2020

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Gas-cooled Small Modular Reactors with Shripad Revankar

In this episode highlighting Nuclear Engineering, we meet Professor Shripad Revankar, director of the Multiphase and Fuel Cell Research Laboratory in the School of Nuclear Engineering. We'll discuss his work with gas-cooled small modular reactors, part of generation IV of nuclear reactors, which are the safest and most efficient designs yet.

August 27, 2020

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AI and Nuclear Power Systems with Lefteri Tsoukalas

In this episode highlighting Nuclear Engineering, we meet Professor Lefteri Tsoukalas, a professor in Nuclear engineering and a renowned scholar on deep neural networks. He’ll be sharing insights on how artificial intelligence is being integrated into nuclear power systems and nuclear security.

August 26, 2020

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Versatile Test Reactor with Ran Kong

In this episode highlighting Nuclear Engineering, we meet Dr. Ran Kong, a post-doctoral research associate working with the head of the School of Nuclear Engineering, Dr. Seungjin Kim. He'll discuss his work with a Versatile Test Reactor and how it will contribute to the future of nuclear energy.

August 26, 2020

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PUR-1 Nuclear Reactor with Clive Townsend

Clive Townsend is the reactor supervisor for PUR-1, Purdue University’s Reactor 1, and is responsible for its safe operation, assuring that all operations are conducted in a safe manner and within the limits prescribed by the facility license.

August 26, 2020

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Industrial Sustainability with EEE's Fu Zhao

For July 2020, we are featuring research from across Environmental and Ecological Engineering (known as EEE at Purdue) in three episodes.  This third episode hosted by John Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and features an interview with Professor Fu Zhao, an international leader in life cycle engineering, who also has a joint appointment in mechanical engineering.

July 31, 2020

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Rapid Response to Building Water Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic with EEE's Caitlin Proctor and Andrew Whelton

For July 2020, we are featuring research from across Environmental and Ecological Engineering (known as EEE at Purdue) in three episodes.  This second episode hosted by John Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and features an interview with EEE's Caitlin Proctor and Andrew Whelton about their NSF Rapid Response grant to study the water systems in buildings that were closed or shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 31, 2020

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Urban Sustainability with EEE's Hua Cai

For July 2020, we are featuring research from across Environmental and Ecological Engineering (known as EEE at Purdue) in three episodes.  This first episode is hosted by John Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and features an interview with Hua Cai, an assistant professor in Environmental and Ecological Engineering and in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University.

July 31, 2020

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IE Frontiers for Future Work and Factories with Shimon Nof

Our June 2020 episode features an interview with Shimon Nof, a professor of Industrial Engineering in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University

June 30, 2020

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Advancing Sustainability Across Disciplines with ChE's Agrawal

In May 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” features an interview with Rakesh Agrawal, PhD, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.

May 28, 2020

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Improving Water Treatment, Moving to Online Learning With CE's Blatchley

In April 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” looks at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, part of the College of Engineering at Purdue University.

April 30, 2020

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Building Out the Infrastructure With CEM's Hastak

In April 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” presents this episode featuring an interview with Makarand (Mark) Hastak, PhD, head of Construction Engineering and Management in Purdue University’s College of Engineering.

April 30, 2020

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What's Next for MSE - From Ceramics to Nanotech, with David Bahr and Team: Part II

This second episode of the two-part visit to the School of Materials Engineering (MSE) remains centered on the overview provided by David Bahr, PhD, head and professor and head of materials engineering. Again, comments from other faculty members with special areas of innovative expertise are interspersed throughout the conversation with Bahr.

March 31, 2020

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What's Next for MSE - From Ceramics to Nanotech, with David Bahr and Team: Part I

In March 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” presents two episodes featuring professors in the School of Materials Engineering (MSE).

March 31, 2020

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The Next Generation of Nano-scale Technologies with ECE's Kaushik Roy

In February 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” presents two episodes featuring professors in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This episode explores the next generation of nano-scale technologies with a leading global expert in the field, Professor Kaushik Roy.

February 27, 2020

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Electronic Imaging with ECE's Edward Delp

In February 2020, “Sounds Like the Future” presents two episodes featuring professors in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This episode explores electronic imaging with a leading global expert in the field, Professor Edward J. Delp.

February 26, 2020

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120 Years of Purdue Engineering with Dean Mung Chiang and Acting Dean Mark Lundstrom

From Purdue Engineering, voices of expertise and imagination will bring today’s listeners to campus, at the intersection of an academic event celebrating past accomplishments and a launch of “Purdue Engineering Initiatives” addressing future challenges – from autonomous vehicles to the Internet of Things, from medical frontiers to data security.

January 28, 2020

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