Healthy and Sustainable Communities

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.

Biowall research leads to cleaner indoor air

The Biowall is a plant-based filter that removes contaminants from indoor air via a building’s HVAC system. It is a product of ongoing multidisciplinary research by Bill Hutzel, professor of mechanical engineering technology, and has the potential for commercialization in modern net zero energy homes as a sustainable solution for maintaining healthy/sustainable lifestyles.