Research

Research in the School of Engineering Technology is as varied as the professors who teach. Researchers are applying current knowledge in unique ways to solve problems, from improving the delivery of electricity and cancer-fighting drugs to strengthening manufacturing materials and enhancing large computer networks.

Projects often involve undergraduate and graduate students, which strengthens the educational nature of funded research.

Engineering Technology Grants

Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Faurecia Emissions Control Tech, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $10,000.00 (May '15)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Materials Res Inst Shandong
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (May '15)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Apr '15)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Xiaoming Wang
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $25,000.00 (Mar '15)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Suranjan Panigrahi
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $3,000.00 (Mar '15)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $25,000.00 (Mar '15)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Ayhan Ince
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $25,000.00 (Mar '15)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Sponsor: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,000.00 (Feb '15)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $100,000.00 (Feb '15)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: BraunAbility
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $61,893.90 (Feb '15)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: BraunAbility
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $61,893.90 (Feb '15)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Wuhan Zhijacheng Educ Consulting
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $10,000.00 (Feb '15)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Wuhan Zhijacheng Educ Consulting
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $10,000.00 (Dec '14)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: Sinclair Community College
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $23,951.00 (Nov '14)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Sponsor: Deere & Company
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $15,000.00 (Nov '14)
Principal Investigator: Helen McNally
Sponsor: University of South Florida
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $62,966.00 (Nov '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: American Axle & Mfg. Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Nov '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: W Leon-Salas
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $339,951.00 (Oct '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: American Axle & Mfg, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,466.49 (Oct '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: American Axle & Mfg, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $44,533.51 (Oct '14)
Principal Investigator: Chris Foreman
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $339,951.00 (Oct '14)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $45,000.00 (Oct '14)
Principal Investigator: Gene Harding
Sponsor: Defense Engineering Corp
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $74,996.00 (Sep '14)
Principal Investigator: Karl Perusich
Sponsor: Florence V Carroll Charitable Trust
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $4,000.00 (Sep '14)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: AHRAE, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Sep '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: John Deere US Ag
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Sep '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Bilsand, Winifred B. Endowment
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $19,391.00 (Aug '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Eaton
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Jul '14)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $65,253.00 (Jul '14)
Principal Investigator: Phillip Sanger
Sponsor: Technology Service Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $20,000.00 (Jul '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: W Leon-Salas
Sponsor: Showalter Trust
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $7,500.00 (Jun '14)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Materials Res Inst Shandong
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (May '14)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Sponsor: Institute of International Education
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $250,000.00 (May '14)
Principal Investigator: Chris Foreman
Sponsor: Intel Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $25,000.00 (Mar '14)
Principal Investigator: M. Creasy
Sponsor: The Vibration Institute
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $3,800.00 (Mar '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Gozdem Kilaz
Sponsor: Mercurius Biofuels
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $53,170.00 (Feb '14)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: Inn and Comm CTR-Info Tech Division
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $640.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Zibo Hongtai Anti Corrosion Co
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $160,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $175,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Davin Huston
Sponsor: Inn and Comm CTR-Info Tech Division
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,760.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Duane Dunlap
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $75,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $83,325.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Helen McNally
Sponsor: University of South Florida
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $61,580.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Chrysler Corporation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $100,000.00 (Jan '14)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: Sinclair Community College
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $17,508.00 (Dec '13)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Dec '13)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Nov '13)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Amer Soc Heating, Refrig, & Air Cond Eng
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,000.00 (Oct '13)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Ashrae, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator: Matthew Stephens
Sponsor: Thomas And Linda Hjertquist
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $750.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,100.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Alejandra Magana
