Current Projects

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.

Current Projects

Gozdem Kilaz

Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology and director of Purdue’s Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE), will serve as principal investigator for “Higher Energy-Content Jet Blending Components Derived from Ethanol,” a research project funded by a $1.7 million Department of Energy grant.

Richard Voyles' ingestible pill-size robot for cows

Purdue Polytechnic’s Richard Voyles and his research colleagues are developing pill-sized robots with artificial intelligence to help dairy farmers monitor the health of their herds.

Abstract Visualization of Spatial Distributions

A new, patented technique being developed by Yingjie “Victor” Chen and his research team could make visualization of big spatial data sets easier and more concise.

AutoIC Lab research

A research team led by Purdue Polytechnic’s Jiansong Zhang created a new method to help experts in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry simplify development of the building information modeling (BIM) software they use.

An albatross chick sits along a white sand beach at the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge amid plastic that covers the area even though it is not inhabited by humans. (NOAA photo)

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.

Digital Enterprise Center

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.