Research

SME Focused Industrial Consortia

IN-MaC has provided seed funding to launch several topic based industrial consortia focused on meeting the needs of Indiana’s SMEs. While SMEs are the primary focus of the consortia, they are open to companies of all sizes, in particular those with a need to encourage their supply chain to adopt new technologies. Governance input to IN-MaC is also available at higher membership levels. The current group of Developing Consortia is listed below. Please contact the director or Ronald Steuterman at steuterm@purdue.edu / 765-494-4437 for more information.

Simulation-based Engineering of Materials and Structures (ICSEMS)

Thomas Siegmund - Professor of Mechanical Engineering-Perry Excellence Scholar

Developing Smart Business Ecosystems

Ananth Iyer - Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management

Surface Engineering and Enhancement (CSEE).

David Bahr - Professor and Head of School of Materials Engineering

Advanced Lyophilization Technology Consortium – LyoHUB

Alina Alexeenko - Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Consortium for Materials Processing Research

Qingyou Han - School of Engineering Technology (SoET), Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Federal Funding and Successes

  • 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

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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