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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 ljpn@purdue.edu
3iD Recharge Bob McCullouch bgm@purdue.edu 66584
ABE Vehicle Fleet Recharge Kathy Best kjbest@purdue.edu 494-1170
Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility Chris Hoagland choaglan@purdue.edu
Ag Data Services Aaron Walz awalz@purdue.edu
Agriculture and Biological Engineering Energy Audit Recharge Chad Martin martin95@purdue.edu 765-496-3964
Agronomy Variety Testing Philip DeVillez pld@purdue.edu 765-583-1406
Agronomy Vehicle Pool Core Cheryl E Long celong@purdue.edu 765-494-1111
Analytical Mass Spectrometry Facility Ryan T. Hilger rhilger1@purdue.edu 765-494-5234
Animal Behavior Core Dr. Wendy Koss wkoss@purdue.edu (765)496-6813
Animal Holding Recharge Richard Sieber asieber@purdue.edu (765)496-1402
BRK Bio Core Guy Telesnicki gtelesnicki@purdue.edu 765-494-6954
BRK Characterization Core Nithin Raghunathan nithin@purdue.edu 6-7326
BRK Etch Core Francis Manfred fmanfred@purdue.edu 7654943480
BRK Evaporation Sputtering Core Dave Lubelski Lubelski@purdue.edu 765-494-9102
BRK Furnace Core Ron Reger rreger@purdue.edu 765-496-6667
BRK Growth Core Joonhyeong Park park218@purdue.edu
BRK Lithography Core Bill Rowe wrowe@purdue.edu (765)-496-8389
BRK Metrology Core Jerry Shepard jshepar@purdue.edu 7654943480
BRK Packaging and Assembly Core Tim Miller miller@purdue.edu 765-494-3461
BRK Roll to Roll Technology Core Guy Telesnicki gtelesnicki@purdue.edu 765-494-6954
BRK Utility Core Jerry Shepard jshepar@purdue.edu 765-494-3480
Beck Center Lauren Lee Johnson lee45@purdue.edu 765-496-7899
Bindley Biophysical Analysis Laboratory (BAL) Jia Ma ma420@purdue.edu 765-496-6533
Bindley Metabolite Profiling Facility (MPF) Amber Jannasch hopfas@purdue.edu (765) 496-7028
Biochem Instrument Facility For software issues or other computer probles please contact: jlevell@purdue.edu 765-494-1646
Biochemistry Tao Mass Spectrometry Facility W. Andy Tao taow@purdue.edu 765-494-9605
Bioinformatics Core Jyothi Thimmapuram jyothit@purdue.edu 765-496-6252
Biological Evaluation Shared Resource Bennet D Elzey belzey@purdue.edu (765)496-0212
C3B- Collaborative Core for Cancer Bioinformatics (Cancer Center Members ONLY) Nadia Atallah Lanman natallah@purdue.edu
CATME Recharge Core Dan Ferguson dfergus@purdue.edu 419 302 8210
CERIS Eileen Luke lukee@purdue.edu 765-494-6613
Center for Professional Selling Dr. Anita K. Dale dale11@purdue.edu 765.494.7860
Chemical Genomics Facility Lan Chen lanchen@purdue.edu 765-496-6668
Civil Engineering Civil Field Vehicle Yvette Rosas yrosas@purdue.edu 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering Civil Tarco Field Vehicle Yvette Rosas yrosas@purdue.edu 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering JTRP Vehicle Recharge Yvette Rosas yrosas@purdue.edu 765-494-4071
Civil Engineering Pankow Lab Recharge Robert Hershberger rhershb@purdue.edu 765-494-5220
Computational and Medicinal Chemistry Core Facility Antonella Pepe Ph.D. apepe@purdue.edu
Cryo Electron Microscopy Facility Thomas Klose tklose@purdue.edu 1-765-494-1487
Digital Imaging Bol, Allen rbol@purdue.edu 765-496-3386
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science EAPS Vehicle Recharge Jennifer Anderson eapsbo@purdue.edu
Engineering MRI Facility Gregory Tamer, Jr. gtamer@purdue.edu 765-588-7134
Evaluation & Learning Research Center (ELRC) Wilella Burgess wburgess@purdue.edu 494-0668
Fatty Acid Analysis Core Sam Guffey guffey0@purdue.edu 765-496-6266
Flight Operations Melissa Walters mmwalters@purdue.edu
Flow Cytometry and Cell Separation Core Facility Jill Hutchcroft hutchcroft@purdue.edu 765-586-1130
