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Episode 35  |  25:05 min

Purdue Professor Creates Whitest Paint to Combat Global Warming | Xiulin Ruan

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Episode 35  |  25:05 min  |  07.08.2021

Purdue Professor Creates Whitest Paint to Combat Global Warming | Xiulin Ruan

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This is a podcast episode titled, Purdue Professor Creates Whitest Paint to Combat Global Warming | Xiulin Ruan. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode of This Is Purdue, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University,&nbsp;Xiulin&nbsp;Ruan,&nbsp;discusses&nbsp;his newest invention –&nbsp;ultra-white paint.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">In an effort to&nbsp;curb global warming,&nbsp;Xiulin&nbsp;and his team created the&nbsp;whitest white acrylic paint, which reflects 98.1 percent of sunlight and deflects infrared heat, allowing buildings to cool below the surrounding air temperature.&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: windowtext;">Listen in as&nbsp;Xiulin&nbsp;shares&nbsp;his surprise at the amount of attention the invention received,&nbsp;not only in the science and engineering world, but also in the art&nbsp;space. Plus,&nbsp;he breaks down how this paint can help people save money on&nbsp;their electric bills.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
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Xiulin Ruan
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Xiulin Ruan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Ruan received his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In 2012, he received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award and in 2010 and 2011, he was an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton, Ohio. He is an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. Dr. Ruan's research interests include nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion, multiscale multiphysics simulations of nanomaterials for energy applications, photovoltaic nanomaterials, thermoelectric nanomaterials, and nanoscale thermal radiations and nanophotonics.
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