Realizing the Digital Enterprise
Solving problems of all sizes
Small-picture solutions use connected infrastructure to make improvements to daily life – such as smart cities that won’t force drivers to idle at a traffic light when there are no other cars at the intersection.
Big-picture solutions leverage the power of smart infrastructure to save resources and lives – such as automatic water valve sensors that divert run-off during storms to prevent flash flooding or sewer overflows.
Gozdem Kilaz and Petr Vozka are working in the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE) to optimize a new chemical conversion process to transform plastic waste into useful products.
Purdue Polytechnic’s digital manufacturing and design research laboratory, once known as the Product Lifecycle Management Center, is changing its name to the Digital Enterprise Center.
Research assistants in Purdue Polytechnic displayed research projects at the Realizing the Digital Enterprise Graduate Student Poster Session.
The liquid metal cyborg in ”Terminator 2” inspired Richard Voyles and a team of researchers to work toward developing a ”smart product printer” that combines the printing of a structure with the printing of electronics, sensing and other functions.
Daniel Leon-Salas, associate professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, led a research team that has patented a way to transmit power and information between IoT devices using only light.
Blueavion f1, an airport sensor system co-developed by John Mott, associate professor of aviation technology, is now available commercially. The product was tested at the Purdue University Airport.