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Name / Description Location Contacts Recharge Accessible to Non-Purdue Users
Bioinformatics and Discovery Systems Lab

The lab is used to carry out common genomic biotechnology methods in collaboration w/ other groups on campus, as well as develop new methods for detecting DNA biomarkers and developing innovative information management systems in support of genomics research. The lab is equipped with a DNA microarray spotter, and DNA microarray scanner, most often used for gene expression studies.

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Knoy B020 Michael Kane X
Cyberforensics Lab

The cyberforensics Lab that was officially opened Summer '04 focuses on (1) education and training for students, faculty, and law enforcement, (2) leading edge research in cyberforensics, and (3) operational support for federal, state, and local law enforcement. A memorandum of understanding is in place with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Indiana State Police, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS/CS Department) and ITaP.

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Knoy 228 Marcus Rogers X X
High Performance Computer Graphics Laboratory

The research in the HPCG-Lab is divided into diverse projects, all having in common the use of High Performance Computer Graphics algorithms and tools as the means of providing high performance computation, real-time rendering, and scientific visualization research.

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Knoy Bedrich Benes
High-Performance Computing and Cyberinfrastructure Research Lab

a focal point for education, research, and collaboration in the development, deployment, and use of supercomputing, grid computing, and cyberinfrastructure. The HPC-CRL is the first College of Technology Exploration Center, which is designed to support and enhance teaching, research, and collaboration among faculty, students, and industrial partners. The lab consists of three areas: research, collaboration, and education.

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Knoy 208 Thomas Hacker X

The IDEALab is housed in Knoy Hall in room 376. Research conducted there focuses on animation, interactive media, serious games, visualization, simulation and innovative technologies for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. At the core of its activities is a desire to understand how the development and use of computer graphics impacts communication, education and learning.

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Knoy 376 Nicoletta Adamo-Villani X
INtegrated Smart Energy Technology Lab (INSET)

INtegrated Smart Energy Technology lab (INSET)- provides a shared space that supports the understanding and learning of the electrical Smart Grid - a system that interconnects the electricity distribution grid with two-way communications to provide energy monitoring and management for the power industry and consumers. The lab promotes classroom learning, linked to applied technology research of the electrical, mechanical and IT systems, in energy storage (batteries), electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, vehicle-to-grid integration, distributed automation technologies. An all electric go-kart platform selected as an EV surrogate intends to capture student interest while providing an inexpensive way and safe way to gain hands-on learning of electromechanical systems. Originally developed to support the first Purdue evGrandPrix, the lab sustains this activity, while integrating the EV platform as a subsystem of the overall electrical Smart Grid. CIT, EET, and MET work together to train students for industry.

Knoy B027 J. Eric Dietz X
Mobile Application Development Lab

Information systems are constantly evolving to use new technologies.? The types of technologies used in these systems now also include low-priced mobile computing and devices.? These mobile devices include smart phones, tablets, and other specialized hand-held computers.? These devices are being incorporated into modern information systems to collect and present data to workers who are otherwise too mobile to use a traditional PC. The mobile software development curriculum was established in fall 2002.

Knoy 242 Kyle Lutes X
National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion

The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion (NaTeF) was funded through a $2.7 million cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. ?The NaTeF facilities are located in the Niswonger Aviation Technology Building at the Purdue Airport, and include aircraft engine test cells and a Materials Testing Laboratory. The engine test cells are equipped to conduct exhaust emissions, collect engine operational data, and evaluate engine performance; the interaction and compatibility of new fuels with aircraft materials and components may be studied and evaluated in the Materials Testing Laboratory. The testing capabilities of these laboratories are currently focused on testing and development of new aviation fuels for both turbine (jet) engines and piston engine applications but may also be utilized in the future for testing of engine and aircraft hardware. NaTeF is the primary testing arm of the Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability (AirTIES) Research Center at Purdue University, the overall mission of which is to support the development, testing, and implementation of new aviation fuels. AirTIES researchers are collaborating with faculty in other disciplines at Purdue and with industrial partners to advance the state of new, sustainable aviation fuels in projects that include identifying and optimizing candidate crops for bio-fuels, new processes to produce bio-fuels, economic and carbon footprint assessments of new fuels, and fit-for-performance testing of fuels in the NaTeF laboratories and test cells.

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Niswonger David Stanley X X
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center is housed in Knoy 373. It is the hub for the product lifecycle management (PLM) activities in the College of Technology. It is linked to other College of Technology labs through high-speed network connections and through industry-class PLM suites of tools. Typical research activities in that lab include the areas of product lifecycle management, model-based definition, model-based enterprise, 3D data interoperability and collaboration, product data management methodologies, and workflows for the extended use of CAD data throughout the enterprise.

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Knoy 373 Nathan Hartman X
Purdue Malware Lab - FBI Cyber Crime Task Force

The Purdue Malware Lab, under the direction of Prof. Jim Goldman, conducts applied research in the identification, analysis, reverse engineering, and defensive strategies of malicious software, more commonly referred to as malware. In addition, operational support is provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation through Prof. Goldman?s appointment to the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force.

ENAD 111 Jim Goldman X
Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Center

The Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Center at the statewide location in Columbus, Indiana, is an environmentally-controlled (20 degrees C plus/minus 0.5 degrees C, Positive Pressure; Humidity < 35%) laboratory that is certified annually. Examples of calibrated equipment include a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine, an Instron tensile test machine, a Zeiss surface finish tester, a Fluke dead-weight tester for calibrating pressure gauges, and sets of English and metric gauge blocks. Additionally, there are tools for measuring torque, force, hardness, and mass as well as numerous hand and optical tools for dimensional measurement.

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Room 137; Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence; Columbus, Indiana Joe Fuehne X X