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August 2016

Indiana Manufacturing Institute opening20 Indiana composite materials companies join Purdue to dedicate energy-saving research institute

More than 300 people and about 20 Indiana composite materials companies on July 26 celebrated the opening of the $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute, based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. The institute will house the Center for Composites Manufacturing and Simulation, the Product Lifecycle Management Center and the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center. More ...

Top pharmaceuticals development expert to help Purdue take drug discoveries to market

Purdue has hired a top pharmaceutical industry expert to help its drug discovery team bridge the long and difficult gap from academic to clinical research -- known as the "valley of death" -- and more efficiently make new treatments available to patients. Thomas Verhoeven, a former senior vice president of global product development and co-leader of the Development Center of Excellence at Eli Lilly and Co., joined Purdue as the President's Fellow for Pharmaceuticals Development and Partnerships on July 1. Purdue has focused on drug discovery as one of its key initiatives. More ...

Lockheed Martin teams with Purdue, New Mexico State and New Mexico Tech for Sandia competition

Lockheed Martin has named Purdue and a consortium of New Mexico universities to its team competing for the Sandia National Laboratories Management and Operating contract. Purdue University, New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology will play key roles in Sandia's specialized research and development and technology transfer initiatives. More ...

Awards honor Daniels for leadership in public-private partnerships

President Mitch Daniels’ work toward successful public-private partnerships continues to earn recognition nationally for bringing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges of paying for and completing public projects. More ...

'Freeform Classroom' could counter engineering's sophomore slump

New research aims to measure the effectiveness of a teaching approach that allows students in challenging engineering courses to access hundreds of instructional videos and animations while encouraging interaction with each other and faculty online. The system, called the Purdue Mechanics Freeform Classroom, might help answer a national call by the U.S. Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to increase the number of engineering graduates by 10,000 annually. More ...

Purdue patentsPurdue named in top 15 for worldwide universities granted U.S. patents in 2015

Purdue is ranked 15th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2015, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Purdue had 101 U.S. utility patents issued in 2015, compared with 93 the previous year. More ...

Purdue receives $1.6M to expand Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded Purdue $1.6 million to expand its Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program, an initiative that has helped nearly two dozen defense-connected industries and communities in Indiana. More ...

Purdue recognized for technology transfer partnership with U.S. military

The Purdue Research Foundation will receive the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer's 2016 Midwest Regional Partnership Award for its work with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in Crane, Indiana. The award recognizes a nonfederal American-owned company, or college or university, in the Midwest region that has made outstanding efforts to promote either the actual transfer of federal technology or the federal technology transfer program. More ...

Purdue, Ivy Tech program opens door to aviation technology majors

Curriculum offered through a partnership between Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Ivy Tech Community College will create a new group of workers to fill an emerging need in the regional workforce. The co-enrollment program begins this year and connects aviation curricula at Purdue Polytechnic Institute's School of Aviation and Transportation Technology and the Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette campus, Aviation Program. More ...

Indiana Black ExpoIn photos: Purdue at the 2016 Indiana Black Expo

Purdue focused on STEM education, Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis and youth development at the 46th annual Summer Celebration of the Indiana Black Expo on July 15-17 in Indianapolis. Many of Purdue's colleges and schools hosted booths at the exhibition, and the University also sponsored the Youth Leadership Summit. Enjoy photos here.

Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital takes shape; specialist hired

Construction continues with exterior walls now giving shape to the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital near Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana, and Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine has hired a board-certified equine surgeon to lead the medical team that will treat equine patients. The facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. More ...

Zhu earns Purdue's Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Jian-Kang Zhu, Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology and professor of biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2016 Herbert Newby McCoy Award, Purdue's top research honor in the natural sciences. The award recognizes Zhu for his groundbreaking contributions to furthering understanding of the mechanisms and role of epigenetics in biology. More ...

Varma honored with Purdue's Arden L. Bement Jr. Award

Arvind Varma, the R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of the School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the 2016 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award. It is Purdue's top award in pure and applied science and engineering and is bestowed in recognition of Varma's pioneering contributions to the discipline of chemical reaction engineering. More ...

Jason CannonHealth sciences prof receives $1.68 million to study if dietary factors may have a role in Parkinson's disease

Jason Cannon, associate professor of toxicology in the School of Health Sciences, has received a $1.68 million grant to study if a probable carcinogen formed when grilling meat at high temperatures also is a neurotoxin linked to Parkinson's disease. Cannon received the five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. More ...

Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue study. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Purdue Northwest's CIVS research center selected to Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Purdue Northwest's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has been selected to become part of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a new national network launched by President Barack Obama to further the area of advanced manufacturing technology, including a supporting workforce and an education pipeline. CIVS also recently received an $869,180 grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program. More ...

IPFW names dean of Doermer School of Business

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has named Melissa L. Gruys as its new dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business. Gruys, who served as professor and chair of the Department of Management and International Business at Wright State University, assumed her duties at IPFW on July 1. More ...

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