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Recent News Stories

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.

Tags: Healthy and Sustainable Communities, facilities
Purdue researchers created a new design to improve firefighting robots and increase maneuverability to fight fires better and save lives.

A new automatic T-valve system for firefighting robots could make firefighters’ jobs less dangerous and save public lives, according to Eric Dietz.

Tags: Holistic Safety and Security, robotics
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.

Tags: Healthy and Sustainable Communities, sustainability
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.

Tags: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
Jun Han Bae, Wonse Jo, Gary Bertoline & Jun Zhang

Research assistants in Purdue Polytechnic displayed research projects at the Realizing the Digital Enterprise Graduate Student Poster Session.

Tags: Realizing the Digital Enterprise, Research
FLORE

A knowledge gap in the development of alternative aviation fuels led to the creation of the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE), a new interdisciplinary research lab in Purdue’s Potter Engineering Center directed by Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology.

Tags: Research, facilities, laboratory, grand challenge sustainability, grand challenge, Realizing the Digital Enterprise
Brad and Alka Harriger

Alka Harriger, professor of computer and information technology, and Brad Harriger, professor of mechanical engineering technology, partnered with other faculty in the creation of professional development programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle school teachers and new research into the development of computational thinking among middle school students across three learning contexts.

Tags: sponsored research, Community and Civic Engagement