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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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August 26, 2016

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

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August 26, 2016

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Aug. 26) approved three named professorships and a distinguished professorship. Trustees ratified Miko Cakmak as the Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Nathan Ha

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August 22, 2016

A Purdue University researcher led a team that is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award, which has been called the "Oscars of invention."

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August 18, 2016

A new concept could bring highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.

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August 9, 2016

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 gran

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August 8, 2016

The Discovery Park open house and Convergence Conference will be noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, and will promote and celebrate Discovery Park’s research, solicit new faculty partnerships and increase awareness about Discovery Park.

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August 3, 2016

Micro-robotic manipulators with the ability to move in increments far smaller than the width of a human hair might be enlisted for a range of applications in research, manufacturing, medicine and homeland security.

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July 28, 2016

AAE Professor Kathleen Howell has been chosen to serve on the Technology, Innovation, and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.

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July 27, 2016

The Summer Undergraduates Research Fellowship program will show off the work of more than 100 students on Aug. 4 at its 2016 Research Symposium.

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July 26, 2016

Purdue facility is part of a national $250 million DOE supported manufacturing innovation initiative WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 300 people and about 20 Indiana composite materials companies celebrated the opening of the $50 million Indiana M

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July 20, 2016

The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries

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July 19, 2016

Researchers have demonstrated how to control the "electron spin" of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physi

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July 12, 2016

Purdue University 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.

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July 12, 2016

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.

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June 20, 2016

Purdue's newest astronaut will carry his university pride with him when he ventures into outer space next year.

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June 16, 2016

A recent global, discipline-specific ranking places one Purdue University engineering school at the head of the class, according to ShanghaiRankings.

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June 13, 2016

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.

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May 25, 2016

A gift from Mary Louise Miller, wife of the late engineer and entrepreneur Dr. Dane Miller, will name the headship of Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering as part of Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University.

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May 19, 2016

Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama during a White

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May 17, 2016

A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars and lightweight microsatellites for communications.

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May 3, 2016

Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for atherosclerosis.

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April 25, 2016

Blind and visually impaired students are partnering with Purdue University students working on projects through the EPICS program to improve education technology for others. Two EPICS student teams have worked with the Indiana School for the Blind

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April 20, 2016

A system that uses a laser and electrical current to precisely position and align carbon nanotubes represents a potential new tool for creating electronic devices out of the tiny fibers. Because carbon nanotubes have unique thermal and electrical

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April 20, 2016

A new technique might be used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or impairment from concussions by detecting and measuring subtle oscillations in a person's standing posture. The approach detects and measures "limit cy

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April 18, 2016

Purdue University professor Michael Manfra has been selected to lead Station Q Purdue, part of an elite team assembled by Microsoft's Station Q to pursue a path to quantum computing. For the Station Q at Purdue project, Manfra collaborated with re

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April 14, 2016

Professor Volkan Ortalan was one of 2 faculty at Purdue, and 47 in the nation, to win a Young Investigator award.

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April 11, 2016

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (April 8) approved two named professorships, renamed a third professorship and passed a resolution of appreciation for donors. The approvals were made during a meeting at the Calumet campus. Trustees

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April 6, 2016

Students will get up close and personal at the biggest event for the smallest science at Purdue University's 2016 edition of NanoDays on April 13-15 at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The research center in Discovery Park will be buzzing with sp

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April 5, 2016

A Purdue University research team has developed a simulation technique as part of a project to help reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures for research and potential commercial technologies, including advanced sensors and batteries.

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April 4, 2016

A new technology that is easy to manufacture and uses commercially available materials makes it possible to continuously remove oils and other pollutants from water, representing a potential tool for environmental cleanup.

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April 1, 2016

Tongcang Li, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her research titled, "Quantum Spin-Optomechanics of Optical

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March 31, 2016

A team led by Purdue University researchers is the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus, which reveals insights critical to the development of effective antiviral treatments and vaccines.

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March 28, 2016

A newly described property related to the "spin" and momentum of light waves suggests potential practical applications in photonic communications and photonic circuits.

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March 14, 2016

PhD Candidate Enas Sakr has received the 2016 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Award. It is awarded to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship recognizes the student's super

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March 11, 2016

When he died on February 23, 2016, Indiana native, Purdue alum and NASA astronaut Don Williams was 74.

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March 9, 2016

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Brad Duerstock is the lead inventor of RoboDesk, a robotic motorized mount that's customized to attach to power wheelchairs, recliners, and hospital beds for users with disabili

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March 1, 2016

Researchers involved in a national effort to develop cancer treatments that harness nanotechnology are recommending pivotal changes in the field because experiments with laboratory animals and efforts based on current assumptions about drug delivery

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February 26, 2016

An environmentally friendly solid rocket propellant and a blood oxygenation monitoring device won big at the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition Feb. 23, in Discovery Park.

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February 24, 2016

Two Purdue University researchers have been named as recipients of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young researchers. Selected for the awards were Arezoo Ar

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February 23, 2016

Researchers have developed a new analytical tool for medical applications and biological research that might be used to diagnose cancer more rapidly than conventional methods.

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February 22, 2016

Purdue University highlighted the expansion of facilities and research at its Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory, during a Monday (Feb. 22) celebration in the Kurz Atrium of the Neil Armstrong Hall o

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February 19, 2016

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology has named John Weaver as recipient of the 2016 Al Lieberman Mentoring Award. This award is presented for significant contributions to the success of others through mentoring, and willingness to s

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February 16, 2016

Purdue University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a seminar on Wednesday (Feb. 17) on the recent discovery by an international research team that it had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding, as predicted by Einste

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February 10, 2016

Purdue University has been selected as a partner with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to host 25 of Africa's emerging entrepreneurs for an academic and leadership institute this summer. Beginning in mid-June, Purdue wil

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February 8, 2016

Liang Pan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation.

