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Purdue University

Feb. 25, 2016
Purdue University's programs in engineering have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings. In 2015, Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked No. 6 in the country, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and University of Texas.


Concentrating energy

Purdue University is leading a federally funded project with two other universities to develop an advanced heat exchanger for concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. The team aims to develop a scalable manufacturing process for generating new, more robust materials for this critical component of CSP plants and other large-scale power plants.

The “power tower” system, a prominent type of CSP plant, uses an array of heliostats (mirrors) to focus sunlight to a solar receiver located at the top of a tower (Figure 1). The receiver transfers this heat to a high-temperature liquid (e.g., a molten salt). This liquid is then routed to a heat exchanger that transfers the heat to another fluid (e.g., supercritical carbon dioxide), which is then used to drive a turbine to generate electricity. Read More

Discovery Park is a place where learning and discovery meet, where collaborations and connections are made, and where faculty, staff and students from disciplines across the university and institutions throughout the world work together. Learn how the diverse perspectives of our interdisciplinary teams lead to new, world-changing discoveries in this video.

CATALYST - Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM

CATALYST aims to develop partnerships and research collaborations with other institutions, businesses, and agencies that support the advancement of K-12 STEM teaching and learning. These partnerships and collaborations may be at the school, district, state, national, and/or international level. Our partnerships and collaborations will support teacher development in STEM education (and in particular, integrated STEM education) through research-rich professional opportunities to deepen and enhance content, pedagogical, and/or pedagogical content knowledge. Read More

PRISM: Production, Robotics and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management

The general purpose of the PRISM Program is the investigation, development, and experimentation of how to apply computer intelligence and information technologies to most effectively improve the performance and quality of industrial systems. PGRN (Purdue Global Research Network) integrates collaborative projects with affiliated PRISM labs and centers in four continents. Read More

Center of Excellence for Laser-Based Manufacturing

The Center was officially established in 2003 with $2M funding from the State of Indiana. Since then, the Center has grown to work with over 10 industrial member companies and 8 faculty members participating.

Ranked Among the Best

Purdue University's programs in engineering have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings. In 2015, Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked No. 6 in the country, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and University of Texas.

Six engineering disciplines were in the nation's top 10 in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for Agricultural and Biological engineering. Aeronautics and Astronautics and Civil Engineering both ranked sixth; Industrial Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Cornell University; Mechanical Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University; and Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 10th, tied with Cornell University and University of Texas. Purdue's online graduate degree program in engineering was ranked No. 4.

Quick Facts

Overview: 409 faculty and 11,083 students

Enrollment: 7,877 undergraduates and 3,206 postgraduates

Profile created by Penton using resources found on the university website or material provided directly from the college. The intention of these profiles is to highlight some of the top electrical/computer and mechanical engineering programs in the United States. Source:https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr

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