The Maha Fluid Power Research Center is recognized as a leader in innovative methods to research and apply fluid power technology. We conduct research on existing technical challenges, explore new application fields, and promote industrial collaborations.
Our researchers bring their expertise to all aspects of fluid power - from computer modeling to real-world experimentation – and apply that knowledge to hydraulic components and overall actuation systems. With faculty from the Colleges of Engineering and Agriculture, we provide solutions in the several areas of fluid power, including solutions for high efficiency, low noise emissions, superior controllability, integration of fluid power and electric technology.
Explore the different ways you can engage with the Maha Fluid Power Research Center.
The Maha Fluid Power Research Center operate as Purdue University core, by directly engaging industry into fundamental research, educational and recruiting activities. The industry members can closely follow and direct our research projects, and also provide guidance to our researchers. The center also organized meetings, intensive courses, webinars and workshops for the member companies in key fluid power topics. A complete list of the Maha Events for the member companies can be found here.
Industry members can join the Maha Fluid Power Research Center as Executive or Basic member. More details on the membership are provided below.
Contact us today to learn about the advantages of becoming a member at Maha Labs! Email Andrea Vacca: firstname.lastname@example.org
The industry advisory board is involved in all strategic decisions of the center concerning research, education and recruiting activities.
Current board compositions is as follows:
Membership in the Maha Fluid Power Research Center provides numerous benefits for you and your company. You can stay current with ongoing research, receive insights into technological trends, network with other fluid power professionals in professional development settings, engage with Purdue students studying the field, and support research projects at the center. Investigate our two levels of membership, Basic ($10,000 annually) and Executive ($55,000 annually), and determine which one is right for your organization.
1. Stay Informed with Ongoing Research
2. Professional Development - Intensive Fluid Power Courses
3. Maha Fluid Power Conference
4. Recruiting Opportunities
5. Support Maha Research
*For Executive level members
Beside the Maha membership, research at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center greatly benefits from the support of by government agencies, associations and industry sponsors. Industry sponsors can engage Maha in one-to-one research collaborations, with dedicated research agreements that regulate project deliverables, project timeline as well as aspects related to confidentiality and intellectual property (IP). Several contracting options are made available by Purdue for industry sponsored research, including flexible solutions regarding project IPs.
The list below reports the organizations that have supported research at Maha as Sponsor (last 5 years).
We are always looking for motivated researchers at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral level.
We are particularly interested in people with passion and/or past experience related to our research topics (see Research tab). Below is a list of topic areas and expertise in which we are in high need at the moment:
Maha Fluid Power Research Center
1500 Kepner Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA
Phone: +1 (765) 496-6242