Purdue University's Centers and Institutes

Currently, there are 138 University approved centers and institutes at Purdue. Each center is developed to fill a particular need.

  • Discovery Park centers extend campus infrastructure to the entire University allowing multidisciplinary groups to come together on campus and respond to grand challenges and opportunities.
  • Large project centers or institutes, generally funded by an outside agency, are organized around a specific objective and have a natural lifespan.
  • Grassroots centers or institutes vary in size and are formed from faculty initiatives; they are frequently funded by the departments.

Centers and institutes are valued and encouraged at Purdue. They create a venue for faculty to come together to solve a common goal. Additional opportunities for joint projects and funding are created as investigators interact.

Requirements to establish a center.

A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition

ISMAIL
Lane Yahiro
lyahiro@purdue.edu

An interdisciplinary Center that sponsors and facilitates health, exercise, and nutrition research in faculty; technical and leadership skill acquisition in students; and optimal attainable degree of individual well-being. It features models and programs designed to identify and adopt healthy lifestyle interventions applicable to population and individual health risk management issues.

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Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research

A3IR-CORE
John Mott
jhmott@purdue.edu

Mission of the institute focuses on issues of critical global importance through proven leadership and expertise in aviation. The institute will promote research in multidisciplinary areas of aviation/aerospace, domestic and international policy, management and leadership, and applied engineering-technology integration with significant focus on methodological and analytical techniques.

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Agricultural Genomics Center (aka Purdue Genomics Core Facility)

PAGC
Rebecca Doerge
doerge@purdue.edu

The Purdue Genomics Core Facility provides low-throughput, high-throughput and next generation DNA sequencing, Affymetrix GeneChip, colony picking, library duplication, rearraying and filter printing services on a recharge basis.

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Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability

AirTIES
Denver Lopp and David Stanley
denver@purdue.edu

The mission is to help researchers quickly develop and assist industry in quickly bringing to market effective, alternative aviation/aerospace fuels and components.

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Bindley Bioscience Center

BBC
Richard Kuhn
kuhnr@purdue.edu

Bindley Bioscience Center in Discovery Park blends life sciences and engineering research to cultivate and support innovative, multi-investigator, interdisciplinary research teams at Purdue University, and whose research and development efforts, in parallel, foster external engagement activities that promote economic development initiatives in the life sciences.

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Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center

BIRSC
Kari Clase
kclase@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to develop global programs to ensure sustainable access to medicines for Africa and developing nations, and to advance discovery in manufacturing technology, quality of medicines, and rare disease research.

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Birck Nanotechnology Center

BNC
Ali Shakouri
shakouri@purdue.edu

A Discovery Park center that provides scientific equipment, specialized laboratories, a nanofabrication cleanroom, offices, technical staff, and administrative support for nanotechnology research.

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Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

BDMCE
Richard Cosier
rcosier@purdue.edu

BDMCE aims to catalyze entrepreneurship and commercialization across the Purdue University community through interdisciplinary education, networking, and business assistance programs. A particular focus is to spur

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Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM

CATALyST
Lynn Bryan
labryan@purdue.edu

The center's mission is to research, develop, and implement exemplary programs in mathematics and science, develop effective instructional materials and strategies, and disseminate information related to the improvement of education in mathematics and science.

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Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development

CAID
R. Graham Cooks
cooks@purdue.edu

The intent of the Center is to bring together scientists and engineers interested in large scale projects involving innovation and development of analytical instrumentation, as well as its commercialization.

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Center for Animal Welfare Science

CAWS
Candace Croney
ccroney@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to facilitate the well-being of animals through interdisciplinary discovery. learning and engagement. The center will identify welfare challenges, approaches to alleviate them, adn education to advance socially responsible decision-making on animal care, management and policy.

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Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education

CASPiE
Dr. Gabriela C. Weaver
gweaver@purdue.edu

The Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE) is a multi-institutional collaborative effort designed to address major barriers to providing research experiences to younger undergraduate science students.

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Center for Catalyst Design

CCD
Nick Delgass
delgass@ecn.purdue.edu

The Center for Catalyst Design (CCD) at Purdue University is focused on the development of new catalysts for a variety of chemical processes. The CCD is a cross-disciplinary team of researchers with broad expertise in catalysis, surface science, inorganic chemistry, materials science, molecular and process modeling, process systems engineering, and modern informatics methods. The CCD houses facilities for catalyst preparation, characterization, and an infrastructure for data archiving, information management, large scale computing, data visualization.

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Center for Coal Technology Research

CCTR
Marty Irwin
mwirwin@purdue.edu

CCTR was created by act of the Indiana legislature to sponsor research on the environmentally responsible use of Indiana coal

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Center for Community and Environment Design

CCED
Sean Rotar
srotar@purdue.edu

CCED is the community outreach arm of our Landscape Architecture Program whose mission is to facilitate improvement in the quality of the physical environment through research, design and education related to community and environmental design and development.

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Center for Comparative Translational Research

CTR
Gert J. Breur
breur@purdue.edu

The center mission is to facilitate, coordinate adn stimulate comparative translational discovery, learning, and engagement efforts within the College od Veterinary Medicine and Purdue University.

