Experts for media from Purdue University

Journalists are welcome to use video of these preeminent experts at Purdue University about the most recent scientific issues or relevant topics being studied and tested at Purdue.


Space and planetary sciences

Carolin Frueh: Space debris 

Space junk: Preventing a posed threat from broken spacecraft  


Briony Horgan: Space Exploration  

Mars: Helping guide the mission strategy and scientific investigation of the Perseverance rover  


Ancient life on Mars

Mars Rover


Danny Milisavljevic: Astronomy

Deeper look into the stars: Working with the world’s most powerful space telescope to reconstruct stellar explosions.


What is the James Webb Space Telescope?

James Webb Space telescope - first images

JWST research


Michelle Thompson: Space weathering  

Moon rocks: Analyzing how rocks change from exposure to space and extrapolating geologic histories for extraplanetary bodies.


NASA's DART mission

NASA Artemis mission

Hypersonic and space vehicles

Jonathon Poggie: Hypersonics  

Hypersonic flight: Researching innovations for flight speeds faster than Mach 5 for national security and space flight


What is hypersonics?

Hypersonic weapons


Hany Abdel-Khalik: Critical infrastructure cybersecurity 

Systems security: Nuclear reactors, electric grids, manufacturing facilities 


Secure Microelectronics

Peter Bermel: Microchip shortage and future workforce development in microelectronics, including semiconductors.


Smart Cities: Engineering Innovation

Luna Lu: Concrete road repair

“Smart” infrastructure: Enabling concrete-paved highways and bridges to prevent and repair their own damage 


Preventing potholes

Smart roads

Consumer Devices: Engineering Innovation

Charlie Hu: Smartphone energy efficiency

App development: Designing apps that drain less battery life

Biomedical Engineering

Chi Hwan Lee: Remote health monitoring and electronic stickers  

Platform technologies: Developing specialized sensors to improve health care monitoring and medication delivery


Young Kim: Anticounterfeiting technology for medications and high-profile items  

Counterfeit medications and alcohol: Using cyberphysical watermarks to discourage counterfeiting 


Preventing counterfeit medication

Counterfeit whiskey


David Umulis: AI and Biology   

Artificial intelligence: A cell’s organization to change structure for defending and repairing tissue  



Health and Data Science

Majid Kazemian: Data science and biochemistry  

Cells and science:  Using data science to disrupt biochemical pathways to combat viruses and disease

Health and Drug Discovery

Phil Low: Innovation in Medicine 

Combating deadly sickness: Developing and repurposing drugs to help defeat disease 


Ovarian cancer imaging drug

Science Innovation  

Roshi Nateghi: Effects of climate on electric grids 

Predictive modeling: Climate change impact on electricity and water use  

Jon Wilker: Adhesives  

Chemistry and materials engineering:  Testing and creating new sustainable synthetic and biomimetic adhesives inspired by ocean creatures

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