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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.

Business Management
Budgeting guidance
Digital marketing/website
Engineering economics
Expansion/retraction decision factors
Forecasting guidance
Profitability considerations
Strategic planning

Advanced process control
Electrical issues
Mechanical issues
Processing issues

Materials & Chemistry
Composite properties
Corrosion analysis
Heat treating
Material characterization & selection
Polymer & monomer properties
Product evaluation & testing
Product failure analysis
Properties analysis
Solder & weld recommendations



Product Validation & Applied Engineering
Circuit and electronic design
Design input and review
Finite element analysis
Fluid dynamics
Heat and power issues
Human factors
Product evaluation and testing
Rapid prototyping
Reverse engineering
Sensor use & application

Productivity & Process Optimization
Distribution & logistics
Plant layout
Statistical analyses
Warehouse management

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

Participating Purdue University Schools
School of Engineering Technology -
Engage with a multi-disciplinary team of undergraduates majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial, and Computer Engineering Technology programs. By providing students with real-world solvable problems, you will help them to engage in their educational process and put their knowledge into action, while receiving expert assistance to aid your company. Ideal projects are those which allow students to build a tangible prototype or proof of concept product over the course of the academic year.

School of Industrial Engineering - Industrial Engineering (IE) students take Giant Leaps in their education by taking part in the Purdue Industrial Engineering Capstone Program. IE students will apply engineering tools and concepts to your projects in order to develop solutions, giving them real world industry experience while giving your company the benefits of completing a project that can help take your business to the next level over the course of an academic semester.


John Drach
John Drach
Technical Assistance Program, Manager

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