Suresh Garimella

Holcomb Heads To India On Trade Mission

Oct 27, 2017

Gov. Eric Holcomb left for a week-long trade mission to India Friday. The country has deep ties to the Hoosier information technology and manufacturing sectors, and thousands of Indian students attend college here.

Holcomb will meet India-based executives for Hoosier companies like Cummins, which is also a major employer of skilled Indian workers on visas.

courtesy Purdue University

Purdue is set to receive almost $20 million from the National Science Foundation to run a research center studying what its leaders are calling “bridge fuels” – in other words, fuel made from gas that's trapped in underground rock. It's extracted through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The researchers say it’ll be needed to satisfy the country’s demand for oil until renewable resources like wind and solar become dominant in the future.

But there was no mention of the “f-word” – fracking -- during a public celebration of the grant or in any of the promotional materials concerning it.

courtesy GE

General Electric has announced plans to invest $10 million with Purdue, in hopes researchers on the West Lafayette campus can help improve the company’s advanced manufacturing technology.

GE Director of Global Research Mark Little envisions a day where each part made in a GE factory includes sensors which communicate how well the part works. But that day is far in the future, he says.

Purdue's study abroad push paying off

Oct 4, 2013

Purdue is seeing results already from its decision to boost study abroad experiences.

As part of the Purdue Moves initiatives, the university is offering students $1,000 to help finance a short, international experience. A student also can receive a $3,000 stipend for a semester-long study abroad.

Chief Global Affairs Officer Suresh Garimella says since the announcement a few weeks ago, the number of applications from students in the College of Engineering has doubled.

Purdue names new chief global affairs officer

Jun 6, 2013

Purdue President Mitch Daniels has named Suresh Garimella as the university's chief global affairs officer, effective immediately.

Garimella has been associate vice president for engagement.

In his new role, Garimella will be responsible for developing partnerships with international institutions of higher education and global businesses.

He will also lead the university’s Global Policy Research Institute.

Garimella says strengthening relationships with other countries will lead to exciting opportunities for students and faculty.