Innovation at Purdue news
‘Talking’ concrete could help prevent traffic jams and cut carbon emissions
An increasing number of U.S. interstates are set to try out a Purdue University invention that could save millions of taxpayer dollars and significantly reduce traffic delays.
Purdue engineers create safer solid-state lithium-ion batteries from new composite materials
Purdue University engineers are making one of the most-used power sources safer and more efficient.
Wheelchair prototype safely navigates passengers through airports to aircraft seats
Teams of recent Purdue University graduates have honed a patent-pending, dynamically adjustable wheelchair prototype designed to help users more efficiently and safely navigate airports, board aircraft and move through narrow aisleways to their seats.
Purdue University named No. 16 among World’s Most Innovative Companies, No. 1 in education
Purdue University, for the first time, has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies – coming in at No. 16 overall and No. 1 in education – for its advances in the vital field of semiconductors and microelectronics.
Biologists, chemical engineers collaborate to reveal complex cellular process inside petunias
Once upon a time, prevailing scientific opinion might have pronounced recently published research in Nature Communications by a team of Purdue University scientists as unneeded. Now, climate change implications have heightened the need for this line of research.
Helping construction material manufacturers reduce the energy consumption, carbon footprint of heating and cooling homes
Heating and cooling homes carries a hefty economic and environmental price tag. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported more than half of all home energy in the United States is used for heating and cooling, and it also represents more than 14% of the nation’s overall energy use. According to the World Green Building Council, the buildings and construction sector is responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions.
Novilytic preps for expansion with launch of new Proteometer-L
Novilytic LLC, a molecular-recognition company that uses nanotechnology to monitor the quality of lifesaving medicines, has released its first product, the Proteometer-L. The company’s goal is that sales from the product will enable rapid hiring for its commercialization and science teams and expansion into a second location in Indianapolis.