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February 5, 2016

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. "Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon ar

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February 4, 2016

Purdue University students on the Hyperloop team will get the chance to bring their designs to life later this year. The 18-member team was among 30 teams selected to advance during the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition last weekend at Texas A&M U

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February 4, 2016

Purdue's College of Engineering in November named three preeminent teams to focus on research ranging from medical imaging and head trauma to advanced composite materials. The effort is part of the college's strategic growth plan, which will add

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February 4, 2016

Kathleen Howell, the Distinguished Hsu Lo Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, has been named one of 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by Philadelphia, Penn.-based BestMastersDegrees.com.

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February 1, 2016

Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2015 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science

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January 28, 2016

New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a potential leap in performance. Although optical fibers

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January 26, 2016

We cherish our smartphones for delivering entertainment and information on the go, but their need for daily charging is a problem. Battery life can’t get any shorter than it is today. (Well, it could, but consumers wouldn’t be happy about it.) So whe

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January 26, 2016

What researchers had thought of as a barrier to developing advanced technologies based on the emerging field of plasmonics is now seen as a potential pathway to practical applications in areas from cancer therapy to nanomanufacturing. Plasmonic ma

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January 19, 2016

Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the technology to study exotic physics and building new

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January 15, 2016

Researchers are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating within groups, an advance aimed at using the tiny machines in areas including manufacturing and medicine.

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January 14, 2016

In "Star Trek," a transporter can teleport a person from one location to a remote location without actually making the journey along the way. Such a transporter has fascinated many people. Quantum teleportation shares several features of the transpor

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January 12, 2016

Incandescent lighting could make a comeback with a new type of filter that "recycles" infrared photons and improves efficiency, an innovation that also could enable solar cells to convert heat into electricity more efficiently than conventional photo

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January 5, 2016

Purdue University has received one of nine new 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants sponsored by ExxonMobil to support university partnerships and new study abroad programs.

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December 22, 2015

Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.

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December 19, 2015

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Saturday (Dec. 19) ratified seven named and distinguished professors and approved a resolution of appreciation for eight donors who have given $1 million or more to Purdue. Trustees approved Todor Cooklev a

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December 16, 2015

Five Purdue University faculty members in the College of Engineering and one in the Polytechnic Institute of Technology won 2015 Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation, one of the most prestigious NSF honors for

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December 11, 2015

Following the trend of large, student-organized competitions designed to showcase the incredible talents of Purdue University students, the ECE Student Society will be hosting its biannual Spark Challenge this Friday in the Purdue Armory, from 3-6 p.

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December 10, 2015

Birck Graduate Student Justus Ndukaife received the Best Poster Award at the ASME 2015 IMECE Conference student poster competition, which was held in Houston on November 17, 2015. His poster was titled "Hybrid Electroplasmonic Nanotweezer: Shaping th

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November 25, 2015

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers co-authored an article selected among the top 10 papers in the journal Energy Technology in 2014

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November 24, 2015

Four 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.

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November 24, 2015

Metal nanoparticles supported on solids are widely used as catalysts to drive petroleum refining, automobile emissions cleanup, and other processes.

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November 23, 2015

Purdue University's College of Engineering has named three preeminent teams to focus on research ranging from medical imaging and head trauma to advanced composite materials. The effort is part of the college's strategic growth plan, which will a

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November 22, 2015

On Saturday, the Indiana State Museum collaborated with Purdue to host the very first Purdue Day. There were over 25 tables at the exhibit including hands on activities on nanoscience by Birck nanotechnology center at Discovery Park.

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November 20, 2015

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.

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November 19, 2015

A Purdue University researcher led a team that won a 2015 R&D 100 award for developing a process to manufacture “carbon microspheres” from waste plastics.

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November 16, 2015

A Purdue innovation that could help improve efficiency and lower the costs of selective scientific imaging equipment is being commercialized by High Performance Imaging LLC.

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November 13, 2015

Purdue University will bring more than 25 hands-on exhibits and interactive demonstrations on Nov. 21 to the Indiana State Museum. Purdue Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone with a Purdue student, faculty, staff or alumni ID or who wears Purdue g

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November 12, 2015

A detector buried deep beneath a tall mountain, nearly one mile of rock and 16 feet of water could rise to the occasion in the search for dark matter.

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November 11, 2015

Purdue researchers have devised a way to capture the finer details of complex cell processes by using tiny synthetic particles known as dendrimers, a technology that could lead to more targeted treatment for cancer.

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November 11, 2015

Most people think of bright and intricate images when they think of fractals. Now, fractal mathematics are being used to investigate heat transfer in semiconductor materials. Thermoelectric devices generate electricity from heat and their perform

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November 10, 2015

Two Purdue University researchers have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health as part of the NIH's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative. The Purdue recipients are Meng Cui, an assistant profe

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November 10, 2015

Purdue University is collaborating with General Motors to develop a new type of energy-absorbing material that might be 3-D printed and that could have an impact in areas ranging from earthquake engineering to safer football helmets.

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November 9, 2015

Silver nanowires hold promise for applications such as flexible displays and solar cells, but their susceptibility to damage from highly energetic UV radiation and harsh environmental conditions has limited their commercialization.

