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LORRE carries out fundamental research that impacts the engineering and agricultural research enterprises at Purdue University, and contributes to new knowledge for the engineering of renewable resources. 

The research draws on expertise, infrastructure, and fundamental science in a range of areas that are combined into multi-disciplinary problem solving approaches.  These approaches provide LORRE students and researchers experiences that integrate discovery, learning, and engagement through the practice of bioprocess engineering. 

Since its founding in 1978, The Laboratory has carried out its work in bioenergy, biofuels/bioproducts, bioseparations, food safety, and bioprocessing, while educating students, performing bioprocess research, and translating its discoveries to the industry. 

This website provides a point of contact for researchers, students, alumni, sponsors, and friends who wish to learn more about LORRE’s work – past, present and future.

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Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

The Center for Food Safety Engineering

Environmental & Ecological Engineering

Apply to the ABE, BME, ChE, EEE or Aviation Technology Graduate Programs

Chemical Engineering Department

Department of Aviation Technology