Watch Duke Energy chairman speak on the U.S. energy future at Purdue's Discovery Lecture Series
December 6, 2013
Duke Energy Corp. Chairman Jim Rogers, regarded as one of the most dynamic executives in the utility industry the past two decades, returned to Purdue University this fall for a talk as part of the Discovery Lecture Series.
Rogers, who spoke to a group of high school students and teachers during the Purdue Energy Academy this summer, gave the keynote at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. The talk, titled Shedding Light on America's Energy Future, was free and open to the general public.
August 11, 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to a Purdue University professor in the College of Engineering working on the characteristics of metals. Xinghang Zhang, a professor in the School of Materials Engineering, received a $450,000 grant from the federal Office of Basic Energy Sciences as the primary investigator for a three-year research project, "Deformation Mechanisms of Nanotwinned Aluminum and Binary Aluminum alloys." "This allows us to explore fundamental science on mechanical behavior of nanotwinned aluminum and could eventually lead to the design of high strength and ductile aluminum alloys," he said. Nanotwinned metals can be used in many applications because they simultaneously demonstrate high strength and high ductility, characteristics usually thought to be mutually exclusive. Deformation mechanisms describe how a metallic material can change its geometry under external force. The research will be done at the microscopic level by using a transmission electron microscope that can reveal the atomic arrangement inside aluminum. The School of Materials Engineering recently acquired an advanced transmission electron microscope for the deformation project and future research.Read Full Story