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Center for Computational Homeland Security

CCHS
Dr. Alok Chaturvedi
alok@purdue.edu

To accelerate the creation, validation and implementation of knowledge and tools for sustainable homeland security through the use of a Synthetic Environment for Computational Experimentation.

Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels

C3Bio
Maureen McCann
mmccann@purdue.edu

The center will maximize the energy and carbon efficiencies of biofuel production by the rational and synergistic design of physical and chemical conversion processes and the biomass itself.

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Center for Education & Research in Information Assurance and Security

CERIAS
Eugene H. Spafford
spaf@purdue.edu

To advance the knowledge and practice of information assurance and security through world-class research, the highest quality education, and by serving as an unbiased source of information.

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Center for Electronic Defense Systems

CEDS
Dimitrios Peroulis
dperouli@purdue.edu

The center focuses on applied electromagnetics. This focus has taken the group's research in 3 distinct directions: advanced packaging, integrated sensors, and wireless sensors and radar. The centers objective is to develop a comprehensive approach to RF engineering that will span from electromagnetics to circuits to wave form synthesis to digital processing.

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Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems

CERIS
Eileen Luke
lukee@purdue.edu

CERIS operates and maintains four projects - NPIRS, NAPIS, NPDN, and EXCERPT. These projects are collection of databases, applications, and web sites on pesticide registrations, pest surveys, plant diagnostics, and export regulations and serve as useful tools in aiding agricultural extension services, agricultural regulatory activities, plant bio-security, and agricultural exports.

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Center for Excellence in Consumer Leadership

ExCel
Dr. Sugato Chakravarty
sugato@purdue.edu

The center provides management development and leadership experiences to motivated sales professionals and post baccalaureate students. The center will provide appropriate research support to qualified faculty proposing research related to executive performance with behavioral and attitudinal factors as well as designing technologically innovative online learning segments.

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Center for Families at Purdue University

CFF
Shelley M. MacDermid
shelley@purdue.edu

The Center for Families at Purdue University focuses on improving the quality of life for families and strengthening the capacity of families to provide nurturing environments for their members. To accomplish this, the center works with four important groups whose efforts directly impact quality of life for families: extension educators, human service providers, employers, and policymakers.

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Center for Food Animal Well-Being

CAWB
Dr. Ed Pajor
pajor@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to advance the understanding of interactions between food animal productivity and well-being to enable a scientific and public policy climate which promotes animal well-being and supports economically viable food animal production systems.

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Center for Food Safety Engineering

CFSE
Lisa J. Mauer
mauer@purdue.edu

The Center for Food Safety Engineering is a 5 School multidisciplinary effort that focuses on developing detection technology and control measures for foodborne pathogens.

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Center for Global Research and Intervention in Infectious Disease

C-GRIID
Harm HogenEsch
hogenesch@purdue.edu

Mission of center is to the development of comprehensive intervention strategies to control and reduce the incidence and severity of infectious diseases in humans and animals world-wide. The center will focus on 6 research areas that include vaccines, vectors, pathogenesis, therapeutics, diagnostics and modeling.

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Center for Global Soundscapes at Purdue

CGS
Bryan Pijanowski
bpijanow@purdue.edu

Mission of the center is to promote research, education and engagement activities related to soundscapes, especially their preservation.

Center for Global Trade Analysis

GTAP
Terrie L. Walmsley
twalmsle@purdue.edu

The Center for Global Trade Analysis is the publicly funded, university-based home for GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project), a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. Our purpose is to improve the quality of global economy-wide analysis through education and by developing analytical data bases, economic models, and innovative methodologies.

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Center for Global Urban Sustainability:Ensuring Sustainable Health Among Underserved

CGUS-ESHAUS
Sandra S. Liu
liuss@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is managing urbanism to match its science. The CGUS-ESHAUS emphasizes translation of scientific discoveries by empirical applications for sustainable green living as a lifestyle.

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Center for Impact Science and Engineering

CISE
Eric Nauman
enauman@purdue.edu

The CISE will develop and apply new tools for the analysis of the response of materials and systems of interest to the DoD, including biological materials, to impact and blast events.

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Center for Implantable Devices

CID
Pedro Irazoqui
pip@purdue.edu

Mission of the center is to maximize the clinical impact of the centers work by closely working with clinicians and industrial partners to guide research activities.

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Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing

ciFM
Mark Morgan
mmorgan@purdue.edu

The Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing (ciFM) is an interdisciplinary team that conducts fundamental and applied research leading to improved food manufacturing through process engineering and advanced technology. In addition, the center provides educational workshops on processing and technology tailored to the food industry. New in 2008, the ciFM laboratory is now ISO 17025 certified and EHEDG authorized as a hygienic equipment design test institute.

Center for Integrated Systems in Aerospace

ISA
Daniel DeLaurentis
ddelaure@purdue.edu

The Center seeks to address challenges encountered in managing, integrating, and developing complex systems (vehicles, platforms, humans)and information management for collaboration in systems-of-systems (e.g., missile defense, transportation, network-enabled architectures).

