Purdue professors Jay P. Gore and Klein Ileleji traveling to Chinese University
May 29, 2009
This exchange is part of a larger research project supported by the Chinese National Academy and Academician Kifa Cen to support one professor, one graduate student and one center director to spend time at Zhejiang each year for the next five years. Klein Ileleji is Purdue’s project lead and both professors will give lectures on Purdue’s expertise in energy, biomass utilization and global sustainability.
Zhejiang University hosts the Chinese National Center for Bioenergy. It is located in the city of Hangzhou located approximately 111 miles from Shanghai.
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story