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November 6, 2015

• Faculty and staff honors: - Sophie Leličvre, a professor of basic medical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and associate director of collaborative science for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, received an Indiana Woman of Achi

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November 5, 2015

The top administrator for the U.S. Navy's energy efforts will speak at Purdue University next week as part of a kickoff workshop for a Purdue-Navy research effort to address alternative energy and power issues.

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November 5, 2015

A new system allows a 3-D printer to produce functioning products with enclosed electronic and motorized components and customized devices such as a computer mouse molded to a user's hand.

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November 3, 2015

Purdue University students, faculty and staff across all disciplines who aspire to be entrepreneurs are invited to a free event on Friday (Nov. 6) to learn how to turn their innovations and ideas into companies.

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November 2, 2015

A new type of "nanotweezer" capable of positioning tiny objects quickly and accurately and freezing them in place could enable improved nanoscale sensing methods and aid research to manufacture advanced technologies such as quantum computers and ultr

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November 2, 2015

Purdue University celebrated a decade of research advancements in nanotechnology on Friday (Oct. 30) at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the $58 million Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park.

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October 30, 2015

The Birck Nanotechnology Center celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Discovery Park Friday. Past and present Birck officials were on hand to celebrate a decade of research at the West Lafayette facility. Nanotechnology is making atomic and molec

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October 26, 2015

An ultrapure material taken to pressures greater than that in the depths of the ocean and chilled to temperatures colder than outer space has revealed an unexpected phase transition that crosses two different phase categories.

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October 21, 2015

A new mathematical model allows researchers to better understand and plan the designs for infrastructure to account for human factors in systems ranging from small-scale agriculture to urban infrastructure.

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October 16, 2015

Purdue is launching two statewide initiatives to help Indiana entrepreneurs and established companies license and commercialize Purdue's patented innovations and create a strong relationship with Purdue. The initiatives will support entrepreneurship

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October 15, 2015

A Purdue startup is commercializing an assistive wheelchair technology that could provide people with disabilities an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad or other mobile device without being limited by a table

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October 9, 2015

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 9) ratified seven named and distinguished professors and approved a resolution of appreciation for seven donors who have given $1 million or more to Purdue.

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October 7, 2015

A Purdue University researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the behavior of elliptical particles moving through fluid?

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October 6, 2015

Purdue University researchers will tackle several alternative energy-related projects for the U.S. Navy and develop a power and energy course through a grant of nearly $3 million from the Office of Naval Research. The Navy Enterprise Partnership T

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October 6, 2015

Professor Michael Manfra has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to physics in advancing MBE growth of AlGaAs/GaAs and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures that enable fundamental understanding of 2D electron correlati

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October 5, 2015

Over the next week, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will recognize several alumni with the President’s Council Distinguished Pinnacle Award for the significant impact their generous gifts have on university student and faculty programs, org

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October 5, 2015

A three-year Purdue University study on the challenges women in engineering face has earned support from the National Science Foundation. The study, "Why We Persist: An Intersectional Study to Characterize and Examine the Experiences of Women Tenu

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October 5, 2015

Purdue University during a two-day international workshop beginning Oct. 13 will launch a new center dedicated to quantum science and technology, which could bring advances rivaling those from integrated circuits and lasers. The university will a

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October 2, 2015

C. Douglas Ebersole (BSAAE '82), has been named the top civilian leader at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Ebersole will manage a workforce of about 10,000 military, civil service and contractor employees and a $4.4 billion budget. Most recently,

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October 1, 2015

Researchers for the first time have applied a modern theory of heat transport in experiments with semiconductors used in computers and lasers, with implications for the design of devices that convert waste heat into electricity and the control of ove

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October 1, 2015

Purdue University has created a new lyophilization consortium, LyoHUB, to improve freeze-drying technology to make food, pharmaceuticals and biotech products safer and more affordable. The center is funded by the National Institute of Standards an

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September 28, 2015

Purdue University professor Anand Raghunathan is spending the year at a new brain research center in India to explore the interface between neuroscience and engineering to learn more about how the brain works, and how this knowledge can be applied t

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September 28, 2015

NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday (Sept. 25) helped kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving. Bolden spoke at the c

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September 25, 2015

Professors David J. Love and Supriyo Datta have been named Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers for 2015.

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September 24, 2015

High school seniors can register now for a firsthand look at the College of Engineering at Purdue University. Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue provides young women with an interest in engineering the opportunity to learn about the universit

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September 23, 2015

Rolls-Royce is the first partner on the runway with Purdue Research Foundation in the recently established Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, officials announced Wednesday (Sept. 23). Pending board approvals, Purdue Researc

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September 22, 2015

The Purdue University-based I-STEM Resource Network will receive $442,956 to continue its partnership with the South Bend Community School Corporation. The award is an Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education a

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September 22, 2015

The high cost and scarcity of lithium are driving research to develop alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, especially to meet future needs in energy storage, say researcher, Prof. Vilas Pol from Purdue University in an article about a potential rep

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September 22, 2015

NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday (Sept. 25) will help kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving. Bolden will speak

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September 21, 2015

Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering will hold a celebration and open house for its "reimagined" home in Grissom Hall on Oct. 9. The event at Grissom Hall is hosted by the College of Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering

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September 20, 2015

Li Yi (Physics PhD ’14) was confirmed by the Chorafas Foundation to receive the 2015 D.N. Chorafas Foundation Prize. Yi’s PhD dissertation, “Study of Quark Gluon Plasma by Particle Correlations in Heavy Ion Collisions,” which was supervised by Fuqian

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September 18, 2015

Quality control facilities in the food industry and the federal government can use new technology developed by a team of Purdue University researchers to speed up the process of detecting pathogens like salmonella in fruits, vegetables, meat and othe

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September 17, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden is announcing Wednesday (Sept. 16) that Purdue University has received an advanced U.S. Department of Energy research award to improve concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative, a resear

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September 16, 2015

The Purdue College of Engineering is using the university's advanced cleanroom at Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) for the laboratory to expand an electrical and computer engineering class that exposes undergraduate students to high-end research.

