facilities

Lilly Endowment grants $40M toward creation of “Gateway” buildings for Polytechnic, Engineering

Purdue University announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has given a $40 million grant to help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, an interdisciplinary hub with project-based instructional labs, design studios and other collaborative spaces. The complex will replace the Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Labs facilities.

Bechtel center provides access to industrial tools for student innovators

Let’s face it. When you need to slice through metal, a high-powered waterjet is almost never handy. However, the Bechtel Innovation Design Center (Bechtel) has changed that for the innovative students of Purdue University.

Bechtel is a makerspace on the Purdue campus that provides students with training and access to high-end equipment with which to build prototypes of their design ideas. Students from any Purdue major can use the waterjet, computer-aided design software, 3D printers or laser engravers.

Digital manufacturing research begins at new Manufacturing Design Laboratory

Numerous faculty from Purdue Polytechnic who participate in research and programs at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute will be able to use the new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, a research space that will focus on infusing Purdue resources and statewide manufacturing expertise into digital manufacturing technology.

Kilaz’s new Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy already making mark in interdisciplinary research

A knowledge gap in the development of alternative aviation fuels led to the creation of the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE), a new interdisciplinary research lab in Purdue’s Potter Engineering Center directed by Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology.