Potential projects proposed by Purdue Engineering faculty

Applicants can (a) propose their own innovative research proposal and list potential Purdue co-advisors, or (b) choose to develop their proposal based on interdisciplinary topics posted by faculty below.

Research topics for the 2025-26 application cycle will be available on July 15, 2024.

  • Data and Engineering Applications
  • Engineering-Medicine
  • Autonomous and Connected Systems
  • Innovation and Making
  • CISLunar (Space science and Engineering)
  • Defense related projects (for US citizens only)
  • Smart City, Infrastructure, Transportation
  • Future Manufacturing
  • Micro-, Nano-, and Quantum Engineering
  • Power, Energy, and the Environment
  • Security and Privacy
  • Human-Machine/Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Human-Centered Design
  • Integrated Neuroscience and Engineering
  • Others