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September 15, 2015

Professors David J. Love and Supriyo Datta have been named Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers for 2015.

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September 11, 2015

The schools of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering each moved up in the latest undergraduate program rankings from U.S. News & World Report released Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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September 10, 2015

The first large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers has revealed that apps drain 28.9 percent of battery power while the screen is off. To address the problem, researchers have created a software tool that reduces the energy drain

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August 31, 2015

Debugging large-scale programs that run on the largest supercomputers is significantly more difficult than debugging serial programs. Today's top supercomputers have more than a million cores, while human cognitive abilities are overwhelmed when deal

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August 28, 2015

Researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) are partnering with global industry leaders in the Midwest and the state of Indiana as part of a $171 million federal initiative to advance research and m

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August 21, 2015

Fifty-three faculty members are joining the College of Engineering for the 2015-16 academic year.

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August 3, 2015

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, an energy and resources industry executive at Deloitte Consulting LLP who also spent a decade as a top scientist and administrator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as chief scientist and executive d

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July 7, 2015

Mike Birck (BSEE ’60, DEA ’91, HDR ’95) passed away early morning of Monday July 6. Dr. Birck was an outstanding alumnus of ECE, and a great friend of ECE, Birck Nanotechnology Center and Purdue. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, the ECE Headship, a

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April 16, 2015

Dalton Chaffee, an electrical engineering major in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Honors College, has won a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention. Dalton researches with Dr. Peter Bermel in Purdue’s Birck Nanotechn

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April 16, 2015

Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This award is given to recognize Professor Ribeiro’s outstanding research in the field of Catalysis. Pro

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April 16, 2015

The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi announced that Arvind Varma is the winner of the 2015 Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. He will be honored at the 2015 Sigma Xi banquet on April 8, 2015 in the John Purdue Room.

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April 16, 2015

The annual Awards of Excellence for engineering faculty were presented at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 10, 2015. Ann Rundell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received the Engagement and Service Award. Jenna Rickus,

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April 9, 2015

Young students will get up close and personal with the world of the incredibly small at Purdue University's 2015 edition of NanoDays on April 15-17 at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The high-end research center in Discovery Park will be buzzing

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March 31, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases.

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March 31, 2015

Drinks and laughter were shared among friends and colleagues during the monthly Science on Tap lecture last night.

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March 25, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.

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March 23, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Progress in developing nanophotonic devices capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh conditions for applications including data storage, sensing, health care and energy will depend on the research community and indus

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March 10, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have used an advanced model to simulate in unprecedented detail the workings of "resistance-switching cells" that might replace conventional memory for electronics applications, with the potential to bring faster an

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March 10, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new process for coating copper nanowires with graphene - an ultrathin layer of carbon – lowers resistance and heating, suggesting potential applications in computer chips and flexible displays.

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March 5, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.

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March 5, 2015

PhD Candidates Aida Ebrahimi and Nate Kinsey have received the 2015 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship Award. It is awarded to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship is highl

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March 5, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Officials have announced that 10 Purdue faculty and staff members copyrighted their work in the 2013-2014 fiscal year through the Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization.

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March 5, 2015

Professor Tim Fisher has been selected to receive the 2014 Ruth and Joel Spira Award.

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March 3, 2015

Purdue researchers use Blue Waters supercomputer to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies

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February 26, 2015

Professor Alexandra Boltasseva has been invited to speak at the 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (US FOE) scheduled for September 9-11, 2015, at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The total number of participants

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February 25, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University has formed an industry research consortium as part of a national center to create temperature-control technologies for dynamic energy systems on aerospace vehicles

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February 17, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University biomedical engineering professor Jenna Rickus will headline the next Science on Tap with a discussion about advancements in biomedical science and engineering that may redefine what it means to be human in the

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February 16, 2015

Dr. Peter Bermel, an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University, recently received the NSF CAREER* award for his proposal entitled, "Thermophotonics for Efficient Harvesting of Waste Heat as Electricity". The total

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January 29, 2015

Innovators Hall of Fame - Members for 2013-2014

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January 20, 2015

Five Purdue University researchers received nearly $150,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies. The innovations originate from multiple disciplines and range from water purification to a drug-delivery technology.

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January 15, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have demonstrated a new way to enhance the emission of single photons by using "hyperbolic metamaterials," a step toward creating devices in work aimed at developing quantum computers and communications technologies

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December 12, 2014

Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new method that creates large-area patterns of three-dimensional nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass p

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December 10, 2014

Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 – the purified germanium semiconductor – and now researchers here

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December 5, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.

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December 3, 2014

Graduate Student Justus Ndukaife has been awarded the Golden Torch Award by the National Society of Black Engineers. He was honored as the Graduate Student of the Year. Justus is advised by Professor Alexandra Boltasseva.

