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Purdue Researchers Developed The Use of 3D Printers to Ensure That Medical Imaging Techniques Offers Best Performance

September 20, 2018

The Purdue researchers developed a method to use 3D printers to create optical phantoms, which are objects that are scanned or imaged to evaluate, analyze and tune the performance of imaging devices. The phantoms could be adapted for many imaging techniques. “We wanted to find a better way to create the phantoms that are used with imaging machines,” said Brian Bentz, a Purdue alumnus and Starfish Engineering LLC’s chief executive officer, who worked on the technology with Kevin Webb, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue. “3D printing is fast and allows us to create complex phantoms with various shapes to ensure the best possible performance for imaging devices.”

Purdue Researchers Developed The Use of 3D Printers to Ensure That Medical Imaging Techniques Offers Best Performance

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery technology to the industry

September 20, 2018

Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium’s tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from “getting lost” during the first few times a battery charges and discharges. Now, Purdue University researchers made a sodium powder version that fixes this problem and holds a charge properly. “Adding fabricated sodium powder during electrode processing requires only slight modifications to the battery production process,” said Vilas Pol, Purdue associate professor of chemical engineering. “This is one potential way to progress sodium-ion battery technology to the industry.”

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery technology to the industry

Purdue welcomes new Indian Emerging Scholars to campus

September 17, 2018

During a recent meet-and-greet session, Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships, welcomed four new Indian Emerging Scholars to Purdue. Together with last year’s cohort, Garimella congratulated the new students and conversed with them about the many academic and extracurricular activities at the University, encouraging them to make the most of the plethora of options Purdue and Greater Lafayette have to offer.

Purdue welcomes new Indian Emerging Scholars to campus

Collaborative efforts: New visiting scholar program will deepen Purdue’s research partnerships with India

September 13, 2018

Purdue University’s goal of fostering collaborative international relationships to find solutions for global challenges will be the focal point during the first-ever Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship program. Twenty-five Ph.D. students from 18 different Indian higher education institutions will arrive at Purdue in January through a partnership with India’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), that country’s equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation. Purdue is the only university in the U.S. to have a partnership with the organization for this program.

Collaborative efforts: New visiting scholar program will deepen Purdue’s research partnerships with India

Student Profile: Passion for cars landed Gurugram girl in Purdue University

August 20, 2018

Penchant for the offbeat that made Dipanshi Batra eye Purdue University’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) major program. “I have always wanted to go into the automobile industry because of my passion for cars,” says Dipanshi, whose family background in the automobile industry further cemented her plans.

Student Profile: Passion for cars landed Gurugram girl in Purdue University

Student Profile: A wider view and I'm open to new ideas

August 20, 2018

Susnata Bhowmick is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) presently pursuing a 4-Year B. S. Chemistry degree along with Honours, in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and its applications. He got a chance to experience a special summer program called ‘PURE’ (Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience), which is a strategic program envisaged by Purdue University, USA.

Student Profile: A wider view and I'm open to new ideas

Quantum material is a promising 'ion conductor'

August 17, 2018

Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications in batteries, "smart windows" and brain-inspired computers containing artificial synapses. The research paper's lead authors are Purdue materials engineering postdoctoral research associate Yifei Sun and Michele Kotiuga, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. To develop the doping process, materials engineers collaborated with Vilas Pol, a Purdue associate professor of chemical engineering and materials engineering, and Purdue graduate student Dawgen Lim.

Quantum material is a promising 'ion conductor'

Wearable 'microbrewery' can protect humans from radiation damage

August 10, 2018

Scientists have engineered yeast "microbreweries" that can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. The researchers at Purdue University in the US used disposable badges made of freezer paper, aluminum and tape to grow yeast, rather than building portable cellars or ovens.

Wearable 'microbrewery' can protect humans from radiation damage

New Development in 3D Super-resolution Imaging Gives Insight on Alzheimer’s Disease

July 27, 2018

One major problem with understanding Alzheimer’s is not being able to clearly see why the disease starts. A super-resolution “nanoscope” developed by Purdue University researchers now provides a 3D view of brain molecules with 10 times greater detail. This imaging technique could help reveal how the disease progresses and where new treatments could intervene.

New Development in 3D Super-resolution Imaging Gives Insight on Alzheimer’s Disease

Student Profile: A sea of opportunities

July 26, 2018

Dipanshi Batra: In India, we need to apply for American colleges and universities even before finishing our 12th board exams. Thus, standardised test results (ACT/SAT scores) and projected grades from high school are of utmost importance. With my resume, ACT scores, and essays that I think were true reflections of who I am as a person, I applied to multiple schools across the US. With all the achievements that I wove into my application, I was hopeful and, indeed, I got into nine schools. I chose Purdue University

Student Profile: A sea of opportunities

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