Energetic Materials

The Purdue Energetics Research Center (PERC) is the foremost university-based research center
in the world specifically focused on the basic and applied research challenges associated with
explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics.

Jeff RhoadsDirector of Herrick Labs and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Steven Son, Alfred J. McAllister Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Steve BeaudoinProfessor of Chemical Engineering and Director, Purdue Energetics Research Center