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. The top minds in fluid power conduct world-class research on hydraulic pumps, motors, and systems -- both in computer modeling, and real-world experimentation.

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.


Maha Membership Brochure

Read about the Maha Membership program and learn about the opportunities available

Multics Brochure

Learn about Multics: the latest modeling software for positive displacement machines developed at Maha

Recent News


June 8th, 2022 - Recent Maha Graduate Xin Tian Receives 2022 ASABE Superior Paper Award




June 2022 - Congratulations to 2 new Ph.D. Graduates from Maha!
Left-to-right: Dr. Shaoyang Qu, Dr. Xin Tian


May 17th-19th, 2022 - Maha hosts successful Fluid Power Conference



April 2022 - Congratulations to 3 new Ph.D. Graduates from Maha!
Left-to-right: Dr. Sangboem Woo, Dr. Harish Babu Manne, and Dr. Riccardo Madau

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Maha Fluid Power Research Center
1500 Kepner Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA
Phone: +1 (765) 496-6242
Email: avacca@purdue.edu