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $35,000.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Alejandra Magana
Sponsor: MathWorks
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $20,000.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator: Alejandra Magana
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $219,722.30 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Kathryne Newton
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,422.75 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator: Kathryne Newton
Sponsor: University of Industrial Distribution
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $10,000.00 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator: Edie Schmidt
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $54,744.70 (Aug '13)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Aldi Far-Ir Products Inc
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $10,000.00 (Jul '13)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (May '13)
Principal Investigator: Helen McNally
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $8,000.00 (May '13)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Prf Summer Research Grants
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $2,987.00 (May '13)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Co-Principal Investigator: J Jacob
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $23,904.00 (Apr '13)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Feb '13)
Principal Investigator: José Garcia Bravo
Sponsor: National Fluid Power Association
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,000.00 (Feb '13)
Principal Investigator: José Garcia Bravo
Sponsor: DYNSAN, LLC
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $21,114.00 (Feb '13)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Hans Tech
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $9,999.00 (Feb '13)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Purdue University
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $99,766.00 (Feb '13)
Principal Investigator: W Leon-Salas
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $263,726.00 (Jan '13)
Principal Investigator: Christine Corum
Sponsor: R.L. Roudebush Va Medical Center
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $75,023.00 (Dec '12)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Bwxt Y-12, Llc
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $120,000.00 (Dec '12)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Lafayette, City Of
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $13,558.00 (Dec '12)
Principal Investigator: Christine Corum
Sponsor: R.L. Roudebush Va Medical Center
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $28,250.00 (Dec '12)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Davin Huston
Sponsor: Inn and Comm CTR-Info Tech Division
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $11,750.00 (Oct '12)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: Inn and Comm CTR-Info Tech Division
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $11,750.00 (Oct '12)
Principal Investigator: José Garcia Bravo
Sponsor: DYNSAN, LLC
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $4,500.00 (Oct '12)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Robert Herrick
Sponsor: Education, U.S. Department Of
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $16,699.00 (Sep '12)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Boeing Company, The
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $9,995.00 (Sep '12)
Principal Investigator: Bradley Harriger
Sponsor: El Camino College
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $59,526.00 (Sep '12)
Principal Investigator: Phillip Sanger
Sponsor: Western Carolina Univeristy
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $35,025.00 (Aug '12)
Principal Investigator:
Co-Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co Ltd
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $140,000.00 (Aug '12)
Principal Investigator: Nathan Hartman
Sponsor: General Motors Foundation
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $15,000.00 (Aug '12)
Principal Investigator: Henry Kraebber
Co-Principal Investigator: Jeff Holewinski
Sponsor: Fancy Fortune Cookies, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $7,474.00 (Jul '12)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $325.00 (May '12)
Principal Investigator: N Athula Kulatunga
Sponsor: Purdue Research Foundation: OVPR
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $17,287.00 (May '12)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $110,000.00 (Mar '12)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Allison Transmission
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $44,634.00 (Feb '12)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Multi-Sponsored Industrials
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $50,000.00 (Feb '12)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Caterpillar Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $59,603.00 (Feb '12)
Principal Investigator: Haiyan (Henry) Zhang
Sponsor: Caterpillar Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $48,076.00 (Feb '12)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han
Sponsor: Hans Tech
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $9,999.00 (Jan '12)
Principal Investigator: Suranjan Panigrahi
Sponsor: In State Department Of Agriculture
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $31,452.00 (Jan '12)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Energy, U.S. Department Of
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $14,484.00 (Dec '11)
Principal Investigator: Richard French
Sponsor: Butler County Community College
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $65,842.00 (Sep '11)
Principal Investigator: Bradley Harriger
Sponsor: El Camino College
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $57,272.00 (Sep '11)
Principal Investigator: Christine Corum
Sponsor: R.L. Roudebush Va Medical Center
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $87,676.00 (Aug '11)
Principal Investigator: William Hutzel
Sponsor: Ashrae, Inc.
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $5,000.00 (Aug '11)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Alcoa Inc
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $48,070.00 (Jul '11)
Principal Investigator:
Sponsor: Occupational Safety & Health Admin
Department: Engineering Technology
Amount Received: $3,948.00 (Jun '11)

Engineering Technology, Technology Leadership & Innovation Grants

Principal Investigator: Gary Bertoline
Co-Principal Investigator: Robert Herrick, Michael Dyrenfurth, Kathryne Newton
Sponsor: Education, U.S. Department Of
Department: Engineering Technology, Technology Leadership & Innovation
Amount Received: $35,362.00 (Oct '11)
Principal Investigator: Qingyou Han, Edie Schmidt
Sponsor: Purdue Univ F N Andrews Fellowship
Department: Engineering Technology, Technology Leadership & Innovation
Amount Received: $37,939.00 (Aug '11)