Center for International Business Education and Research

ciBER
Greg Hundley
ghundley@purdue.edu

Resource center to promote innovations in education, research and outreach programs that enhances competitiveness of US business in global markets

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Center for Laser Micro Fabrication

CLMF
Xianfan Xu
xxu@ecn.purdue.edu

The center carries out combined experimental and theoretical studies on laser-based micro and nano scale manufacturing and materials processing.

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Center for Literacy Education and Research

CLEAR
Kerry A. Hoffman
kahoffman@purdue.edu

The fundamental mission of the center is to provide high quality professional development for teachers and administrators that will ultimately ensure all P-12 students are able to read and write independently, providing them with a strong foundation for academic preparation and lifelong learning. The professional development will be based on sound research and will foster further investigations.

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Center for Material Processing Research

CMPR
Qingyou Han
hanq@purdue.edu

Mission of the center focuses on conducting interdisciplinary research and education programs to advance commercial material processing technologies and develop new commercial material processing processes.

Center for Materials Processing and Tribology

CMPT
Srinivasan (Chandy) Chandrasekar
chandy@purdue.edu

The Center conducts research and development activities in Advanced Manufacturing, Nanostructured Materials for Structural and Mechanical Applications, Micro-Systems and Friction and Wear Phenomena.

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Center for Materials Under Extreme Environments

CMUXE
Ahmed Hassanein
hassanein@purdue.edu

The Center for Materials Under Extreme Environments (CMUXE) is created to study the interactions of high-intensity, modulated energy beams: electromagnetic radiation, plasma, electrons, ions and other particle sources i.e. HEIGHTS simulation package and state of the art experimental devices that include intense particle and laser beams with different characteristics.

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Center for New Crops and Plant Products

NewCROP
Jules Janick
janick@purdue.edu

The center maintains a database on world crops and breeding programs on apple and arugula. The database includes information on projects such as, Hoosier Botanicals, PRI Apple Disease Resistant Breeding program, History of Horticulture and plant images.

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Center for Nursing History, Ethics, and Human Rights

CNHEHR
Clara Richardson
richarcj@purdue.edu

The Center for Nursing History, Ethics, and Human Rights promotes leadership and advocacy by Purdue University nursing students and interdisciplinary students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community through learning, discovery, and engagement in historical, ethical, and human rights issues influencing health care in the twenty-first century.

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Center for Offshore and Energy Engineering

COFFEE
Rodrigo Salgado and Monica Prezzi
rodrigo@ecn.purdue.edu/mprezzi@ecn.purdue.edu

Mission of the center is to partner with the energy industry and government to solve the industry's most challenging engineering problems through interdisciplinary research with the highest level of rigor and help educate engineers involved in energy infrastructure development, operation and maintenance.

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Center for Paralysis Research

CPR
Richard Borgens
borgens@purdue.edu

The Center for Paralysis Research was founded to both develop and test promising methods of treatment for spinal cord injuries, stroke and head trauma. The center is dedicated to research new treatments and to intervene in acute injuries.

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Center for Particulate Processes and Products

CP3
James Litster
litster@purdue.edu

The center will be a world leading research center for the manufacture of particulate products including foods, consumer goods, specialty chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pharmacuetical and energetic materials.

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Center for PRedictive Materials and Devices

c-PRIMED
Gerhard Klimeck
gekco@purdue.edu

The mission of th ecenter is to develop unique software and computational modeling capabilities that will revolutionize the design of products, devices and systems.

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Center for Predictive Materials Modeling and Simulation

PMMS
Alejandro Strachan
strachan@purdue.edu

The PMMS mission is to develop predictive, experimentally validated, computational materials models and apply them to solve outstanding problems in science and engineering

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Center for Professional Selling

CPS
Christopher Kowal
ckowal@purdue.edu

Provide high quality instruction in the area of selling and sales management and to promote selling and sales management as a professional career through leadership, scholarship and involvement

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Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research

PROSTAR
Mitchell Springer
mlsring@purdue.edu

The mission of this center in fulfilling the College of Technology's role as a statewide institution and entity of a land grant university is to provide education and engage in applied research for business and industry. This center will provide degrees, certificates, courses, and workshops to professionals in industry at the local, state, regional, and national levels and coordinate industry-based applied research in the College of Technology. The courses would be delivered on campus, by distance, on site, or a combination. An administrative structure will be created to manage all professional education and facilitate applied research efforts in the College.

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Center for Regional Development

PCRD
Vic Lechtenberg
vll@purdue.edu

To support regional and multi-jurisdictional approaches to problem solving throughout Indiana via applied research and education and by convening and nurturing dialogue and action.

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Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion

CRDI
Dr. S. Laurel Weldon
weldons@purdue.edu

The Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion aims to support and highlight the excellent scholarly work on diversity and inclusion happening in the College of Liberal Arts and across the University. CRDI also fosters and facilitates more such innovative research, pushing into new areas looking at old questions in new ways.

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Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering adn Disaster Data Management

CREEDD
Santiago Pujol and Ann C. Catlin
spujol@purdue.edu and acc@purdue.edu

The mission for the center is devoted to the preparation and execution of quantitative post-disaster field reconnaissance and data collection. The curation, preservation adn dissemination of disaster data and the experimental adn theoretical research in the areas of geotechnical and structural engineering related to earthquake engineering.

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Center for Research on Young Peoples Health

CRYPH
Brian C Kelly
bckelly@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to support research on the social, psychological, and cultural influences of adolescent and young adult behavior in the areas of health, crime, and sexuality.

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Center for Road Safety

CRS
Andrew P. Tarko
tarko@purdue.edu

CRS conducts research studies of motor vehicle safety including problem identification, intervention analysis, program outcome assessment, and evaluation of emerging technologies for data collection and management. CRS has been awarded grants from the Federal Highway Administration, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and other public and private organizations.

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Center for Rural Development

CRD
Kevin T. McNamara
mcnamara@purdue.edu

Center for applied research on issues of importance to rural Indiana.

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Center for Sensing Science and Technology

CSST
Yeong E. Kim
yekim@physics.purdue.edu

The purpose of this center is for academic research, reference, and education in sensing science and technology focused on the identification of hazardous materials.

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Center for Structural Engineering and Emerging Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants

SEET-NPP
Amit Varma
avarma@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to leverage the large-scale testing facilities and expertise at Bowen Laboratory to provide a one-stop-shop for the experimental and analytical research needs of the nuclear power industry and Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Center for the Environment

C4E
Leigh Raymond
lraymond@purdue.edu

The Center's mission is to develop the intellectual and technological capabilities and the social awareness needed to enhance quality of life through enlightened environmental stewardship.

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Center for the Human-Animal Bond

CHAB
Alan M. Beck
abeck@purdue.edu

The center was established to study the human-animal relationship and to communicate its findings to scientists and public. It fosters interdisciplinary activities in Purdue University.

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Center for the Study of Lodging Operations

CSLO
Howard Adler
adlerh@purdue.edu

The Center For The Study Of Lodging Operations provides information relating to lodging operations in all venues, including hotels, timeshares, resorts, casinos, cruise ships, assisted living properties, and bed and breakfast operations. Our Focus: Provide quality research information related to the lodging field hotels, resorts, time-shares, casinos, cruise ships, assisted living properties, and bed and breakfast properties.

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Center for Thermal Engineering for Military Power Systems

TEMPS
Timothy Fisher
tsfisher@purdue.edu

The center objective is to accomplish the rigorous characterization and associated models of transient thermal/power behavior of critical compnents. The mission is to deliver validated models of varying levels of fidelity for component adn system engineering specific to military power systems

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Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management

CUIPM
Gary W. Bennett
gbennett@purdue.ed

Develops research, teaching and extension programs that focus on the protection of health, property and food supplies.

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Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

EVM
Kauline Cipriani Davis
cipriank@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to provide educational and assessment resources that will advance diversity adn inclusion in the veterinary profession.

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Center of Excellence for Laser Based Manufacturing

CLBM
Yung C. Shin
shin@ecn.purdue.edu

The mission of the Center is to become a focal point for developing critical or novel technologies in laser-based manufacturing and materials processing, and help private companies in the state of Indiana and surrounding regions to implement new laser applications by transferring developed technologies and pursuing commercialization.

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Center of Technology Development

CTD
Dr. Vahid Motevalli
motevalli@purdue.edu

The Center of Technology Development aims to use advance technology development through innovation in applied research and engineering and provide a close linkage between discovery and cost-effective product driven industry needs.

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Center on Aging and the Life Course

CALC
Kenneth F. Ferraro
ferraro@purdue.edu

CALC supports research and graduate education on aging and the life course, with emphasis on longitudinal methods and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Center on Religion and Chinese Society

CRCS
Fenggang Yang,
fyang@purdue.edu

The Center on Religion and Chinese Society is to advance the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies and among the Chinese diasporas. CRCS serves as a bridge between scholars at Purdue and scholars in other parts of the United States, between Chinese and American scholars across the Pacific, and between scholars and the public through media, symposia, lectures, and publications.

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Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB

cdmHUB
R. Byron Pipes
bpipes@purdue.edu

The cdmHUB will advance composite material certification by analysis and increase the number and use of simulation tools by an order of magnitude.

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Confucius Institute at Purdue University

ciP
Director: Dr. Wei Hong
hongwei@purdue.edu

Confucius Institute at Purdue University is to promote understanding of China by initiating and fostering Chinese language and cultural programs in the areas of business, global engineering, community outreach and K-12 education.

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Cooling Technologies Research Center

CTRC
Suresh V. Garimella
sureshg@purdue.edu

A National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center investigating compact, high-performance cooling technologies

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Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center

DTC
Corey K Gerber
gerberc@purdue.edu

The Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center is designed to provide a real world environment where agriculturists can sharpen their crop problem troubleshooting skills and evaluate new and alternative crop and pest management strategies.

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Cyber Center

CC
Elisa Bertino
ake@cs.purdue.edu

Cyberinfrastructure is a nationally important initiative that describes new opportunities to develop the underlying infrastructure necessary to support and accelerate the changing nature of discovery.

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Dane O. Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research

KCPPR
Rodolfo Pinal
rpinal@purdue.edu

Industry-University research collaboration focused on making an interdisciplinary, basic science approach, the foundation of graduate pharmaceutical education for the formulation and manufacture of pharmaceutical products

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Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises

DCMME
Shanthi Kumar
shanthilumar@purdue.edu

The center's mission is to promote and enhance manufacturing management(DCMME) and global supply chain management (GSCMI) via learning/education, discovery/research, and Industry/Firm engagement.

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Discovery Learning Research Center

DLC
Gabriela Weaver
gweaver@purdue.edu

Through externally funded research projects, innovative programs, and collaborative partnerships, the Discovery Learning Center addresses a fundamental global challenge: transformative research in learning, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and STEM-related disciplines.

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Distributed Data Curation Center

D2C2
D. Scott Brandt
techman@purdue.edu

To investigate and resolve curation issues of facilitating access to, preservation of, and archiving for data and data sets in complex and distributed environments.

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Energy Center

EC
Maureen McCann
mmccann@purdue.edu

Energy is a grand challenge for our society. Petroleum and natural gas supplies have peaked or soon will, and environmental and political issues challenge their use. Purdue's Energy Center is a multi-disciplinary academic community of over 150 researchers drawn from the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, Technology, and the School of Management. We are dedicated to developing a portfolio of clean, cost effective energy solutions for our society as we prepare for the eventual transition from fossil fuels to other energy sources.

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Envision Center for Data Perceptualization

RCAC
Jon Wright
jdwright@purdue.edu

Envision is an ITaP-funded interdisciplinary, high- performance scientific and information visualization facility to support research and teaching at Purdue University. This Center's resources and staff are available to faculty and staff who have a need for scientific and information visualization services and to collaborate on research proposals that have a perceptualization component. facility allows Purdue the opportunity to advance the scientific fields of visualization and perceptualization through research and development of computer graphics hardware and software.

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Equine Sports Medicine Center

ESMC
Laurent Couetil
couetill@purdue.edu

The goals of the ESMC are to pioneer leading-edge research in the area of equine sports medicine, to provide training to future equine veterinarians, to offer continuing education to Indiana veterinarians and horsemen, and to diagnose and treat causes of decreased performance in horses.

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Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center

FPEAC
Kevin Keener
kkeener@purdue.edu

The Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center is committed to developing and promoting innovative strategies that achieve better environmental results, reduce costs, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the Food Processing Industry. The goal of the Center is to become a primary provider of environmental information, resources, and training to assist small and medium sized food processors in achieving environmental compliance and stewardship.

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Gifted Education Resource Institute

GERI
Marcia Gentry
mgentry@purdue.edu

The mission of the Gifted Education Resource Institute (http://www.purdue.edu/geri) at Purdue University is to promote the holistic Development of talented P-16 students. To accomplish this mission, Institute associates *Conduct talent development research *Train professionals from all nations of the world to promote the development of individuals who have gifts and talents *Provide services to talented children and the families

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Global Policy Research Institute

GPRI
Dennis Depew, Interim
ddepew@purdue.edu

GPRI will enhance the visibility and impact of Purdue Universitys strenghts in policy-related and multidisciplinary research, education, service adn outreach to inform decision makers on global policy issues.

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Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center (ID#36)

HTIRC
Charles H. Michler
michler@purdue.edu

The center develops genetic, molecular, and tissue culture technologies and forest and nursery management guidelines for improvement of central hardwood forest productivity.

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Herrick Laboratories

HL
Patricia Davies
daviesp@ecn.purdue.edu

The Laboratories, established in 1958, is an institution dedicated to graduate education and engineering research with emphasis on technology transfer to industry. The three main research areas are: Thermal Systems, Noise and Vibration Control, and Electromechanical Systems.

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Indiana Center for Database Systems

ICDS
Christopher W. Clifton
clifton@cs.purdue.edu

ICDS takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving practical problems in a wide variety of database systems and their applications. Several large-scale, multi-year efforts bring research from ICDS and elsewhere to bear on real-world problems giving students training in database development techniques in a much greater depth than is possible in the classroom.

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Indiana University School of Medicine - Lafayette

IUSM-L
Gordon L. Coppoc
coppoc@purdue.edu

Provides first two years of medical education to IUSM medical students; Budget item listed is contract spent through Purdue. Purdue also receives tuition money for each student (Amt varies with number and residency status of students ~$270,000 not included below). External expenditures amount is from IUSM report of in preparation for 2008-2009 budget. Carry forward is not included.

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Indiana Water Resources Research Center

IWRRC
Ronald Turco
rturco@purdue.edu

The IWRRC mission is to coordinate the resources of Indiana's universities, state agencies, and industries to resolve problems associated with water resources management, use, and preservation of quality.

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Ingestive Behavior Research Center

IBRC
Rick Mattes
mattes@purdue.edu

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC) promotes the integrative, cross-disciplinary study of ingestion, emphasizing thorough analyses of feeding behavior in human and laboratory animal models. These analyses rely on rigorous assessments of the genetic, physiological, nutritional, neural, developmental and environmental determinants of feeding and feeding-related disorders.

