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    Background

The Center was officially established in 2003 with $2M funding from the State of Indiana.   Since then, the Center has grown to work with over 10 industrial member companies and 8 faculty members participating.

Center Goals

  • Become a focal point for developing critical or novel technologies in laser-based manufacturing and materials manufacturing.
  • Help private companies in the state of Indiana and the U.S. to implement new laser applications by transferring developed technologies and pursuing commercialization.
  • Help create new high-tech jobs for undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana companies.
  • Establish the infrastructure to serve as a continual resource in the state of Indiana for technological innovation in laser-based manufacturing processes.
Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center consists of the representatives from the member companies and Dr. John Schneider, assistant VP at Purdue.   The IAB reviews the Center activities and recommends strategic plans.  The IAB also recommends specific projects to be carried out in the next fiscal year and facilitates commercialization and technology transfer to industrial companies.