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February 2, 2017

Your most sophisticated lawn sprinkler system may rely on a junk-drawer staple. Because magic tape — that whisper-thin, nearly invisible wonder of modern household adhesion — holds not just daily utility but super-powers. Professor Babak

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January 11, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power gri

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January 10, 2017

Dr. Zubin Jacob, an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University, recently received the NSF CAREER* award for his proposal entitled, Controlling Single Photon Interactions with K-Surface Engineered Nanomaterials. The

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December 15, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers - during the international IEDM 2016 conference the week of Dec. 5 - showcased a range of concepts and technologies that foreshadow the future of the semiconductor industry.

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December 7, 2016

Researchers have developed a low-cost skin patch that changes color to indicate different levels of hydration, representing a potential new medical technology. Such an innovation might be used by marathon runners, military personnel and others to he

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December 1, 2016

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has elevated Dimitrios Peroulis to fellow status. Peroulis, professor of electrical and computer engineering with a courtesy appointment as professor of mechanical engineering, was recommended for

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November 28, 2016

New research has shown that honeycomb "cellular" materials made of a shape-memory polymer might be programmed for specific purposes, from shock-absorbing football helmets to biomedical implants.

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November 21, 2016

Eight Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. The professors are being honored for their efforts toward

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November 16, 2016

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.

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November 11, 2016

A Purdue alumnus has given the university's School of Chemical Engineering a $20 million gift, and the school will now be named in his honor.

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November 4, 2016

Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering recently received notification of renewal of its operating license for the Purdue University Reactor Number One, or PUR-1. The Facility Operating License, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, enables

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November 2, 2016

The INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering brings an educational aspect to the holiday season with its third annual Engineering Gift Guide.

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October 26, 2016

Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center is promoting its latest multidisciplinary research equipment to university faculty and external users.

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October 25, 2016

Purdue University is working with Argonne National Laboratory to supercharge a "metagenomics data" system that could bring innovations in personalized medicine, better management of oil spills and other clinical and ecological applications.

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October 24, 2016

A Purdue University experiment has been picked to go into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket. David Spencer, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics in the College of Engineering, was notified his project, Aerodynamic Deorbit

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October 20, 2016

A Purdue-related startup is developing a unique nanoparticle ultraviolet radiation technology that could enhance cancer cell killing effects of radiation treatment, thus reducing radiation doses and patient side effects.

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October 17, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos invited Purdue University to work with Colombian partners to assist with the development of a master plan for sustainable development of the Orinoquía region. As a result, Purdue has studied the region and is us

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October 14, 2016

Five Purdue professors were selected as fellows of the American Physical Society. James M. Caruthers, the Gerald and Sarah Skidmore Professor in Chemical Engineering; Yong P. Chen, professor of physics and professor of electrical and computer enginee

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October 12, 2016

A biomedical startup that licensed a Purdue University technology has developed a late-stage prostate cancer therapy that could provide an alternative to current hormone therapies that are known to develop resistance after prolonged use. Ji-Xin Ch

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October 6, 2016

Researchers have confirmed the existence of a naturally occurring exotic property in which a material becomes thicker when stretched - the opposite of most materials - a discovery that could lead to new studies into the fundamental science of nano-ma

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October 6, 2016

Purdue University has been awarded a five-year, $4.1 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help coordinate a national initiative aimed at minimizing damage to physical civil infrastructure.

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October 5, 2016

Researchers have shown how a process for the "carbonization" of wheat flour creates numerous tiny pores that capture carbon dioxide, representing a potential renewable technology to reduce the industrial emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere

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October 4, 2016

NAMEPA, Inc., the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates, has named Dean Leah Jamieson the 2016 NAMEPA Dean of Engineering Champion at its 37th Annual national conference. The conference is at the West Lafayette campus th

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September 28, 2016

Purdue ranks fourth among public institutions in the United States, based on a new survey announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

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September 28, 2016

In March 2016, the College of Engineering initiated a competition, "Staff-inspired Transformation," to generate new initiatives to transform the College's operations.

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September 16, 2016

An international research team has used a "thermal metamaterial" to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could bring devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from power plants and factories.

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September 15, 2016

Researchers have levitated a tiny nanodiamond particle with a laser in a vacuum chamber, using the technique for the first time to detect and measure its "torsional vibration," an advance that could bring new types of sensors and studies in quantum m

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September 14, 2016

Discovery Park at Purdue University is hosting an Open House and Convergence Conference on Sept. 23, showcasing Discovery Park's interdisciplinary research successes and opportunities through laboratory tours, TED-style talks and presentations by cen

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September 14, 2016

The College of Engineering remains No. 9, tied with Cornell University in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings. Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the schools of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering all

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September 13, 2016

Hyowon Lee, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $409,254 grant from the National Institutes of Health and the Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Award of $100,000 per year, for up to three years.

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September 12, 2016

A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Toyota Research Institute of North America developing a new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award.

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September 9, 2016

Purdue University will be step for step with the Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay runners Friday (Sept. 9) as they carry the torch designed and created by College of Engineering students.

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September 8, 2016

Purdue Nuclear Engineering's Senior Design team has been selected as finalists for the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) student design competition. Team members include Phillip Dressman, Abhijit Jassem, Trevor Kyle, Ryan Nicholson, Sara Sanders, a

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September 8, 2016

A new system under development could allow people with no technical training to use their smartphones and tablets to easily create designs and fabricate them with a 3-D printer or a laser cutter.

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