Sergey Macheret, a professor of aeronautical and astronautical engineering at Purdue University, has taken a very errant flight path.
On Feb. 1, Macheret, 65, was arrested by the Lafayette Police Department and charged with possession of methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine and making an unlawful proposition. There are no specific details yet on the last charge, but it, by definition, involves offering to pay someone for sexual favors.
Per WXIN-TV, police began investigating Macheret in December after several reports of a suspicious man approaching women. A plainsclothes officer was thrown into the mix and was able to confirm the behavior, at which point a traffic stop was executed at the intersection of North 18th Street and Union Street, and Macheret arrested.
“Purdue is aware of the arrest and charges,” the university said in a statement. “The university will cooperate fully with the investigation.”
“The employee has been placed on leave pending further updates and legal proceedings and is barred from campus,” it added. “The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is working to ensure that undergraduate and graduate student needs are met regarding lectures and labs. Purdue police will assist the Lafayette Police Department with the investigation as needed and cannot offer comment.”
On the website Rate My Professors, a bunch of pranksters have left five-star reviews for Macheret on Feb. 2. One wrote, “let him cook.” Another suggested, “Free Purdue’s Walter White!”
Prior to this unfortunate business, the closest the professor was getting to meth was methods and methane. Among his numerous journal articles and academic credits are a contribution to the book “Plasma Modeling: Methods and Applications,” co-writing the article “The Possibility of Superequilibrium Methane-Acetylene Conversion in Vibrationally Nonequilibrium Gases” and participating in the Reno, Nevada presentation “Comparative Analysis of MHD and Plasma Methods of Scramjet Inlet Control.”
On the real-reviews side of Rate My Professors, one person took the “T” out of meth for their evaluation. “Lectures were meh and what really stands out is his horrible attitude towards students,” they wrote in Sept. 2021. “He makes people feel stupid and has no shame about it. Made it really easy to cheat on his unproctored COVID-era exams though, so that’s chill.”
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