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Recent News Stories

A soft, flexible electrode like this, being developed by Purdue Polytechnic’s Robert Nawrocki and colleagues, could be comfortably placed on (or just beneath) the skin, enabling a treatment called deep nerve stimulation. The technology could potentially provide relief for medical disorders including migraine, rheumatoid arthritis and many gastrointestinal illnesses without the side effects of traditional pharmaceutical treatments.

Purdue Polytechnic’s Robert Nawrocki and his research colleagues are designing a soft, flexible electrode that can be comfortably placed on the skin, enabling a treatment called deep nerve stimulation. The new technology could potentially provide relief for medical disorders including migraine, rheumatoid arthritis and many gastrointestinal illnesses without the side effects of traditional pharmaceutical treatments.

Tags: sponsored research, Electrical Engineering Technology, grants
Santiago Guevara, Brittany Newell, Laura Vallejo and Jose Chamorro work with a conveyor belt test system and sensors in the Adaptive Additive Technologies Lab.

Jose Garcia Bravo and Brittany Newell, assistant professors of engineering technology, along with Jose Chamorro, Santiago Guevara, Jose Solorio, Laura Vallejo and other colleagues, collaborated to design a system that predicts the health of conveyance systems in industry. Improving the reliability of conveyor belts has the potential to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in a variety of industries.

Tags: sponsored research, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, students, graduate students, impact
Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research

Purdue’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) recognized several Purdue Polytechnic students for first, second and third place research presentations and posters during OUR’s spring 2021 undergraduate research conference.

Tags: undergraduate research, students, impact
 Ramyani Sengupta and Anthony Sparkling use virtual reality technology in a Knoy Hall laboratory to “walk” through Purdue’s future Engineering & Polytechnic Gateway Complex.

Purdue Polytechnic’s Anthony Sparkling and Ramyani Sengupta are studying how virtual reality technology could help experienced professionals and potential retirees in the construction industry more efficiently transfer knowledge to next-generation workers.

Tags: Research, Construction Management Technology, virtual reality
Mesut Akdere

Mesut Akdere, professor of human resource development, and a colleague received the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award.

Tags: awards, Human Resource Development
Elementary school students learn to execute tasks with a robotic arm much like those found in advanced manufacturing facilities.

Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry and education can work together to change children’s perceptions about careers in manufacturing.

Tags: IN-MaC, Engineering-Technology Teacher Education
Byung-Cheol Min's SMARTBoat 5, removing an algae bloom from a public waterway

Purdue Polytechnic’s Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min is leading a team designing SMARTBoat 5, an unmanned surface vehicle that removes harmful algae blooms from shorelines and waterways. The vehicle’s lightweight frame was built from 3D-printed parts and can be used in a variety of environments, from small, shallow ponds to large lakes.

Tags: sponsored research, Computer and Information Technology