Faculty Projects

In order to advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond, up to 40 hours a year of assistance is available from Purdue to businesses throughout the state of Indiana.  This assistance is to address an acute need with a discrete solution.  The need may be to determine what to fix, how to fix it, where to start, or where to go.  The solution may take the form of guidance, analysis, or validation.  What follows is a sampling of areas in which Purdue faculty and staff may provide assistance.

Applied Engineering
Acoustics
Aerodynamics
Fluid dynamics
Heat and power issues
Human factors
Thermodynamics
Wireless systems

Business Management 
Activity-based costing guidance
Budgeting guidance 
Engineering economics
Expansion/retraction decision factors
Forecasting guidance 
Profitability considerations
Strategic Planning 
Venture capital investments

Information Technology
Broadband infrastructure planning
Database assessments
Impact analysis
Networking assessments
Security assessments
Software evaluation and recommendations
Vulnerability assessment
Web criteria development
Web design handoff
Web developer evaluation criteria
Web site usability 
Webpage content management systems
Webpage layout and workflow

Manufacturing
Advanced process control
Automation
Electrical issues
Issue identification
Mechanical issues 
Processing issues

 

Materials & Chemistry
Composite properties
Corrosion analysis
Counterfeit identification
Environmental safety
Heat treating
Material characterization & selection
Polymer & monomer properties
Product evaluation and testing
Product failure analysis
Properties analysis
Solder & weld recommendation
VOC issues 

Product Design and Development
Circuit and electronic design
Design input and review
Finite element analysis
Fluid dynamics
Problem solving
Product evaluation and testing
Rapid prototyping
Reverse engineering 
Sensor use & application

Productivity & Process Optimization
Data mining
Distribution & logistics
Plant layout
Scheduling
Sourcing & make/buy decisions
Statistical analyses
Warehouse management

Quality Assurance
Data analysis for processes and products
Data trending
Experiment design
Quality control techniques application
Quality systems improvement opportunities
Sampling and sample size calculations
Survey design and analysis 

Contact

James Stratton
James Stratton
PhD.
Manager Technical Assistance Program
765-494-9135
217-232-2127
stratton@purdue.edu

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