Mission / Vision


The Purdue Institute for Defense Innovation (IDI) will develop large and sustained programs of research and development funded by federal and state agencies charged with the defense of American citizens. 


The primary customers of the IDI programs and products will be the United States Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The Institute will be made up of multiple centers of excellence with expertise that meet specific defense needs.


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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