July 7, 2021

Purdue Professor Creates Whitest Paint to Combat Global Warming

In this episode of This Is Purdue, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, Xiulin Ruan, discusses his newest invention – ultra-white paint.

In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white acrylic paint, which reflects 98.1 percent of sunlight and deflects infrared heat, allowing buildings to cool below the surrounding air temperature.

Listen in as Xiulin shares his surprise at the amount of attention the invention received, not only in the science and engineering world, but also in the art space. Plus, he breaks down how this paint can help people save money on their electric bills.

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