Polytechnic research awards - February 2017

Funded research awards for February 2017. Bolded names are Purdue Polytechnic faculty or staff; starred names are the principal investigators.


  • Automated Sorghum Phenotyping and Trait Development Platform
    Investigator(s): Mitchell Tuinstra*, Keith Cherkauer, Melba Crawford, Edward Delp, David Ebert, Ayman Habib, Michael Leasure, Clifford Weil; Sponsor: Advanced Res Projects Agency - Energy; Total: $149,999.99; Polytechnic: $7,499.84
  • Aviation Career Pathways for Secondary Students: Staff Development for a New Aviation and Aerospace-Related STEM Curriculum
    Investigator(s): Bernard Wulle*, James Greenan, Julius Keller; Sponsor: Aircraft Owners and Pilot Assoc; Total:  $230,915.00; Polytechnic: $154,713.05
  • Microstructure Characterization of Titanium Wires
    Investigator(s): Xiaoming Wang*; Sponsor: MEDTRONIC, INC; Polytechnic: $6,000.00
  • Hosting and Maintaining PDES Inc Website and Email Lists
    Investigator(s): Nathan Hartman*; Sponsor: PDES, Inc.; Polytechnic: $16,000.00
  • Membership Agreement - Indiana’s Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center
    Investigator(s):  Ronald Steuterman*; Sponsor:  Knauf Insulation; Polytechnic:  $15,000.00
  • Cornea Topography Data Collection-Phase 2
    Investigator(s):  Steve Elliott*, Kevin O’Connor; Sponsor:  Wavefront, Inc.; Polytechnic:  $13,579.00

** indicates principal investigator

Total Polytechnic awards = $212,791.89