Center for Materials Processing and Tribology
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47906

The center is a cooperative world-class cross-disciplinary research program involving the Schools of Industrial Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics and Materials Engineering. It was established in 1999 with funds from the Purdue Academic Re-Investment Program. The principal research thrusts of the Center are Manufacturing Process Innovation, Advanced Light-Weight Materials, Tribology of Material Systems for Enhanced Component Performance, and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems. The Center faculty's research activities have been supported by companies, NSF and DoD. 85 M.S. and Ph.D students have graduated from the group since 1992. The Center operates world-class research laboratories in Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Metrology, Tribology and Materials Characterization.



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