Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Healthy and Sustainable Communities

We work together to develop and apply technologies that support and enable healthy and sustainable communities. Our faculty and students develop solutions within or between transportation systems, the built environment, applied engineering, materials science, Internet of Things (IoT), environmental quality, and healthy living through both detailed and systems-level thinking.

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Current Projects

The new Manufacturing Design Laboratory provides new space to explore advanced manufacturing possibilities.

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.

Smart Tupperware aims to extend food life

To improve food safety and quality, Sangjun Eom, graduate research assistant in engineering technology, and Richard Voyles, professor of robotics engineering technology, are looking to add leftover containers in the fridge to the list of smart technologies available in smart homes of the near future.

Students and solar panels

William Arnett’s solar energy research could have immediate impact on Purdue University and similar institutions.

Involved Faculty Expertise

  • Advanced Materials
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Building Systems
  • Energy & Power
  • Health Applications
  • Infrastructure Applications
  • Manufacturing & Processes
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation

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Faculty Champion

Mary Johnson Mary Johnson
associate professor of aviation and transportation technology

“Our collaborations will produce socio-technical solutions that increase the health and sustainability of our communities across many aspects and levels of society.”

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