Research and Laboratory

  • Ray W. Herrick Laboratories have been conducting the highest levels of industry-based research since 1957. Herrick's facilities consist of a 68,000 square-foot LEED-Gold certified building, completed in 2013; and the original building, converted from a 1920s horse barn, that houses the acoustics research.

  • Research awards at Purdue have grown to reach a record $454 million in 2018, up from $319 in 2013. And in just the past year, the National Science Foundation named Purdue as the location for the national Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, and the Semiconductor Research Corp. named Purdue as the site for its national Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence. In addition, major partnerships have been forged with corporations such as Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Eli Lilly and Company, among others.