Purdue-launched solid rocket motor-maker Adranos flies off with Anduril

Purdue-affiliated startup Adranos, manufacturer of solid rocket motors and maker of ALITEC, a high-performance solid rocket fuel that gives greater payload capacity, range and speed to launch systems, has been sold to Anduril Industries. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Adranos Inc., a Purdue-originated company that grew from a doctoral project into an impactful company, has been […]

Beyond on and off: Purdue engineers create continuously tunable thermal regulators for batteries and electronic devices

Zixin Xiong, a Purdue University PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, studies high temperatures in the Marconnet Thermal and Energy Conversion Lab. Purdue professor Xiulin Ruan and associate professor Amy Marconnet have invented patent-pending, solid-state, continuously tunable thermal devices to dissipate heat from batteries, insulate them against cold and function across a wide range of temperatures. […]

Independence Science and ViewPlus Technologies partner to create science access tools for students who experience blindness or low vision

Graphical flow rate data is provided to users in an auditory way by the talking LabQuest Mini, developed by Independence Science. Independence Science and ViewPlus Technologies have announced a collaboration to develop new science access tools for people who experience blindness or low vision. (Photo provided by Independence Science) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and CORVALLIS, Ore. […]

Purdue agrivoltaic farming structures and software harvest solar power at lower cost and with minimal impact on crop yield

Purdue University researchers in the colleges of Agriculture and Engineering have created agrivoltaic structures that optimize the amount of electricity generated by solar farms. The modules are mounted lower than traditional solar structures and rotate to form a near-vertical structure when farm equipment needs to pass. (Purdue University photo/Mitch Tuinstra) Innovative modules created at the […]

From artisanal to automatic: Purdue tool allows greater control, speed for semiconductor manufacture

Former Purdue University mechanical engineering students Alex Bauer, from left, Mark Ragei and Dylan Balter make a presentation during the spring 2022 Malott Innovation Awards. A research team of Purdue University mechanical engineers led by associate professor Thomas Beechem has created a tool that makes the manufacture of ultrathin semiconductors more consistent, controllable and repeatable […]

Purdue startup Aerovy Mobility develops cloud software to support infrastructure for electric aircraft

The advanced air mobility sector includes urban air mobility, which uses electrical vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. Aerovy Mobility, a Purdue University-connected startup, has developed software solutions to benefit airport and vertiport operators and real estate developers looking to establish advanced air mobility technology at existing and potential sites. (Image provided by Electro.Aero) Company’s cloud-based […]

High-tech toolkit to analyze digital evidence made more efficient and budget-friendly for law enforcement agencies

Sean Leshney, director of digital forensics investigations at Tippecanoe County (from left) and Patrick Harrington, Tippecanoe County prosecutor, view an analysis of digital evidence created by the FileTSAR+ forensic tool. Purdue University researchers improved the original tool by simplifying its functionality and packaging to make FileTSAR+ easier and more cost effective for law enforcement agencies […]

Purdue researchers build transparent conductors without expensive rare-earth indium

Postdoctoral researcher Jinhyo Hwang (left) and graduate student Zhifan Ke are members of Purdue University professor Jianguo Mei’s research team that have used patent-pending polymers to create transparent conductors, which are crucial in optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes, touch screens and solar cells. The polymers are created from carbon-based materials, which are less expensive and […]