Center for Surface Engineering and Enhancement
Purdue University's vision to be the leading industry-university research alliance for the metal surface finishing industry is the Center for Surface Engineering and Enhancement (CSEE). The goals of the center are to serve consortium members’ needs, establish a knowledge base, and educate the future leaders of the industry.
The research capabilities of CSEE are available to industries and government agencies. Pre-competitive research is available to member groups as well as specific and proprietary research for individual organizations. The program offers access to test equipment, research staff and disciplines that most companies do not have.
Research will be defined by the participating groups or organizations. The research will be conducted by undergraduate and graduate students seeking industry positions and the research programs will be under the leadership of member selected Purdue faculty.
"As a Purdue alumnus, I am pleased and honored to be a part of the CSEE program. As a manufacturer, I’m eager to have access to research on topics that have interested me for years. Finally, theory will become practice and we will be able to commercialize these ideas,”
- Jack Champaigne, President of Electronics Inc.
CSEE Membership Level Benefits v2 Effective July 2021
CSEE Related Undergraduate Programs
Thank you to our members!
If you are interested in learning more about CSEE, please contact:
Mark Gruninger, Managing Director of Industrial Consortia
Robyn Jakes, Chief Development Officer