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December 3, 2014

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics assistant researcher Milad Alucozai named Purdue's first Mitchell Scholarship winner Purdue University’s Milad Alucozai has been chosen as one of only 12 U.S. students to receive the nationally prestigious Mi

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December 3, 2014

When John Weaver was offered a job to run a facility that had yet to be completed, it only took him 10 seconds to say yes. As the strategic facilities officer at Birck Nanotechnology Center, Weaver is charged with enabling research through safety,

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December 1, 2014

NMTI announces breakthrough solutions for HAMR nanoantenna for next-generation ultra-high density magnetic storage WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Nano-Meta Technologies Inc. (NMTI) in the Purdue Research Park have shown how to overcome key

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November 21, 2014

Purdue 3-D printing innovation capable of making stronger, lighter metal works for auto, aerospace industries WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - A Purdue innovation that produces stronger, lighter metal parts that work for the automot

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November 17, 2014

'Topological insulators' promising for spintronics, quantum computers WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have uncovered "smoking-gun" evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible "spintronic" devices

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November 7, 2014

'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synt

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October 24, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by

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October 10, 2014

Startup is using plasmonics to advance optical technologies, improve data-storage capabilities, solar thermophotovoltaic cell performance WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue-based startup is developing high-temperature "plasmonic metamaterials" that

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October 10, 2014

Purdue doctoral student Archana Tankasala is studying electron interactions in few-electron systems involving 1.5 to 2 million atoms as part of research that could contribute to development of quantum computers exponentially more capable than today’s

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October 10, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications.

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September 26, 2014

Novel technology could one day help determine optimal window for cancer treatment The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well

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September 26, 2014

Michael Ladisch, distinguished professor of agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, has been appointed to the board of directors of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, which Congress authorized

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September 26, 2014

Professor Jeff Rhoads has been featured in ASEE's Prism Magazine's "20 Under 40".

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September 26, 2014

Professor Jeff Rhoads has been selected to receive the 2014 ASME C. D. Mote Jr., Early Career Award, which is presented to an early career recipient who demonstrates research excellence in the field of vibration and acoustics by the ASME Technical Co

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September 26, 2014

Professor Xianfan Xu recently received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, which is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice and design, or a combination of

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September 17, 2014

Professor Peidi "Peter" Ye delivers plenary talk at SSDM 2014 on “New Channel Materials and Devices Beyond Si CMOS”

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September 17, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers are reporting key milestones in developing new semiconductors to potentially replace silicon in future computer chips and for applications in flexible electronics.

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September 17, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance s

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September 17, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching.

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September 17, 2014

Suresh Garimella has been selected as the 2014 Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award recipient. The award was established as a joint award of Pi Tau Sigma and ASME to recognize outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering for 20 years or more f

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September 17, 2014

The Office of the Provost recently announced the 2014 University Faculty Scholars, four of whom are from the College of Engineering.

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September 17, 2014

Professor Arvind Raman appointed Associate Dean, to lead Purdue's Global Engineering Programs Arvind Raman has accepted an appointment as Associate Dean for Global Engineering Programs, effective May 1, 2014, and will lead Purdue's Global Engineer

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September 17, 2014

A 1973 Roosevelt graduate, Robert Lucht studied nuclear engineering and graduated with Highest Honors from Purdue University. He received a National Science Foundation fellowship for his graduate studies.

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September 15, 2014

Frequency comb formation and transition to chaos in microresonators with near-zero dispersion Published in Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4305-4308 (2014) by Andrei S. Rogov and Evgenii E. Narimanov Spotlight summary: Imagine an optical sy

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September 15, 2014

Undergraduate Student Pablo Jimenez-Corredor wins First Place at NSAC Undergraduate Student Research Symposium at Discovery Park Undergraduate Student Pablo Jimenez-Corredor has won first place at this year's Nanotechnology Student Advisory Counci

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September 15, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.

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August 27, 2014

Professor Dimitrios Peroulis has received the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. This award recognizes an outstanding young MTT-S member who has distinguished himself/herself through a sequence of

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August 27, 2014

Ali Shakouri, the Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center, is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious THERMI Award for his contributions to the field of semiconductor thermal management.

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August 27, 2014

Two leading researchers in Discovery Park's Birck Nanotechnology Center have been selected as University Faculty Scholars for Purdue University. Michael Manfra, the William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor of Physics, and Alexandra Boltasseva, an as

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November 15, 2013

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.

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November 7, 2013

Purdue University's College of Engineering has named four research teams that will be a priority for faculty hiring during the coming year.

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October 23, 2013

Professor Alexandra Boltasseva has been elected to the Materials Research Society (MRS) Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2014.

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October 22, 2013

Researchers at Purdue Univ. are developing a method to mass-produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries, with an eye toward manufacturing in the Midwest.

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October 15, 2013

2013-2014 Birck Nanotechnology Center Discovery Park Research Fellows

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June 6, 2013

A Purdue University researcher instrumental in developing and advancing software for one of the first cloud computer networks for computational nanotechnology research will give the next Science on Tap talk. Gerhard Klimeck, a professor of electri

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May 29, 2013

Carl Zeiss Microscopy will host an informational lecture on nanofabrication techniques at Purdue Univ. on June 4, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, in the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Rm. 2001. We ask that you reserve your spot as the lectures will be follo

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May 23, 2013

Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing. The electrode i

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April 25, 2013

Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad. "Let's say you have a large population of cells," said Corey Neu, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biome

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April 16, 2013

Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors.

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April 15, 2013

Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors. The layered struct

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March 18, 2013

The metasurfaces could make possible "planar photonics" devices and optical switches small enough to be integrated into computer chips for information processing and telecommunications, said Alexader Kildishev, associate research professor of electri

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March 18, 2013

Tim S. Fisher, Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, talks to AZoNano about Thermal Energy Transfer in Nanomaterials.

