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.
A new hydraulic machine with an integrated 3-D Microscopic Digital Image Correlation (3D-DIC) system is facilitating faster and more accurately measured experiments for Ayhun Ince's research in the unification of computational models with various scale lengths to predict the growth of fatigue cracks in metals.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a research grant to Colin Gray, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, to study the ethical implications of user experience design. The specific focus of Gray’s research will be “dark patterns,” the name given to user experience (UX) design practices in which the designer uses knowledge of human behavior and the desires of end users to intentionally manipulate them into actions not in their best interest.
Companies use a concept called open innovation to expand beyond in-house research and development and to use external sources to find new technologies, develop new products and services, or to launch new platforms. "The Smart Way to Open Your Innovation Process," a recent joint study by Purdue University's Research Center for Open Digital Innovation and global professional services company Accenture, noted that large companies embrace open innovation but do not always utilize it strategically.
Dongjun Bang, a postdoctoral research assistant in the School of Engineering Technology, wants to advance the world’s understanding of the mechanics of fractures.
A Purdue Polytechnic Institute professor’s research on soft robotics could identify a new way to entice more women to consider STEM-related careers.
Todd Kelley developed the TRAILS program after learning from Frans Johansson that innovation comes from connections between disparate fields.
Mayari Serrano’s research projects tend to focus on the intersection of one’s hands and technology.
Daniel Leon-Salas wants his camera’s light sensor to do more. His National Science Foundation-funded research focuses on using the light sensor as a type of solar cell that can harvest energy when it isn’t capturing images.