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Research at Purdue University Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University is a research powerhouse, with more than $640 million in annual funding; 40,000 students and 3,000 faculty from all corners of the globe; and an unmatched array of laboratories and facilities.  Partners from industry, government, and academia join forces every day to create groundbreaking research.

At Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering, researchers study everything from fuel pumps to heart pumps. Carbon fiber to carbon nanotubes. Rocket engines to solar power.  Purdue’s distinguished faculty are tackling the world’s grand challenges. Find out how to collaborate on research that moves the world forward.

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World-class facilities The largest academic cleanroom in the world (Birck Nanotechnology Center) The largest academic propulsion lab in the world (Zucrow Labs) The largest academic HVAC lab in the world (Herrick Labs)

Choose your research area:

  

Acoustics

  

HVAC & Refrigeration

  

Bioengineering

  

Manufacturing & Materials

  

Combustion

  

Mechanics & Vibration

  

Design

  

Nanotechnology

  

Fluid Mechanics

  

Robotics

  

Heat Transfer

  

Systems, Measurement, & Controls