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Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning

INSPIRE
Monica Cardella
cardella@purdue.edu

INSPIRE is a synergistic P-12 Engineering research and learning institute established to help educators investigate how students learn and to instill a desire in students to study engineering from elementary through high school. The goal is to increase the numbers and diversity of students majoring in engineering disciplines at the university level.

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International Center for Biometric Research

ICBR
Stephen Elliott
elliott@purdue.edu

The mission for the center is to provide new and innovative solutions for improving biometric sensor and algorithm performance. This will be accomplished by continuing development of the Human Biometric Sensor Interaction model in mobile frameworks, testing and evaluating biometric products for industry and government agencies, developing standards for the use of these technologies throughout the world, adn developing innovative performance metrics.

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International Food Technology Center

IFTC
Suzanne Nielsen and Bruce Hamaker
nielsens@purdue.edu

The mission of the Center is to become a global leader by increasing food availability and expand markets for local food crops by reducing raw commodity losses and developing high-value, market competitive processed products.

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James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship

JACDC
Dr. Phillip J. VanFossen
vanfoss@purdue.edu

The Center focus is on providing programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities.

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Joint Networked Centre on Nanomaterials for Energy

JNCNE
Monica Allain
mallain@purdue.edu

The Indo-US Joint Networked Centre focuses on the discovery and development of nanomaterials with application to energy technologies. The overarching objective is to provide new synergy between efforts in India and the US whereby partners with complementary expertise and interests will be addressing global energy challenges particularly to renewable and sustainable approaches.

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Joint Purdue - Tsinghua Center for Innovation

JPTCI
Sabine Brunswicker
sbrunswi@purdue.edu

The goal for the center is to build a sustainable, special relationship between Purdue University adn Tsinghua University on education, research and engagement in the general field of open innovation

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Joint Transportation Research Program

JTRP
Darcy M. Bullock
darcy@purdue.edu

The JTRP conducts research in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), focusing on making basic studies of material used in highways along with other major thrusts.

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Laboratory for Application of Remote Sensing

LARS
Melba Crawford
mcrawford@purdue.edu

A multidisciplinary research laboratory established in 1966 and internationally known for research efforts relating to remote sensing and geographic information systems. Brief history at: http://www.lars.purdue.edu/home/LARSHistory.html

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Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering

LORRE
Michael R. Ladisch
ladisch@purdue.edu

Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering that carries out multi-disciplinary research and fundamental discovery in bioenergy, bioprocessing, bionanotechnology, bioproducts, and biorecovery.

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Markey Center for Structural Biology

MCSB
Cynthia Stauffacher
cstauffa@purdue.edu

The structure group at Purdue is currently recognized as an outstanding international center for the study of viruses, enzymes and signaling proteins, membrane proteins, and nucleic acids by x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and computational biology.

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Mitsubishi Center for Thermal-Hydraulics

MCTH
Dr. Mamoru Ishii
ishii@purdue.edu

The Mitsubishi Center for Thermal-Hydraulics aims to provide the technical support to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)in acquiring necessary data, developing new or improved physical models, and performing numerical simulations for various thermal-hydraulic phenomena of importance to MHI.

National Nuclear Security Administration Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems

NNSA PRISM
Jayathi Murthy
jmurthy@purdue.edu

NNSA PRISM's mission is to accelerate substantially the development of MEMS technologies for civilian and defense applications as well as to significantly improve the understanding of long-term reliability of MEMS and survivability in harsh environments.

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NEXTRANS Center, USDOT Region V Regional UTC

NEXTRANS
Dr. Srinivas Peeta
peeta@purdue.edu

NEXTRANS is an interdisciplinary transportation center that seeks to foster a new generation of paradigms and a highly qualified workforce that can develop innovative and integrated solutions for mobility, safety, and infrastructure renewal with a special emphasis on intermodal freight transportation and logistics to address regional needs and economic opportunities. It is the U.S. Department of Transportation's Region V Regional University Transportation Center (UTC). In this capacity, it will enable the coordination of transportation research, education, and technology transfer programs with regional needs and initiatives.

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North Central Superpave Center

NCSC
Dr. Jan Olek
olek@ecn.purdue.edu

The NCSC performs research, communication, technology transfer, equipment/protocol evaluations and training related to hot mix asphalt. It is a partnership between state DOT's and the asphalt industry in nine states in the North Central region.

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NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology

NSF NCN
Gerhard Klimeck
gekco@purdue.edu

The Network for Computational Nanotechnology supports the National Nanotechnology Initiative by designing, constructing, deploying, and operating a national cyber-resource for nanotechnology theory, modeling, and simulation. Its mission is embodied in nanoHUB.org.

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Oncological Sciences Center

OSC
Marietta L. Harrison
harrisom@purdue.edu

Mission: to eliminate cancer as a cause of suffering and death by synergizing and applying the internationally recognized strengths of Purdue University in biological, chemical, engineering and human behavioral sciences to the cancer problem.

