Energy Center


For Energy Center, Global Sustainability Initiative, Discovery Park: Energy Center


Maureen McCann, Director, Energy Center, Global Sustainability Initiative;

Pankaj Sharma, Managing Director, Energy Center, Global Sustainability Initiative, Discovery Park;; 765-496-7452; 765-494-5146


Other useful contacts and links

There are several entities at Purdue that work with the industry. Industry representatives are encouraged to contact following offices depending upon their needs:

For partnerships and access to research resources: Office of Industry Outreach and Technology Programs pprovides a single point of contact for the private sector to access Purdue's broad range of research resources. In addition the office promotes and facilitates partnerships between Purdue University and the private sector.


John Schneider, Assistant Vice President for Industry Outreach, Office of the Vice President;; 765-494-0743

Geanie Umberger, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundations Relations;; 765-496-3723                                   


For technology licensing: Office of Technology Commercialization assists in the protection, marketing and licensing of the Purdue university’s intellectual properties.


Chad Pittman, Vice President, Office of Technology Commercialization ;; (765) 588-3475


For student recruitments: Center for Career Opportunities partners with companies to provide an opportunity to companies to gain greater visibility with students and partners to enhance its delivery of career services to Purdue students.


Tim Luzader, Director, Center for Career Opportunities;; 765-494-3981


For alumni relations and giving: University Development Office, Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the central point of contact for corporations and foundations to Purdue’s faculty, students, and alumni.


Margarita Contreni, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations;; 765-494-0635


For Purdue start-ups: Purdue Research Park serves as one of the largest business incubator for high tech start-ups companies.


Greg Deason, Vice President and Executive Director;; 765-588-3470

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971