Research and Application

At the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, our mission is to serve as an interface between Purdue's basic and applied research capabilities and the diverse needs of the manufacturing industry. Working with Purdue faculty members in all colleges and research centers, we develop research and engagement programs meeting the sponsoring company's time, cost, and technology needs. Projects can range from classroom assignments, to capstone projects, masters- and PhD-level research programs, or to longer term, more strategic relationships leveraging the benefits of master research agreements. Past projects have included manufacturers in industries such as:

  • Foods and beverages
  • Textile, apparel, and leather products
  • Wood products and paper
  • Furniture and related products
  • Petroleum and chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Primary metals and fabricated metal products
  • Computer and electronic components
  • Transportation equipment
  • Discrete products

CAM is pleased to work with and support the following Purdue faculty, staff, and students and their affiliated research centers:

College of Engineering
Center Director
Center for Laser-assisted Manufacturing Professor Yung Shin, Donald A. and Nancy C. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing
Center for Laser-based Micro and Nano-manufacturing Professor Xianfan Xu, James J. and Carol L. Shuttleworth Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Materials Processing & Tribology Professor Srinivasan Chandrasekar
Cooling Technologies for Research Center Professor Suresh V. Garimella, R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor, and Associate Vice President for Engagement
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories Professor Patricia Davies
Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering Professor Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Maha Fluid Power Research Center Professor Monika Ivantysynova
Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) Lead Institution: Rutgers University
Purdue co-Principal Investigator: Professor Rex Reklaitis, Edward W. Comings Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue Research & Education Center for Information Systems in Engineering (PRECISE) Professor Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Production, Robotics, and Integration Software for
Manufacturing & Management (PRISM)
Professor Shimon Nof
Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence Assoc. Professor Nate Hartman, Assoc. Professor Voicu Popescu, Asst. Professor Fu Zhao
Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research Professor Kevin Trumble
College of Technology
Center Director
Center for Technology Development Professor Vahid Motevalli, Assistant Professor Henry Zhang
Manufacturing Center "Model Factory" Laboratory Professor Brad Harriger
College of Agriculture
Center Director
Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing Professor Mark Morgan
Wood Research Laboratory Professor Eva Haviarova
Krannert School of Management
Center Director
Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises
Global Supply Chain Management Initiative
Professor George Shanthikumar, Richard E. Dauch Chair in Manufacturing and Operations Management