The material, black phosphorus, has atoms arranged in a certain lattice shape.
IU received approval for a new program called intelligent systems engineering, but university officials say their goal is not to compete with Purdue.
The engineering program IU plans to being in 2016 will offer bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees.
Indiana University's program would be housed in the School of Informatics and Computing and would focus on science and technology, a spokesman says.
Ten Indiana schools are receiving 3D printers in an effort to interest students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The Milton-Madison Bridge on the Kentucky, Indiana border is now the longest bridge in North America to be slid laterally into place.
A shooter entered the Electrical Engineering building at Purdue University this afternoon and killed one person. Identities of both are still unknown.
A Purdue University researcher says buying science and engineering toys will help build creative skills.
A study released in September shows girls of Indiana lagging behind boys on science and math scores in high school.
Terre Haute's Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is named best undergraduate engineering program in the nation.