Podcast Episode 35 – Xiulin Ruan

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.

Below, you’ll find helpful information, stories, and social media content regarding this episode of This is Purdue.

STRATEGY

In this episode of This Is Purdue, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, Xiulin Ruan, discusses his newest invention – ultra-white paint.

In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white acrylic paint, which reflects 98.1 percent of sunlight and deflects infrared heat, allowing buildings to cool below the surrounding air temperature.

Listen in as Xiulin shares his surprise at the amount of attention the invention received, not only in the science and engineering world, but also in the art space. Plus, he breaks down how this paint can help people save money on their electric bills.

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Links to the podcast:

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Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-purdue/id1496040232

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1npQBIaTzFnCvDlzeiNV7j?si=h0K1NkdwTMeu-MlzckGaHw

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SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

LinkedIn + Facebook

  1. As #Boilermakers, professor Xiulin Ruan and his team continued in their persistent pursuit of creating the whitest white paint in the world – a project 7 years in the making. Listen in to #ThisIsPurdue as Xiulin explains how the team pushed the limits to create the ‘coolest’ white paint, which is able to keep a surface around 8 degrees cooler in the afternoon and up to 19 degrees cooler at night. 🎧 Only on the official university podcast: <link>
  2. You may have seen #Purdue make international headlines this Spring for creating the whitest paint on record in an effort to curb global warming. Now, on #ThisIsPurdue, hear from professor Xiulin Ruan on his surprise at the amount of attention the invention received, not only in the science and engineering world, but also in the art space. Plus, he breaks down how this paint can help people save money on their electric bills, and the ways it can impact our climate.  <link>

Twitter + Instagram

  1. You may have seen #Purdue make international headlines for creating the whitest paint on record in an effort to curb global warming. Now, on #ThisIsPurdue, hear from professor Xiulin Ruan on how this paint can impact our climate. <link>
  2. As #Boilermakers, professor Xiulin Ruan and his team continued in their persistent pursuit of creating the whitest white paint in the world – a project 7 years in the making. Listen in to #ThisIsPurdue as Xiulin explains how the team pushed the limits to create this paint. <link>
  3. You may have heard about our latest #ThisIsPurdue guest from @BBCWorld or #TheTonightShow with @JimmyFallon. #Purdue professor Xiulin Ruan created the whitest paint on record. But what does all this media attention mean to him? Find out on our official university #podcast. <link>
  4. #Purdue professor Xiulin Ruan and his team calculated that if half to 1% of the Earth’s surface was covered in the new whitest white paint they created, it would reverse the total effects of global warming to date. How? Listen in to #ThisIsPurdue. <link>

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