Office of Research

Collaboration.   Risk-taking.   Enterprising.

Big ideas that promote novel approaches.

The Office of Research supports the Polytechnic research enterprise as the faculty, staff and students seek to solve problems and address grand challenges.  The Polytechnic fosters a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, risk-taking, and diversity that encourages big ideas and novel approaches.

By leveraging our strength in industry experience and applied or “use-inspired” research, the Polytechnic research enterprise has a strong foundation to positively impact local as well as global communities with industry, government, and non-profit partners alike.


Exceptional Purdue University graduate students invited to apply to the Office of Research; receive two years of tuition remission and financial support.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Our researchers created five comprehensive research impact areas that stimulate multi-disciplinary collaboration through socio-technical approaches to provide innovative and use-inspired solutions.

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Research Group Photo

Office of Research (from left to right) Rick Evans, Carrie Berger, Clara Smith, Alee Gunderson, Felicia Anderson.

A larger photo of just Carrie Carrie Berger

Office of Research:

Carrie Berger, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

Clara A Smith
Senior Advisor for External Relations

Rick Evans
Polytechnic Research Program Manager

Alee Gunderson
Data Analyst for Digital Measures

Felicia Anderson
Secretary

Research Centers

The Purdue Polytechnic centers take advantage of the research expertise of faculty members by focusing their efforts on specific topics. They address current industry issues and provide solutions.

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Research Interests

Search all faculty research interests and find faculty that are interested in the research you do. All faculty interests are self reported. Link to faculty profile and read their bios to learn more.

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Research Awards

This is a database of faculty research awards won by Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty. Updated monthly,  this list provides a cross reference of projects that you can collaborate on.

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