Safety, security, and stabilityTechnician and student working in machine shop

Care was taken in the design of the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering to ensure that instructional spaces are accessible when needed, that labs have controlled access, and that highly sensitive research equipment is protected from external influences.

Designers worked with faculty members and staff researchers to ensure that all resources needed, from consumables to appropriate electrical power supply, were readily and safely accessible. While flexibility was designed into the system so that lab spaces—including specialized resource delivery systems—could be easily rearranged, safety and security were always central to the design process.

Secure personnel access is provided through a layered approach to increasing levels of research protocols. All laboratories also include state-of-the-art safety systems, so that both people and research are protected.

The building is also configured with specialized spaces for highly sensitive instrumentation. For example, optics laboratories are built on their own individual concrete slabs in the basement, isolated from vibrations that could affect measurements. In another lab, multiple chemical hoods are separated in alcoves to prevent possible cross-contamination.

Weldon School faculty members and students have access to an uncommon suite of resources, including 3D rapid prototyping machines, a fully equipped machine shop, and a technician available to advise and assist with equipment and production.

Leslie A. Geddes Senior Design Laboratory

  • 3D Rapid Prototyping (Scanning, Printing, Modeling)
  • Machining Tools
  • Soldering and electrical equipment
  • Chemical work areas/hoods
  • Clinical/Cardiovascular medical devices for materials and testing

Ann E. Rundell Undergraduate Laboratory Suite

  • Cell culture lab
  • Bioprocessing, biomaterials and biomechanics lab
  • Instrumentation and transport lab

Machine Shop

Faculty Research Laboratories

Purdue MRI Facilities

Located in buildings within close walking distance are two MRI systems that are part of the Purdue MRI Facilities.