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Winners of the Protein Engineering Partners Initiative (PEPI) Announced!

December 7, 2022

The winners of the 2022 PEPI competition have been announced.

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Smart concrete from Purdue named a Next Big Thing in Tech by Fast Company magazine

December 6, 2022

Interstates across the country boast an innovative concrete technology that promises to save American travelers time and money. This “smart concrete” can communicate with engineers about its strength, weakness and need for repair – making road repair more efficient and preventing unnecessary shutdowns. Developed at Purdue University, the innovation is earning attention and has now been named one of the Next Big Things in Tech by Fast Company magazine.

Smart concrete from Purdue named a Next Big Thing in Tech by Fast Company magazine

James Garrison Elevated to IEEE Fellow

December 5, 2022

Congratulations to James Garrison (AAE) on being elevated to fellow with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His elevation to fellow comes from his contributions to Earth remote sensing using signals of opportunity.

James Garrison Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Congratulations Karen Plaut

December 5, 2022

Congratulations to Karen Plaut, Dean of Agriculture on being selected as the new vice chair of the AgriNovus Indiana Board.

Congratulations Karen Plaut

Clarivate's 2022 Highly Cited Researchers

December 5, 2022

Congratulations to Letian Dou (CHEM ENG) for appearing on Clarivate’s 2022 list of highly cited researchers. He was recognized for his interdisciplinary cross-field research on using simple chemistry and physics to design materials that tackle today’s most critical energy and sustainability challenges.

Clarivate's 2022 Highly Cited Researchers

Purdue Research:Dogs May Be Key in Early Bladder Cancer Detection

December 1, 2022

The tiny Scottish terrier may be making big waves in helping detect early signs of bladder cancer in humans and dogs.

Purdue Research:Dogs May Be Key in Early Bladder Cancer Detection

ISF Weekly Newsletter: Upcoming RC Events and Meetings, Grant, Leadership, and Teaching Innovation Awards

November 30, 2022

Dear Colleagues - Welcome to the countdown! While classes and teaching enter into the final push, the Institute is maintaining and growing momentum as we reach out to advance research conversations and prepare for additional federal funding in the sustainability space. Check out upcoming meetings and events from our research communities below. Come hear about the research of John Mulrow (EEE), who will be speaking about claims of environmental efficiency at the Sustainable Communities RC meeting. Two faculty, Stephen Meyers (HLA) and Morgan Furze (BPP/FNR), will be presenting their research at the Environmental Stressors RC meeting. We would also love to see you at our last campus event for the season, a conversation about imagining more sustainable crop production with the #DiverseCornBelt team. The Great Lakes research initiative also has several virtual meetings on the books. This week, congrats to Alex Laskin (CHEM) on his recent successful grant on organic aerosols and to faculty affiliate Amanda Deering (FoodSci) on receiving the Leadership in Action Award. Also in the College of Ag, congrats to Laura Bowling (AGRY) for undergraduate teaching, Natalia Dudareva (Biochem) for mentoring, Mitch Tuinstra (AGRY) for work with undergraduates and Liz Flaherty (FNR) for teaching innovation. Further congratulations to affiliate Mark Wilson (HSCI) for his receipt of the Patsy J. Mellott teaching innovation award.

ISF Weekly Newsletter: Upcoming RC Events and Meetings, Grant, Leadership, and Teaching Innovation Awards

With new chip, augmented reality startup Ixana claims breakthrough in quest for ‘wearable brain’

November 29, 2022

A previously unknown Seattle startup, founded by semiconductor and technology industry veterans, says it has developed an energy-efficient chip capable of running advanced AI applications on lightweight, wireless augmented reality headsets that will operate all day without recharging. The company, Ixana, says devices that incorporate its chip will give users the equivalent of a “wearable brain” — sensing and analyzing the person’s environment, and providing real-time information about everything from inventory on a warehouse shelf to a previously forgotten acquaintance at a party.

With new chip, augmented reality startup Ixana claims breakthrough in quest for ‘wearable brain’

Ixana raises $3M with breakthrough wearable silicon chip

November 29, 2022

Ixana will preview its first chip-based reference hardware at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES, Booth #61305) in Jan 2023. Their proprietary chip gives them a unique edge to develop wire-free, augmented reality (AR) with all-day battery life for real-time AI on what you see.

Ixana raises $3M with breakthrough wearable silicon chip

Ixana Raises $3M in Seed Funding

November 29, 2022

Ixana, a Seattle, WA-based wearable hardware company, raised $3M in Seed funding. The round was led by Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Evonexus, Paradigm Shift and Hack VC. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and expand operations. Co-founded by chip experts Shreyas Sen, Shovan Maity, and Angik Sarkar (CEO), Ixana is a wearable hardware company advancing high-speed human-computer interfaces to develop wire-free, augmented reality (AR) with all-day battery life for real-time AI on what you see.

Ixana Raises $3M in Seed Funding