Research Facilities

Discovery Park - Facilities in the park attract researchers and students from all 10 West Lafayette colleges, the Purdue University regional campuses, and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The park is developed on about 40 acres bounded by State Street on the north, Nimitz Drive on the south, Airport Road on the west, and South Martin Jischke Drive on the east.

Unique features:  The facilities are shared. Faculty members do not "own" space. Highly collaborative, interdisciplinary projects are connected throughout Purdue and to Purdue Research Parks. Technology commercialization is facilitated through the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Discovery Park provides the space for Purdue's Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development. A $25 million facility for the Discovery Learning Research Center was recently completed.
 
Areas within Discovery Park are;  Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall, Bindley Bioscience Center and  the  Birck Nanotechnology Center.
 
 

LORRE -  Integrative Center for Biotechnology & Engineering- The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) is an Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering which carries out multi-disciplinary research in bioenergy, bioprocessing bioproducts , and bioseparations and biorecovery. LORRE has capabilities ranging from fundamental studies on the molecular engineering of yeast and bacteria to bioreaction and bioprocess engineering and scale up.


Maha Research Center - The Maha Fluid Power Research Center was formed in 2004 from a $4 million endowment from fluid power pioneer Otto Maha. Professor Monika Ivantysynova moved from TUHH in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, USA, to lead the new center.  Much of the research activity in the Maha Fluid Power Research Center is part of a large research effort called the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The CCEFP is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by the National Science Foundation inaugurated in 2006. The center is dedicated to advancing research in fluid power science, technology and education.  Purdue is one of seven universities represented in the CCEFP.   Dr. Ivantysynova sits on the center’s executive committee and is the leader of Thrust Area 1: Efficiency.  The other two Thrust Areas consist of Compactness and Effectiveness.  Together the three Thrust Areas support research aimed at overcoming the current technological barriers facing fluid power with the ultimate goal of making fluid power more efficient, compact, and quieter. Currently there are five Purdue faculty members as well as their graduate student teams participating in the CCEFP. 

 

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