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Perception-based Engineering

PbE
George Chiu
gchiu@purdue.edu

This is an emerging field, which combines knowledge of human perception and response with physical models and objective measurements to allow the next level of design for quality.

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Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence

PLM CoE
Nate Hartman
nhartman@purdue.edu

The Center promotes the advancement of PLM science and education through discovery, learning, and engagement.

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Production, Robotics, and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management

PRISM
Shimon Y. Nof
nof@purdue.edu

The PRISM Center's general purpose is the investigation, development, and experimentation of how to apply computer intelligence and decision technologies to most effectively improve the performance and quality of industrial systems. Current focus: Collaborative e-Work, e-Service, Collaborative Control Theory. PGRN (Purdue Global Research Network) integrates affiliated labs worldwide.

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Purdue Biosecurity Center

PBC
Sandra F. Amass
amasss@purdue.edu

The National Biosecurity Resource Center is dedicated to providing educational and resource opportunities for the protection and sustainment of the health and wellbeing of our companion animals, livestock, and food supply.

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Purdue Center for Drug Discovery

PCDD
Philip Low
plow@purdue.edu

The Center for Drug Discovery focuses on improving the quality of life for people around the world by engaging in the discovery of new drugs across disciplines and institutions, translating basic research into clinical applications, educating the next generation of researchers in drug discovery and commercializing innovations for the marketplace.

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Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research

PCMC
Kevin Trumble
driscol@ecn.purdue.edu

PCMC conducts interdisciplinary research and education programs to advance commercial metal casting practice and develop new commercial solidification processes. The Center couples a broad spectrum of experimental capabilities with advanced computational modeling of microstructure development during solidification. Strong emphasis is placed on the education of students and industry partners.

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Purdue Center for Science of Information

PCSoI
Wojciech Szpankowski
szpan@purdue.edu

Information is the basic commodity of our era. We propose a new interdisciplinary Purdue Institute for the Science of Information to advance a comprehensive science of information, offering a wealth of societal benefits in diverse engineering, scientific, and social applications. We integrate research and teaching activities that investigate information from all angles: from the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of information to the science and engineering of novel substrates, biological networks, chemistry, communication networks, economics, physics, and complex social systems.

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Purdue Center for Serious Games and Learning in Virtual Environments

SGC
William Watson
brwatson@purdue.edu

To provide support for implementing, designing and developing serious games and virtual environments for learning; to encourage collaboration across Purdue and with K-12 schools; and, to establish a foundation for securing funding and conducting research at Purdue on the use of serious games and virtual learning environments in education.

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Purdue Center for Systems Integrity

PCSI
Doug Adams
deadams@purdue.edu

The Center for Systems Integrity develops and transitions the capability to design, monitor, and improve the "health" of engineered systems for the defense and commercial sectors in all stages of the life cycle and at all scales of the system structure. Research in micro-sensors, system health monitoring, and system of systems modeling and simulation is being conducted.

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Purdue Center for Topological Materials

PCTM
Michael Manfra
mmanfra@purdue.edu

The center will focus on emergent phenomena brought about by unusal topology in condensed matter systems. The mission is to forster internal collaboration focused on elucidating the role of topology in condensed matter systems, to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of th elatest developments in condensed matter physics and provide a crucial link to the larger research community outside of Purdue, and to leverage existing strengths at Purdue to compete nationally for large-scale funding opportunities

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Purdue Climate Change Research Center

PCCRC
Otto Doering
doering@purdue.edu

The PCCRC is a faculty-led, university-based research center on the campus of Purdue University. The Center serves to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change through fundamental research and effective education and outreach.

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Purdue Digital Enterprise Center

DEC
Nathan Hartman
nhartman@purdue.edu

DEC is focused on Product Lifecycle Management and Product Realization through applied research and engagement.

Purdue e-Business Research Center

PERC
Alok Chaturvedi
alok@purdue.edu

To accelerate the creation, validation and implementation of knowledge and tools for e-Business through the use of a Synthetic Environments for Analysis and Simulation (SEAS).

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Purdue Economics Research Center

PERC
John Umbeck
umbeck@purdue.edu

The mission is to support and encourage basic empirical research in economics at Purdue directed toward policy problems

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Purdue Electron Microscopy Consortium

PEMC
Eric Stach
eastach@purdue.edu

Electron microscopy is concentrated primarily in four clusters on the West Lafayette campus, and the Consortium coordinates planning, purchasing, training and maintenance activities among them. These facilities support of order 75 faculty and 200 graduate students across multiple Colleges and Schools. The coordination leads to increase opportunities for attracting external support and maximized quality research output.

Purdue Homeland Security Institute

PHSI
Eric Dietz
jedietz@purdue.edu

Aggressively grow interdisciplinary research to develop future leaders and inform policy that will enhance Homeland Defense and Security.

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Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability

PICES
Olin E. Rhodes Jr
rhodeso@purdue.edu

The PICES mission is to be the premier center of excellence dealing with issues of ecological sustainability in human-dominated landscapes by integrating the processes of discovery, learning and engagement across disciplinary boundaries. The primary research focus of PICES is on the conservation, management, and sustainability of natural resources in human-dominated landscapes.

