The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) has instruments, expertise, and protocols for addressing a range of research topics in bioprocess engineering, bionanotechnology, bioseparations, biorecovery, bioenergy, and food safety. In addition, the Laboratory has campus access to a range of instrumentation facilities through cooperative research projects or via shared facilities. LORRE's cooperation with Purdue's Discovery Park facilitates access to equipment which satisfies the analytical and imaging requirements of the research, as well as BL-2 areas for dealing with food pathogens, imaging facilities for monitoring and validating binding of labeled markers with microbial targets. These facilities and the laboratory environment of LORRE enable multidisciplinary research to be carried out in the context of graduate and undergraduate student education. The Laboratory is able to quickly start-up new projects, and address industrial research and development needs, as well as carry out fundamental mechanistic studies of biological systems.
Our facilities include equipment for the following areas: