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

Advanced process control
Automation Electrical issues
Mechanical issues
Processing issues

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



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

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

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


Craig Zehrung
Craig Zehrung, Ph.D.
Senior Manager - Technical Assistance Program

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