Sen. Lugar meets with Purdue biofuels researchers, tour labs and Purdue Research Park--Purdue News
October 9, 2008
U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Thursday (Oct. 9) met with Purdue University biofuels and alternative energy researchers and toured campus research facilities at Discovery Park and the Purdue Research Park.
The Republican senator heard presentations from biofuel, biotechnology and hydrogen storage researchers at Purdue's Laboratory for Renewable Resource Engineering (LORRE) and Birck Nanotechnology centers in Discovery Park. He also toured facilities at Swift Enterprises Ltd., a Purdue Research Park-based company developing a lead-free, alternative aviation fuel.
Lugar met with Purdue President France A. Cordova and Victor L. Lechtenberg, vice provost for engagement, and joined a tour of research laboratories led by Alan Rebar, executive director of Purdue's Discovery Park.
August 11, 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to a Purdue University professor in the College of Engineering working on the characteristics of metals. Xinghang Zhang, a professor in the School of Materials Engineering, received a $450,000 grant from the federal Office of Basic Energy Sciences as the primary investigator for a three-year research project, "Deformation Mechanisms of Nanotwinned Aluminum and Binary Aluminum alloys." "This allows us to explore fundamental science on mechanical behavior of nanotwinned aluminum and could eventually lead to the design of high strength and ductile aluminum alloys," he said. Nanotwinned metals can be used in many applications because they simultaneously demonstrate high strength and high ductility, characteristics usually thought to be mutually exclusive. Deformation mechanisms describe how a metallic material can change its geometry under external force. The research will be done at the microscopic level by using a transmission electron microscope that can reveal the atomic arrangement inside aluminum. The School of Materials Engineering recently acquired an advanced transmission electron microscope for the deformation project and future research.Read Full Story