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Purdue alumnus Eugene Cernan walks on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission.

Purdue Boilermakers in Space

Few universities can match the impact that Purdue has had upon the U.S. space program.    In addition to the many Purdue astronauts who have already traveled to space — from early legends like Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Neil Armstrong …

Beth Moses

Presidential Lecture Series: Beth Moses

Commercial space pioneer Beth Moses, who has successfully completed six spaceflights for Virgin Galactic and serves as its chief astronaut instructor, joined Purdue President Mung Chiang for a conversation as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. The public event, titled …

Purdue researchers Dave Cappalleri and Georges Adam work in microrobotics.

Research at Purdue

Purdue’s thriving culture of innovation dates back to its earliest days As a land-grant institution, Purdue University was created in part to conduct research that improves the lives of people in Indiana and beyond. Whether feeding the hungry, healing the …

Purdue at DC

Purdue@DC: Bringing together key semiconductor partners

Purdue has taken the lead among American universities in tackling our nation’s semiconductor concerns – and we’re not doing it alone. Boilermakers are teaming up with experts from government, industry and academia to “seize our silicon moment,” as Purdue President …

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering

Purdue’s ‘world’s whitest paint’ wins 2023 SXSW Innovation Award

The world’s whitest paint, developed by Purdue University researchers and recognized in Guinness World Records, has been named winner of the 2023 Innovation Award in the sustainability category by South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW).


Persistent Innovation

Purdue University has been named one of Fast Company’s top 20 Most Innovative Companies of 2023, alongside companies like NASA and McDonald’s.

weinstein transistors

Transistors repurposed as microchip ‘clock’ address supply chain weakness

Microchip fab plants in the United States can cram billions of data processing transistors onto a tiny silicon chip, but a critical device, in essence a “clock,” to time the operation of those transistors must be made separately – creating …

Ke Ma

Purdue engineers improve solar cell efficiency, stability

Purdue University researchers have created new, multifunctional ligands that improve the charge transfer, power conversion capability and long-term stability of perovskite solar cells. Perovskite is a material that can be formed from different elements to have a variety of electrical, …

Aniket Bera

You’ve got to have heart: Computer scientist works to help AI comprehend human emotions

Bring up robot-human relations, and you’re bound to conjure images of famous futuristic robots, from the Terminator to C-3PO. But, in fact, the robot invasion has already begun. Devices and programs, including digital voice assistants, predictive text and household appliances, …

From left, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Bradley Chambers, SkyWater president and CEO Thomas Sonderman, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski participate in the announcement that SkyWater Technology has chosen Discovery Park District at Purdue as the location for a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)

SkyWater Technology chooses Discovery Park District at Purdue for $1.8B semiconductor fabrication facility, to create 750 jobs in 5 years

The announcement Wednesday (July 20) by SkyWater Technology that it plans to open a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility in Discovery Park District at Purdue University marks a huge step forward for the American semiconductor industry, Purdue’s thriving innovation …


Purdue University partners with leading global chipmaker on semiconductor design center

Purdue University’s College of Engineering is partnering with MediaTek Inc., a leading global fabless chipmaker, to open the company’s first semiconductor chip design center in the Midwest, to be housed on Purdue’s campus. Mung Chiang, Purdue’s John A. Edwardson Dean …

Aerial view of the Purdue Bell Tower.

Purdue launches nation’s first comprehensive Semiconductor Degrees Program

In the next five years, a minimum of 50,000 trained semiconductor engineers will be needed in the United States to meet the overwhelming and rapidly growing demand. Purdue University has answered that call, becoming the first in the country to …