October 26, 2023

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Purdue strengths in biotech manufacturing part of new federally designated Regional Technology and Innovation Hub won by the state of Indiana

Purdue University is part of a consortium of Indiana stakeholders successful in securing a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub) designation by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, which recognizes regions poised to ensure the U.S. is globally competitive in areas that are key to national security. Announced Monday (Oct. 23) by Applied Research Institute Inc. on behalf of the state, Heartland BioWorks brings together Indiana academic institutions, industry leaders, investors and nonprofit organizations to ensure that bioproducts invented in America are also produced domestically.

Media contact: Rhianna Wisniewski, rmwisnie@purdue.edu

Summit to forge a national coalition around building resiliency in U.S. manufacturing and operations, a Purdue initiative

Purdue University’s recently launched eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations Purdue Engineering Initiative, or XMO PEI, will in November host its first national summit, bringing together a dynamic coalition of partners in academia, government and industry to discuss building resilient U.S. infrastructure for and with advanced manufacturing and operations (M&O). The aim is to build a resilient U.S. infrastructure physically, digitally and sustainably for M&O at scale.

Media contact: Wes Mills, wemills@purdue.edu

New institute accelerates future of microelectronic system integration, advanced packaging

Purdue University is working toward the future in microelectronic product development with the creation of the Institute for Advanced System Integration and Packaging (ASIP) to enable faster designing and building of microelectronic systems. “ASIP will draw on the strengths of Purdue to accelerate microelectronic system integration and technology development while producing the high-tech workforce needed,” said Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Media contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu 

Gebisa Ejeta awarded National Medal of Science

President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Oct. 24) awarded the National Medal of Science to Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics and International Agriculture, executive director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security, and Purdue University Presidential Fellow for Food Security and Sustainable Global Development. The award is the highest recognition the nation bestows upon scientists.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

Purdue team examines bio-impact of toxic chemical cocktails in the environment

Purdue University scientists are unraveling the complicated toxicity of a mixture of what are often called “forever chemicals” found in many consumer products. A common source of these chemicals is the fire-retardant aqueous film-forming foams that have been used for more than 50 years to douse fuel fires at airports and military sites. Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread environmental contaminants that are also found in fast-food packages, nonstick coatings on cookware, cosmetics, biosolid-derived fertilizers and a broad range of manufacturing processes.

Media contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu

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