• Founded in 2007
  • Initial funding provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Administratively reports to the Vice President for Research and works with the Executive Director of Discovery Park
  • First three centers initiated in 2008 – two more initiated in 2009
  • Renewed in Fall, 2009 for 2010-2012
  • Approximately $20 million in research projects awarded.

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R. Byron Pipes, NAE, IVA
John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Director of Defense Programs
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
(765) 494-5767

Ronald J. Steuterman
Managing Director
Institute for Defense Innovation
Purdue University
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-4437
Fax: 765-496-7609