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February 8, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to create a material that forces electrons into rare states important to basic research and with potential applications for next g

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February 5, 2013

Purdue University researchers have received a five-year $14.5 million National Science Foundation grant to expand its widely used nanoHUB.org online science and engineering gateway. The Cyber Platform, a part of the Network for Computational Nanotech

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January 17, 2013

The work of an international team of researchers led by Gerhard Klimeck, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, and Michelle Simmons, professor of physics at the University of New South Wales, is ranked #29 on Discover

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January 11, 2013

Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system for medicine and research. The theory behi

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December 5, 2012

A new type of transistor shaped like a Christmas tree has arrived just in time for the holidays, but the prototype won't be nestled under the tree along with the other gifts.

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December 5, 2012

Some of the best inventions are the ones that are found by accident. At Purdue a Ph.D. student did just that.

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November 30, 2012

Distinguished Purdue University professor Vladimir Shalaev has been named a 2012 recipient of the UNESCO Medal for the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies

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September 19, 2012

(Phys.org)—Researchers have created a new type of miniature pump activated by body heat that could be used in drug-delivery patches powered by fermentation.

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September 19, 2012

Devices 100 times thinner than a strand of hair and pea-sized computer chips, are making a substantial difference in the future of energy efficiency. Plans for interdisciplinary research are being made to effectively utilize the newly developed Di

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September 19, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center will showcase the breadth of its research portfolio during a daylong review and open house on Oct. 10. Supratik Guha, director of physical sciences at IBM Corp. for the Thomas

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August 31, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the airwaves to impr

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August 30, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new "nano machine shop" that shapes nanowires and ultrathin films could represent a future manufacturing method for tiny structures with potentially revolutionary properties.

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August 30, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue researchers may be close to a breakthrough in glucose testing. Tim Fisher, a professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of four other people, created a sensor able to detect glucose in fluids like tears and s

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August 22, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine and might be manufactured at low cost because it does not require many processing steps to produce.

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August 9, 2012

Online courses covering the fundamentals of atomic force microscopy will be offered beginning August 27, 2012, by nanoHUB-U, an initiative founded by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology and Purdue University

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July 11, 2012

Researchers have demonstrated tiny machines that could make possible super-accurate sensors and motors, with far-reaching applications from computer storage to altimeters, detecting petroleum deposits to measuring DNA-binding forces.

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May 24, 2012

Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including advanced solar cells and quantum computing.

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May 22, 2012

Researchers at Purdue University are working with the U.S. Army and neurosurgeons at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to create a new type of "bioactive" coating for stents used to treat brain aneurisms including those caused by head

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May 15, 2012

Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.

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May 15, 2012

Researchers have created an ultrasensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and "personalized medicine" tailored to the specific biochemistry of individual patients.

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April 17, 2012

Researchers are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.

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April 17, 2012

Nearly 2,000 elementary, middle and high school students are expected to descend onto the Purdue University campus April 26-27 for NanoDays 2012 to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating world of nanotechnology.

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February 19, 2012

The smallest transistor ever built - in fact, the smallest transistor that can be built - has been created using a single phosphorous atom by an international team of researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University and the Univers

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February 7, 2012

Researchers have learned how to improve the performance of sensors that use tiny vibrating microcantilevers to detect chemical and biological agents for applications from national security to food processing.

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January 26, 2012

The driving bass rhythm of rap music can be harnessed to power a new type of miniature medical sensor designed to be implanted in the body.

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January 17, 2012

Researchers have created new "microtweezers" capable of manipulating objects to build tiny structures, print coatings to make advanced sensors, and grab and position live stem cell spheres for research.

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January 5, 2012

The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capa

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December 22, 2011

Researchers have shown how arrays of tiny "plasmonic nanoantennas" are able to precisely manipulate light in new ways that could make possible a range of optical innovations such as more powerful microscopes, telecommunications and computers.

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December 22, 2011

Researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers.

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December 8, 2011

Online courses covering the fundamentals of nanotechnology will be offered beginning in 2012 by the science portal nanoHUB, the national Network for Computational Nanotechnology and Purdue University.

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December 6, 2011

Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.

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December 5, 2011

Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging tool for tracking structures called carbon nanotubes in living cells and the bloodstream, which could aid efforts to perfect their use in biomedical research and clinical medicine.

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November 21, 2011

Researchers are making progress in developing a system that measures the mechanical properties of living cells, a technology that could be used to diagnose human disease and better understand biological processes.

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November 15, 2011

Purdue University scientists have developed a method for stacking synthetic DNA and carbon nanotubes onto a biosensor electrode, a development that may lead to more accurate measurements for research related to diabetes and other diseases.

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November 10, 2011

The use of a piezoelectric element (acoustic excitation) to vibrate the base of a microcantilever is a popular way to perform dynamic atomic force microscopy (AFM).

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November 2, 2011

Fifty-nine Purdue University faculty, staff and students whose discoveries received patents during the 2010-2011 fiscal year will be recognized Wednesday (Nov. 2) during the Purdue Research Foundation's annual Inventors Recognition Reception.

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October 27, 2011

The merging of two technologies under development - plasmonics and nanophotonics - is promising the emergence of new "quantum information systems" far more powerful than today's computers.

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October 19, 2011

Researchers at Purdue University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a device small enough to fit on a computer chip that converts continuous laser light into numerous ultrashort pulses, a technology that might

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October 4, 2011

A leading researcher advancing efforts in thermoelectric energy conversion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected as the new Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University's Discove

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September 26, 2011

Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices.

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September 6, 2011

Researchers are making progress in creating digital transistors using a material called graphene, potentially sidestepping an obstacle thought to dramatically limit the material's use in computers and consumer electronics.

