Robotics @ Purdue

A number of faculty and students in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University are engaged in traditional Robotics and Robotics-inspired Research.  The Robotics group‘s research activities comprise all aspects of robotics including development of component technologies (e.g., sensors, actuators, structures, and communication), novel robotic platforms, design, controls, intelligence, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and autonomy for robotic systems.

NEMS/MEMS @ Purdue

Micro and Nanotechnology is a dynamic and expanding research area in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. The research activities are built upon traditional mechanical engineering disciplines, but extended into the nanoscale science and technology with the use of modern experimental and computational tools. Current research activities include nanoscale heat transfer, fluidics, manufacturing, optics, nano- and mciro-scale electro-mechanical devices (NEMS and MEMS), with most of the research is conducted at the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

MSRAL + Purdue Engineering Initiatives

To attain the Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale, Purdue Engineering will further strengthen selected areas that are critical for an engineering college in the next decades, using a nimble and collaborative structure to achieve “1+1=3.” Purdue Engineering Initiatives (PEI) is a set of experiments that grew out of the Engineering Faculty Conversations. Each PEI is a virtual organizational structure to incubate programs in research, learning, and engagement.  The MSRAL is participates in both the Initiative in Autonomous and Connected Systems and the Initiative in Engineering-Medicine.

The Initiative in Autonomous and Connected Systems (ACS) is an initiative to create a community of scholars to advance the science and engineering of autonomy, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT).

The Initiative in Engineering-Medicine is a unique partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine and the Purdue University College of Engineering leverages the strengths of two premier research institutions to lead inter-disciplinary educational programs and translate laboratory discoveries into life-saving medical products.