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Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue's research capabilities and talent. As you explore our world-changing research, you'll quickly see why Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation.

Centers and Institutes and Research Cores all seek to support and enhance the research and partnership enterprise at Purdue University.

Centers and Institutes are valued and encouraged at Purdue. They create a venue for faculty to come together to pursue common goals. Additional opportunities for joint projects and funding are created as investigators interact. Currently, there are more than 100 University approved centers and institutes at Purdue. Each center was developed to fill a particular need.

  • Discovery Park centers provide infrastructure and project support to the entire University, encouraging multidisciplinary groups to coalesce and respond to grand challenges and opportunities.
  • Externally funded project Centers or Institutes are typically organized around a specific objective. They may have a natural lifespan tied to the project period, but may also transition to sustainable, ongoing activities after the project ends.
  • Grassroots Centers or Institutes vary in size and arise from faculty initiatives; they are frequently nurtured and supported by academic departments.

Research Cores provide access to instrumentation, equipment and facilities (including databases), software, or professional expertise in the design and conduct of specialized measurements, analysis and interpretation of data, and research collaboration. To be considered a university-level research core, research resources should be broadly available to investigators and research teams across the University and should have a business plan or model (academic unit/center backed, recharge, project-by-project funding, etc.). Many Cores are available to and encourage requests for assistance from external users.


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iLab Cores at Purdue University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
3D X-ray Microscope Laboratory Laura Pyrak-Nolte
ABE Vehicle Fleet Recharge Kathy Best 494-1170
Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility Chris Hoagland
Ag Data Services Jarrod Doucette
Agronomy Vehicle Pool Core Cheryl E Long 765-494-1111
Animal Behavior Core Dr. Wendy Koss (765)496-6813
BRK Bio Core Guy Telesnicki 765-494-6954
BRK Characterization Core Nithin Raghunathan 6-7326
BRK Etch Core Francis Manfred 7654943480
BRK Evaporation Sputtering Core Dave Lubelski 765-494-9102
BRK Furnace Core Ron Reger 765-496-6667
BRK Growth Core Joonhyeong Park
BRK Lithography Core Bill Rowe (765)-427-3587
BRK Metrology Core Jerry Shepard 7654943480
BRK Packaging and Assembly Core Tim Miller 765-494-3461
BRK Roll to Roll Technology Core Guy Telesnicki 765-494-6954
BRK Service Core Hugh Gardner
BRK Utility Core
Beck Center Lauren Lee Johnson 765-496-7899
Bindley Bioscience Genomics Core Facility Phillip SanMiguel 765-49-66328
Bindley Metabolite Profiling Facility (MPF) Amber Jannasch (765) 496-7028
Biochem Instrument Facility For software issues or other computer probles please contact: 765-494-1297
Biochemistry Proteomics Facility W. Andy Tao 765-494-9605
Bioinformatics Core Jyothi Thimmapuram 765-496-6252
Biological Evaluation Shared Resource Bennet D Elzey (765)496-0212
C3B- Collaborative Core for Cancer Bioinformatics (Cancer Center Members ONLY) Nadia Atallah Lanman
CATME Recharge Core Dan Ferguson 419 302 8210
CERIS Michael Hill 765-494-9854
CRC/Bionutrition Center (Foods & Nutrition) Amy Wright, BS, RD 765-494-8792
Center for Professional Selling Dr. Anita K. Dale 765.494.7860
Chemical Genomics Facility Lan Chen 765-496-6668
Civil Engineering Civil Field Vehicle Yvette Rosas 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering Civil Tarco Field Vehicle Yvette Rosas 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering JTRP Vehicle Recharge Yvette Rosas 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering Pankow Lab Recharge Robert Hershberger 765-494-5220
Cryo Electron Microscopy Facility Thomas Klose 1-765-494-1487
Digital Imaging Bol, Allen 765-496-3386
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science EAPS Vehicle Recharge Jennifer Anderson
Engineering MRI Facility Gregory Tamer, Jr. 765-588-7134
Entomology Shared Resource Facility Tammy Luck 765-494-8761
Evaluation & Learning Research Center (ELRC) Wilella Burgess 494-0668
Flight Operations Christy Haddock
Flow Cytometry and Cell Separation Core Facility Jill Hutchcroft 765-586-1130
Gas Cylinder Rental Charges Core Diane Schrader
Gene Editing Facility Wen-Hung Wang
Herrick Labs: Mechanical Engineering
Histology Research Laboratory - Center for Comparative Translational Research Histology Laboratory 765-494-7548
INOK Recharge Brin Reed
Interdepartmental NMR Facility (PINMRF) John Harwood 1-765-494-5287
International Scholar Services Core Amanda Thompson x45770
Key Fee Recharge Center Tim VanMeter 765 496-3480
Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning Matthew Lawrence 765-496-8000
Life Science MRI Ulrike Dydak 765-494-0550
MEPEP Core Raluca Ostafe 765-496-4012
Macromolecular Crystallography X-Ray Diffraction Lab Tim Schmidt 765-496-3131
Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories Jeff Jaworek
North Central Superpave Center Dr. Ayesha Shah 765-496-0777
PRIME Recharge George Jackson
Particle, Powder and Compact Characterization Lab Michelle Sarault 765-494-5712
Pharmacy Live Cell Imaging Facility (PLCIF) Elijah Bass
Physics Helium Core Keith Schmitter 765-494-5533
Plant Growth Chamber Center Nathan A Deppe 49-47265
Pre-Clinical Laboratory - Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR) Robyn McCain 765-496-2495
Precision Machining Randall Replogle (765) 494-5305
Purdue Composite Manufacturing and Simulation Center CSMC 765-496-0562
Purdue Electron Microscopy Facility Christopher J Gilpin (765)494-7750
Purdue Imaging Facility (PIF) Xiaoguang (Shawn) Zhu 765-496-3148
Purdue Proteomics Facility (PPF) Uma Aryal 765-494-4960
Regenstrief Healthcare Analytics Core Maralee Hayworth 765-496-6645
Research Instrumentation Center Hartmut Hedderich (765) 494-6543
School of Materials Preparation and Characterization Recharge Center Sam Schmidt 765-494-9718
Scientific Glass Blowing Lab Jordan Smith (765) 494-5304
Small Animal MRI Facility Gregory G Tamer, Jr. 765-588-7134
Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory (SMC) Dr. Jeff Youngblood
Structure Based Drug Design Core Andrew Mesecar, PhD 765-494-1924
TAP Core George Bailey
The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center Jason Adams 765-494-2007
Transgenic and Genome Editing Facility Judy Hallett 7654963352
Translational Pharmacology (PTP) Core Robyn McCain (620) 326-1746
Transportation Services Transportation 49-42114
UAS Research and Test Facility (PURT) James Goppert PhD (765) 237-7747
Wright Forestry Center Telaina Minnicus 765-494-3590
X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory Matthias Zeller 765-494-4572