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Office of the Vice President for Research Centers/Institutes

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Research centers and institutes at Purdue are developed to fill a particular need.
n 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.
n Large project centers or institutes, generally funded by an outside agency, are organized around a specific objective and have a natural lifespan.
n The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research has been a National Cancer Institute-designated basic-research cancer center since 1978.  Their work focuses on cellular-level
  investigation of the causes of, and cures for, cancer.
n Other centers or institutes vary in size and are formed from faculty initiatives; they are frequently funded by the associated units.
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.
n A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition
n ADVANCE – Purdue Center for Faculty Success
n Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research – Center of Research Excellence
n Agricultural Genomics Center (aka Purdue Genomics Core Facility)
n Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability
n Bindley Bioscience Center
n Birck Nanotechnology Center
n Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
n Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels
n Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM
n Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development
n Center for Assistive Technologies
n Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education
n Center for Catalyst Design
n Center for Coal Technology Research
n Center for Community and Environment Design
n Center for Computational Homeland Security
n Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels
n Center for Education & Research in Information Assurance and Security
n Center for Electronic Defense Systems
n Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems
n Center for Excellence in Consumer Leadership
n Center for Families at Purdue University
n Center for Food Animal Well-Being
n Center for Food Safety Engineering
n Center for Global Research and Intervention in Infectious Disease
n Center for Global Soundscapes at Purdue
n Center for Global Trade Analysis
n Center for Global Urban Sustainability: Ensuring Sustainable Health among Underserved
n Center for Health Outcomes Research and Policy
n Center for Impact Science and Engineering
n Center for Implantable Devices
n Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing
n Center for Integrated Systems In Aerospace
n Center for International Business Education and Research
n Center for Laser Micro Fabrication
n Center for Literacy Education and Research
n Center for Materials Processing Research
n Center for Materials Processing and Tribology
n Center for Materials Under Extreme Environments
n Center for New Crops and Plant Products
n Center for Nursing History, Ethics, and Human Rights
n Center for Offshore and Energy Engineering
n Center for Paralysis Research
n Center for Particulate Processes and Products
n Center for Predictive Materials Modeling and Simulation
n Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research
n Center for Regional Development
n Center for Research in Energy Systems and Policy
n Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion
n Center for Road Safety
n Center for Rural Development
n Center for Sensing Science and Technology
n Center for Structural Engineering & Emerging Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants
n Center for Thermal Engineering for Military Power Systems
n Center for the Environment
n Center for the Human-Animal Bond
n Center for the Study of Lodging Operations
n Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management
n Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
n Center of Excellence for Laser Based Manufacturing
n Center of Technology Development
n Center on Aging and the Life Course
n Center on Religion and Chinese Society
n Center on Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments
n Confucius Institute at Purdue University
n Cooling Technologies Research Center
n Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center
n Cyber Center/Computing Research Institute
n Dane O. Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research
n Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises
n Discovery Learning Research Center
n Distributed Data Curation Center
n Energy Center
n Envision Center for Data Perceptualization
n Equine Sports Medicine Center
n Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center
n Gifted Education Resource Institute
n Global Policy Research Institute
n Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center
n Herrick Laboratories
n India-US Joint Networked Centre on Nanomaterials for Energy
n Indiana Center for Database Systems
n Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
n Indiana University School of Medicine - Lafayette
n Indiana Water Resources Research Center
n Ingestive Behavior Research Center
n Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning
n Institute for Science of Information
n International Center for Biometric Research
n International Food Technology Center
n James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship
n Joint Transportation Research Program
n Laboratory for Application of Remote Sensing
n Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering
n Markey Center for Structural Biology
n Mitsubishi Center for Thermal-Hydraulics
n National Nuclear Security Administration Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems
n NEXTRANS Center, USDOT Region V Regional UTC
n Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
n North Central Superpave Center
n NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology
n NSF The Science of Information Center
n Oncological Sciences Center
n Perception-based Engineering
n Purdue Center for Drug Discovery
n Purdue Center for Professional Selling
n Purdue Institute for Defense Innovation
n Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence
n Production, Robotics, and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management Center
n Purdue BioSecurity Center
n Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research
n Purdue Center for Serious Games and Learning in Virtual Environments
n Purdue Center for Systems Integrity
n Purdue Center for Topological Materials
n Purdue Climate Change Research Center
n Purdue Digital Enterprise Center
n Purdue e-Business Research Center
n Purdue Electron Microscopy Consortium
n Purdue Homeland Security Institute
n Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability
n Purdue Retail Institute
n Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center
n Purdue University Campus-wide Mass Spectrometry Center
n Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
n Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories
n Purdue-UAB Botanical Research Center for Age-Related Diseases
n Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
n Rolls-Royce University Technology Center in High Mach Propulsion
n State Utility Forecasting Group
n Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
n Technology Resources Center
n Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Center
n Tsinghua University-Purdue University Joint Research Center for Earthquake Engineering
n Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research
n Women’s Global Health Institute



 Source: Office of the Vice President for Research