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August 31, 2011

Researchers have created and tested miniature devices that are implanted in tumors to generate oxygen, boosting the killing power of radiation and chemotherapy.

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August 25, 2011

A new tool developed by nuclear engineers at Purdue University will be hitched to an experimental fusion reactor at Princeton University to learn precisely what happens when extremely hot plasmas touch and interact with the inner surface of the react

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August 23, 2011

Alexandra Boltasseva, a Purdue University assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named one of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review magazine.

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July 27, 2011

A team of Purdue University researchers is among a small group in the world that has successfully created ultrapure material that captures new states of matter and could have applications in high-speed quantum computing.

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July 20, 2011

Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Vlad Shalaev has been appointed as Scientific Director for Nanophotonics in the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

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July 7, 2011

Researchers are developing new technologies that combine a laser and electric fields to manipulate fluids and tiny particles such as bacteria, viruses and DNA for a range of potential applications, from drug manufacturing to food safety.

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June 6, 2011

Researchers have developed a method for creating single-crystal arrays of a material called graphene, an advance that opens up the possibility of a replacement for silicon in high-performance computers and electronics.

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May 27, 2011

For the second consecutive year, top high school students will travel to Purdue University to participate June 5-17 in the ninth annual USA Biology Olympiad National Finals, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education. Team USA members earned

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April 11, 2011

John R. Weaver, facility manager at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Monroe Seligman Award by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.

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April 4, 2011

The fascinating, tiny world of nanotechnology will take center stage during the second annual NanoDays on April 15 and 16 at Discovery Park's Birck Nanotechnology Center.

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April 4, 2011

A Purdue University biochemist has demonstrated a process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets, which may help reduce drug side effects.

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March 14, 2011

Two leading nanotechnology industry experts and Indiana's top economic development officer will highlight a daylong focus on entrepreneurship at Purdue University next month, culminating with the inaugural Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition. Sea

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February 8, 2011

Researchers are developing a new type of biological and chemical sensor that has few moving parts, is low-cost and yet highly sensitive, sturdy and long-lasting.

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January 25, 2011

Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis.

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January 21, 2011

Researchers are developing a new class of "plasmonic metamaterials" as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar cells, and a possible invisibility cloak.

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January 20, 2011

Purdue University researchers have reproduced portions of the female breast in a tiny slide-sized model dubbed "breast on-a-chip" that will be used to test nanomedical approaches for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

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January 7, 2011

Every Friday, Purdue Today's "Did You Know?," a new feature, will explore unusual, unique and fascinating details that make this University one of a kind. This week's "Did You Know?" features the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory, the cleanest room

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January 4, 2011

Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost.

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December 28, 2010

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in developing breath-analysis technology to rapidly diagnose patients by detecting chemical compounds called "biomarkers" in a person's respiration in real time.

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December 7, 2010

A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.

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November 23, 2010

Researchers are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption.

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November 19, 2010

Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million to study quantum information science, a new field paving the way for quantum computing - a novel method to process information that is faster, more powerful and more efficient than classical computing.

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November 16, 2010

Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging tool for rapidly screening structures called single-wall carbon nanotubes, possibly hastening their use in creating a new class of computers and electronics that are faster and consume less power than today

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November 2, 2010

Purdue University and several Colombian agencies have signed an agreement establishing the Colombia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research.

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October 25, 2010

Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are teaming up with state officials to offer Indiana's first business plan competition targeting startup ventures and emerging companies in nanotechnology.

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October 7, 2010

Purdue University and three other U.S. universities have announced a multiyear partnership aimed at strengthening efforts by Russian National Research Universities to commercialize their research and foster campus entrepreneurship.

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August 31, 2010

Purdue University researchers have developed a new type of pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches.

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August 23, 2010

A biosensor utilizing black platinum and carbon nanotubes developed at Purdue University will help give scientists a better understanding of how the plant hormone auxin regulates root growth and seedling establishment.

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August 10, 2010

Nine top Purdue University graduate students at the Birck Nanotechnology Center will form the inaugural class in the Discovery Park center's new Graduate Ambassador Program.

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July 27, 2010

Researchers have discovered mechanisms critical to interactions between hot plasma and surfaces facing the plasma inside a thermonuclear fusion reactor, part of work aimed at developing coatings capable of withstanding the grueling conditions inside

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July 26, 2010

Purdue University will lead a new research center to improve photovoltaic solar cells as part of a national effort to bring alternative energy technologies to the marketplace.

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July 22, 2010

Researchers have shown that an advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips.

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January 26, 2010

A new approach in the design of miniature, insectlike robots could lead to "microids" the size of ants that move their tiny legs and mandibles using solid-state "muscles."

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January 5, 2010

Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic "ferropaper" that might be used to make low-cost "micromotors" for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers.

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November 26, 2009

A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires is closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue University and the University of California at

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November 10, 2009

Purdue University researchers are making progress in developing a new type of transistor that uses a finlike structure instead of the conventional flat design, possibly enabling engineers to create faster and more compact circuits and computer chips.

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October 7, 2009

Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other wat

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October 1, 2009

Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in efforts to use tiny structures called carbon nanotubes to create a new class of electronics that would be faster and smaller than conventional silicon-based transistors.

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September 28, 2009

Researchers at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center are collaborating with Indian colleagues at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research and General Electric Co.'s John F. Welch India Technology Center to launch a center focused o

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September 22, 2009

Understanding precisely how fluid boils in tiny "microchannels" has led to formulas and models that will help engineers design systems to cool high-power electronics in electric and hybrid cars, aircraft, computers and other devices.

