Research

Leon-Salas adds technical & cultural experience to Purdue partnership with university in Peru

The Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA) recognized Daniel Leon-Salas, associate professor of engineering technology in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, for his contribution to the development of knowledge and serving as a “distinguished example” of UNSA’s graduates.

Professionalization of emerging occupations speeded by social media

Professionalization, the process of achieving widespread recognition and higher socioeconomic status for emerging occupations, used to take decades. But widespread availability and usage of social media is changing that equation in ways we don’t fully understand, according to Yubo Kou, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology.

Grad student’s aluminum grain refinement research inspired by “beauty” of its microstructures

As an undergraduate research volunteer at Central South University in Changsha, China, Xingtao Liu discovered that there is beauty in the microscopic world of metals. Liu’s research focuses on aluminum’s grain refinement mechanism for the aluminum casting industry.

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