Building resilience in manufacturing and operations for commerce and national security. Creating an ecosystem of digital, physical and sustainable manufacturing.

  • External research funding awards at Purdue increased more than 70% in 5 years (2017-22).
  • 15 national centers with $10M+ in funding each — most at virtual-physical interface.
  • Purdue was the top U.S. public university for utility patents in 2022.

Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories (MMRL)

designed rendition of the future MMRL building

The Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories (MMRL) at Purdue features state-of-the-art experimental facilities for physical domain manufacturing that will increase collaboration with industries and foundations, accelerate tech commercialization in manufacturing and attract top talent.

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Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center, where researchers and scientists are at the forefront of nanoelectronics, photonics, energy, microelectromechanical systems, nanobiotechnology and nanomanufacturing.

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Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center (CMSC)

The Indiana Manufacturing Institute, part of a $259 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative called the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.

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Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME)

For more than 35 years, DCMME has been the focal point within the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business for promoting education, research, and industrial engagement with those interested in operations management and manufacturing management.

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Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC)

The Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC) is a single location at Purdue University where university researchers collaborate with industry partners to develop materials and manufacturing innovations.

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Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC)

IN-MaC mobilizes our resources, expertise and network to invigorate manufacturing talent pipelines and advance abilities to overcome the barriers to achieve Industry 4.0.

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Purdue Applied Research Institute (PARI)

Home to the Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC), a single location for industry partners to work on materials and manufacturing innovations and provide access to testing capabilities.

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), a 100,000-square-foot facility for electric power research, development and manufacturing near the Purdue campus.

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Wabash, an innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, is expanding its Greater Lafayette presence with a new space in Purdue University's Discovery Park District.

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