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Purdue Retail Institute

PRI
Sugato Chakravarty
sugato@purdue.edu

Established in 1983, the Purdue Retail Institute (PRI) serves as the bridge between external organizations seeking retail-related educational and research resources and Purdue University 's outstanding retail management program.

Purdue Robotics Accelerator

PRA
Richard Voyles
rvoyles@purdue.edu

The mission of this center is to leverage the existing strengths of the many colleges within Purdue that foster robotics expertise to achieve greater international acclaim, greater scholarly success, greater student achievement, and greater commercial impact in the areas of co-robots (robots that work symbiotically with humans), for healthcare, manufacturing and agriculture.

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Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center

PTHRC
Liping A. Cai
liping@purdue.edu

The center serves communities, tourism organizations, and businesses with practical and up-to-date expertise and skills. It also assists in advancing the discipline of tourism and hospitality through basic and applied research dealing with issues at both local and global levels.

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Purdue University Campus-wide Mass Spectrometry Center

CWMSC
Karl V. Wood
kvw@purdue.edu

The Center provides research groups with access to mass spectrometric analytical capabilities located throughout campus as well as the corresponding problem-solving expertise needed to use them.

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Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

PUCCR
Timothy L. Ratliff
tlratliff@purdue.edu

The center is committed to helping cancer patients by identifying new molecular targets and designing new agents and drugs for effectively detecting and treating cancer. We are committed to the elimination of cancer as a cause of suffering and death.

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Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories

PUCL
J. Paul Robinson
jpr@cyto.purdue.edu

The Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories (PUCL) is a state-of-the-art laboratory focused on advanced Cytomics including biological imaging, bioengineering & biotechnology.

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Purdue Visualizations and Analytics Center

PURVAC
David S. Ebert
ebertd@purdue.edu

PURVAC performs fundamental and applied research in visual representations of complex, time-varying, heterogeneous data to enable visual analysis, decision making, and rapid action, addressing key research needs for homeland security, emergency management and response, healthcare management and monitoring, mobile analytics, and scientific discovery.

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Purdue-UAB Botanical Research Center for Age-Related Diseases

BRC
Connie M. Weaver
weavercm@purdue.edu

The center promotes interdisciplinary botanicals research for prevention of age-related diseases,provides infrastructure and catalysts, communicates findings to public, medical community, and provides trainings about this research.

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Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

RCHE
Steve Witz
witz@purdue.edu

The Center focuses on applying the principles of engineering, management and science to improve healthcare delivery.

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Research Center for Open Digital Innovation

RCODI
Sabine Brunswicker
sbrunswi@purdue.edu

The center will investigate and answer fundamental questions realted to the principles, practices, policies adn infrastructures that determine the social adn technical dimensions of this complex innovation system. The research will establish both empirical evidence and theoretical explanations that will both illuminate and shape Open Digital Innovation.

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Rolls-Royce University Technology Center in High Mach Propulsion

RRUTC
Stephen Heister
heister@purdue.edu

The center works on technologies pertinent to gas turbine propulsion systems required for high-speed flight. Fuel thermal management, fuel/air heat exchangers, endothermic fuels, and supercritical fuel injection are current areas of emphasis.

State Utility Forecasting Group

SUFG
Douglas J. Gotham
gotham@purdue.edu

SUFG forecasts electricity consumption, prices, and new resource needs for Indiana in addition to examining the impacts of various issues on the electricity industry. It also produces an annual study of renewable resources for the Indiana General Assembly and performs analyses involving Indiana's various energy industries, including electricity, natural gas, and coal.

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Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

SBBCLE
Beverly Davenport Sypher
bdsypher@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to develop leadership capacity, especially in women, through research, education and collaborations that help advance inclusion and broaden representation in academic administration

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Technology Resources Center

TRC
Robert Evans
bob@purdue.edu

The TRC serves as a focal point for students and faculty in the Purdue University Teacher Education Program, facilitating the development of future-looking educational materials and approaches. The center serves as a library for book and equipment checkout, as well as IT instructional facility for pre-service teachers. The center is a designated Indiana State Textbook Adoption site.

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Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Center

TELL
Atsushi Fukada
afukada@purdue.edu

The Center is committed to research in problems in language learning and development of technology-based solutions to the problems. It is also committed to disseminating and sharing research results and developed products through a variety of channels for the betterment of the field of foreign language education.

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Tsinghua University - Purdue University Joint Research Center for Earthquake Engineering

TPJRCEE
Michael Kreger
kreger@purdue.edu

The mission of the center is to facilitate collaboration between researchers and educators on earthquake engineering in the form of joint research, faculty and student exchange and education activities.

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Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research

WCCR
Bruce R. Hamaker
hamakerb@purdue.edu

In partnership with industrial sponsors, the Center searches for understandings of structure-function relationships of starched hydrocolloids, and low-molecular-weight carbohydrates through application of leading-edge technology.

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Women's Global Health Institute

WGHI
Dr. Connie Weaver
weavercm@purdue.edu

This institute will help improve the health of women globally through research and training.

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