Gas Cylinder Rental Charges Core Jayme Baker baker555@purdue.edu 765-494-7278
Gene Editing Facility Wen-Hung Wang wwang@purdue.edu
Histology Research Laboratory - Center for Comparative Translational Research Histology Laboratory histology@purdue.edu 765-494-7548
INOK Recharge Sara Gretencord sgreten@purdue.edu
Interdepartmental NMR Facility (PINMRF) John Harwood jharwood@purdue.edu 1-765-494-5287
International Scholar Services Core Amanda Thompson thomp557@purdue.edu x45770
Key Fee Recharge Center Tim VanMeter tcvanmet@purdue.edu 765 496-3480
Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning Matthew Lawrence kwillin@purdue.edu 765-496-8000
Life Science Fluorescence Imaging Facility - Lily Dr. Don Ready dready@purdue.edu (765) 494-4975
Life Science MRI Ulrike Dydak udydak@purdue.edu 765-494-0550
Lyles-Porter Rachel Clark rachelclark@purdue.edu 765-496-2711
MEPEP Core Raluca Ostafe rostafe@purdue.edu 765-496-4012
Macromolecular Crystallography X-Ray Diffraction Lab Tim Schmidt tschmidt@purdue.edu 765-496-3131
Neuroscience Cell Engineering Wen-Hung Wang wwang@purdue.edu 765-494-1448
North Central Superpave Center Dr. Ayesha Shah bano@purdue.edu 765-463-2317 x227
P3MC (Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Center) Matt Ferrell ferrellm@purdue.edu 812-348-2045
PRIME Recharge George Jackson jacksogs@purdue.edu
Particle, Powder and Compact Characterization Lab Michelle Sarault msarault@purdue.edu 765-494-5712
Pharmacy Live Cell Imaging Facility (PLCIF) Kyle Harvey kharvey@purdue.edu
Physics Helium Core Keith Schmitter schmittk@purdue.edu 765-494-5533
Plant Growth Chamber Center Nathan A Deppe ndeppe@purdue.edu 49-47265
Pre-Clinical Research Laboratory - Center for Comparative Translational Research Robyn McCain PreClinical@purdue.edu 765-496-2495
Precision Machining Randall Replogle replogle@purdue.edu (765) 494-5305
Purdue Composite Manufacturing and Simulation Center CSMC cmsclab@purdue.edu 765-496-0562
Purdue Electron Microscopy Facility Christopher J Gilpin gilpin@purdue.edu (765)494-7750
Purdue Genomics Core Facility Phillip SanMiguel pmiguel@purdue.edu 796-49-66328
Purdue Healthcare Advisors Randy Hountz rhountz@purdue.edu 765-494-0766
Purdue Imaging Facility (PIF) Andy Schaber schaber@purdue.edu 765-496-3148
Purdue Proteomics Facility (PPF) Uma Aryal uaryal@purdue.edu 765-494-4960
Purdue Stable Isotope Facility Dr. Tim Filley filley@purdue.edu (765)494-6581
Regenstrief Healthcare Analytics Core Maralee Hayworth mhaywort@purdue.edu 765-496-6645
Research Instrumentation Center Hartmut Hedderich hhedderi@purdue.edu (765) 494-6543
SATT Test Cell Core John Davis davis212@purdue.edu
School of Materials Preparation and Characterization Recharge Center Talukder Alam alam18@purdue.edu 765-496-2736
Scientific Glass Blowing Lab Jordan Smith GlassLab@purdue.edu (765) 494-5304
Small Animal MRI Facility Gregory G Tamer, Jr. gtamer@purdue.edu 765-588-7134
Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory (SMC) Dr. Jeff Youngblood jpyoungb@purdue.edu
Structure Based Drug Design Core Andrew Mesecar, PhD amesecar@purdue.edu 765-494-1924
The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center Jason Adams adams314@purdue.edu 765-494-2007
Transgenic and Genome Editing Facility Judy Hallett halletje@purdue.edu 7654963352
Translational Pharmacology (PTP) Core Robyn McCain rrmccain@purdue.edu (620) 326-1746
Transportation Services Transportation transportation@purdue.edu 49-42114
Wright Forestry Center Marlene Mann mmann@purdue.edu 765-494-3590
X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory Matthias Zeller zeller4@purdue.edu 765-494-4572
cyberTAP George Bailey baileyga@purdue.edu