Podcast Episode 45 – Xiulin Ruan

SUMMARY

This is Purdue, the official podcast for Purdue University, highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leap.

Hosted by Purdue University alum, Brian Lamb School of Communication graduate, and Indiana native Kate Young, This is Purdue aims to examine all of the incredible accomplishments of Boilermakers and their contributions to the world.

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STRATEGY

In this episode of This Is Purdue, we’re sharing a new update from our conversation with Xiulin Ruan, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. 

In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white acrylic paint – and now, it has earned a Guinness World Records™ title.

The ultra-white paint, which reflects 98.1% of sunlight and deflects infrared heat, could dramatically reduce or even eliminate the need for air conditioning in some regions.

Listen in as we share more details about one of This Is Purdue’s most popular episodes to date!

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  1. We’re sharing a new update from our #ThisIsPurdue ultra-white paint episode with Prof. Xiulin Ruan, professor of mechanical engineering at #Purdue. In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white acrylic paint. And now, the paint has a Guinness World Records™ title and appears in the 2022 @guinnessworldrecords book. Listen in as we share more about one of our most popular episodes to date!  <link>
  2. Check out #ThisIsPurdue to hear more about Purdue’s ultra-white paint, which is appearing in the 2022 edition of the @guinnessworldrecords book. The paint could dramatically reduce or even eliminate the need for air conditioning. You don’t want to miss this conversation with #Purdue professor Xiulin Ruan!  <link>
  3. #Purdue professor Xiulin Ruan and his team calculated that if half to 1% of the Earth’s surface was covered in the whitest white paint they created, it would reverse the total effects of global warming to date. How? Listen in to #ThisIsPurdue to hear more about this paint, which recently earned a @guinnessworldrecords title. <link>

Twitter + Instagram

  1. Looking for an interesting conversation starter this #Thanksgiving? We’re sharing a new update from our #ThisIsPurdue ultra-white paint conversation with Xiulin Ruan. Listen in as we share more details about one of our most popular episodes to date!  <link>
  2. Check out #ThisIsPurdue to hear more about Purdue’s ultra-white paint, which is appearing in the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records. <link>
  3. .@PurdueEngineers calculated that if half to 1% of the Earth’s surface was covered in the white paint they created, it would reverse the effects of global warming. Listen in to #ThisIsPurdue to hear more about the paint, which recently earned a Guinness World Records™ title. <link>

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