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.
Industrial Advisory Board
- Become a focal point for developing
critical or novel technologies in laser-based manufacturing and materials
- 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.
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