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August 17, 2009

Researchers have created the tiniest laser since its invention nearly 50 years ago, paving the way for a host of innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging.

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August 16, 2009

Cleaning oily smears from kitchen countertops, mirrors, garage floors, and other surfaces with plain water — rather than strong detergents or smelly solvents — may seem like pure fantasy. But scientists in Indiana today describe what they believe to

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August 11, 2009

Researchers in the United States and Spain have discovered that a tool widely used in nanoscale imaging works differently in watery environments, a step toward better using the instrument to study biological molecules and structures.

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August 10, 2009

Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more exotic applications.

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July 22, 2009

More than 70 graduate students from across the country and Purdue University are on campus this week to learn about a new approach to 21st century electronic materials and devices.

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July 21, 2009

Purdue University researchers have created magnetically responsive gold nanostars that may offer a new approach to biomedical imaging.

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July 16, 2009

An Indiana medical-device company has signed a research agreement through the Purdue Research Foundation to use laboratories and equipment at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center, officials announced Thursday (July 16).

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June 17, 2009

A simulation of electrical current moving through a futuristic electronic transistor has been modeled atom-by-atom in less than 15 minutes by Purdue University researchers.

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May 20, 2009

Researchers have created a new type of invisibility cloak that is simpler than previous designs and works for all colors of the visible spectrum, making it possible to cloak larger objects than before and possibly leading to practical applications in

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April 21, 2009

Researchers have designed a lab on a chip capable of being programmed to perform a variety of jobs, a step toward more widespread use of the miniature analytical tools used to measure everything from blood glucose to viruses, bacteria to genes.

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March 16, 2009

A researcher has developed probes that can help pinpoint the location of tumors and might one day be able to directly attack cancer cells.

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March 9, 2009

Researchers at Discovery Park are joining colleagues from Indian and other U.S. institutions for a three-day conference this week at Purdue University on nanotechnology's growing role in creating future electronics.

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January 28, 2009

Individuals and startup companies now have another avenue to move their Purdue innovations to the marketplace through a new fund established by the Purdue Research Foundation and Purdue University.

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January 22, 2009

Engineers at Purdue and Stanford universities have created stretchable electrodes to study how cardiac muscle cells, neurons and other cells react to mechanical stresses from heart attacks, traumatic brain injuries and other diseases.

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January 22, 2009

Researchers have created a precise biosensor for detecting blood glucose and potentially many other biological molecules by using hollow structures called single-wall carbon nanotubes anchored to gold-coated "nanocubes."

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December 2, 2008

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technique that uses a laser and holograms to precisely position numerous tiny particles within seconds, representing a potential new tool to analyze biological samples or create devices using nanoasse

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November 13, 2008

Researchers from IBM and Purdue University have discovered that tiny structures called silicon nanowires might be ideal for manufacturing in future computers and consumer electronics because they form the same way every time.

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October 16, 2008

A new research field called transformation optics may usher in a host of radical advances including a cloak of invisibility and ultra-powerful microscopes and computers by harnessing nanotechnology and "metamaterials."

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September 18, 2008

Research at Purdue University suggests synthetic carbon molecules called fullerenes, or buckyballs, have a high potential of being accumulated in animal tissue, but the molecules also appear to break down in sunlight, perhaps reducing their possible

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August 20, 2008

Engineers have created a tiny motorized positioning device that has twice the dexterity of similar devices being developed for applications that include biological sensors and more compact, powerful computer hard drives.

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July 25, 2008

A research team from Purdue University's Discovery Park will travel to India next month to lead a joint India-United States workshop on how advancements in nanotechnology are helping address growing energy needs.

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July 23, 2008

Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of carbon nanotubes, a technology that could make it possible to print circuits on plastic sheets for applications including flexible displays and an electronic skin to

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July 17, 2008

Researchers at Purdue University have overcome a major obstacle in reducing the cost of "solid state lighting," a technology that could cut electricity consumption by 10 percent if widely adopted.

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July 16, 2008

Purdue University is operating a virtual environment that enables scientists and engineers to interpret raw data collected with powerful instruments called dynamic atomic force microscopes.

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June 26, 2008

The odd behavior of a molecule in an experimental silicon computer chip has led to a discovery that opens the door to quantum computing in semiconductors.

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June 19, 2008

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a miniature refrigeration system small enough to fit inside laptops and personal computers, a cooling technology that would boost performance while shrinking the size of computers.

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June 10, 2008

A delegation from Purdue's Discovery Park and the Purdue Research Park will join global leaders next week at the BIO 2008 International Convention, showcasing how they are working together at the state, national and international levels to help heal,

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May 2, 2008

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a possible new pathway for anti-tumor drugs to kill cancer cells and proposed how to improve the design of tiny drug-delivery particles for use in "nanomedicine."

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April 28, 2008

Researchers at Purdue University are the first to precisely measure the forces required to peel tiny nanotubes off of other materials, opening up the possibility of creating standards for nano-manufacturing and harnessing a gecko's ability to walk up

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April 8, 2008

Engineers at Purdue University are creating a wireless device designed to be injected into tumors to tell doctors the precise dose of radiation received and locate the exact position of tumors during treatment.

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March 28, 2008

Engineers have created the first "active matrix" display using a new class of transparent transistors and circuits, a step toward realizing applications such as e-paper, flexible color monitors and "heads-up" displays in car windshields.

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March 7, 2008

Researchers from Purdue University will join colleagues from the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology in India next week for a symposium on advancements in bionanotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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March 7, 2008

The National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded a $17 million cooperative agreement for a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park to develop advanced simulations for commercial and defense applications, Purdue officials announc

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