Maha Fluid Power Research Center
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
Global Fluid Power Society

Maha Fluid Power Research Center, sponsored by Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, is the largest academic hydraulics lab in the USA. With 15,000 square feet of space, the top minds in fluid power conduct world-class research on hydraulic pumps, motors, and systems -- both computer modeling, and real-world experimentation.

The lab currently hosts dozens of ongoing projects, both from academia and industry. Read more about the groundbreaking work at Maha:

  • Facilities - test rigs, tractors, and more!
  • Research - details on fluid power research
  • Sponsors - conduct your own research at Maha!
  • People - learn about the students and faculty
  • Publications - published research
  • Education - chainless bicycles, classes, and other special projects!
  • News - the latest updates
  • Contact Us - get in touch, and visit Maha Labs!

The lab was formed in 2004 by a $4 million endowment from fluid power pioneer Otto Maha. Dr. Monika Ivantysynova moved from TUHH in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany to become Maha's director, where she served until her passing in 2018.

The Maha faculty have been active also in educational activities. Below is the latest textbook published to educate engineers in fluid power technology:

Maha Fluid Power Research Center
1500 Kepner Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA
Phone: +1 (765) 496-6242