Focus Area Status

  • Digital Manufacturing Enterprise Focus Area
    • Established as the “DNA” of IN-MaC
    • Leverages DMDI

  • Developing Focus Areas:
    • Personalization Emerging Project
      • Personalized medicines

  • Market Viable Manufacturing Technology Emerging Projects
    • Nano/“Roll to Roll” manufacturing;
    • Composites manufacturing
    • Laser Based Smart Digital Manufacturing

Federal Funding and Successes

  • IN-MaC is Purdue’s Link to the Recently Awarded Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
    • National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
    • Awarded to UI Labs: 5 years / $70 Million Total
    • IN-Mac providing up to $671K in cash cost share

  • Partner on the Institute for Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
    • Manufacture of Composite Materials and Shapes
    • Indiana Component is a Composites Modeling & Mfg Simulation Technology Area, led by R. Byron Pipes, Materials Engineering
    • $15 million cost share provided by IEDC
    • Awarded to Creative Composites Solutions Corp. (UT Knoxville) 5 yrs / $70 Million Total
  • Partner on the NETFLEX (new name for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute), NNMI awarded August, 2015
    • Led by Ali Shakouri, Director, Birck Nanotechnology Center
    • 5 yrs / $75 Million Total; Awarded to FlexTech Alliance
    • Birck Center is a resource center for the Institute
    • IN-MaC providing up to $500K in cash cost share

Emerging Research Areas (Click to open details)

IN-MaC Graduate Student Research Fellows: Inaugural Class

    Stephen Hodson
    Proposal Title: Reel-to Reel (R2R) Manufacturing of Carbon Nanopetal Arrays
    Department/School: AAE/ME
    Advisors: Alina Alexeenko, Tim Fisher

    Elcin Icten
    Proposal Title: Manufacture of Personalized Medicines
    Department/School: ChE
    Advisors: G.V. Reklaitis, Z.K. Nagy

    Juraj Vanek
    Proposal Title: Optimizing 3D Objects for Effective 3D Printing
    Department/School: CGT
    Advisors: Bedrich Benes

    Nigam Arora
    Proposal Title: Reel-to Reel (R2R) Manufacturing of Carbon Nanopetal Arrays Separator (TSS) Membranes for Self-Regulating Li-ion Batteries
    Department/School: Che
    Advisors: Alexander Wei

    Qiong Nian
    Proposal Title: Laser Based Digital Manufacturing Platform for Integration of MultiFunctional Structures in Pharmaceutical and Food Industry
    Department/School: IE
    Advisors: Gary Cheng
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Ronald J. Steuterman
Managing Director
Phone: (765) 494-4437

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