Be a Part of History

Zucrow buildingsEven as it nears 70 years old, Zucrow's High Pressure Lab is the premier university laboratory for propulsion research, with capabilities that match even government labs. The original building (ZL3) has a rich history dating back to the Apollo era and still boasts some of the highest pressure rocket experiments ever conducted, including contributing to the Space Shuttle Main Engine design in the late 1960s.

With our recent expansion, we are bringing the facilities into the 21st century, to match today's cutting-edge research in rockets and jet engines. This gives you an opportunity to be a part of that wonderful story. I encourage you to donate online, or contact our giving experts to find out how you can be a part of history at Zucrow Labs.

Donate to Zucrow Labs Online

Giving by mail?  Send your check to the address below, payable to the Purdue Research Foundation, with "Zucrow Labs" on the memo line.

Specific questions about giving? (stock options, estate planning, deferred gifts, etc.) Purdue has philanthropy experts solely assigned to the College of Engineering who can help you! Contact the Purdue Research Foundation today:

School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Rita Baines
701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-9124

School of Mechanical Engineering
Scott Banfield
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-5629


Robert Lucht

Robert Lucht
Director, Zucrow Labs
500 Allison Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-5126