NSF REU Site: Growing Entrepreneurially-Minded Undergraduate Researchers with New Product Development in Applied Energy

Academic Applied Research + Real-World Customer Discovery

Project Mission

The goal of this project is to provide underrepresented engineering and engineering technology students with a research experience that combines the best aspects of academic applied research, such as strong theory basis and rigorous scholarship, with essential business practices such as real-world customer discovery and the generation of sound business plans. 

Project Team 

Research Focus: Industrial Engineering + Solar Energy Monitoring

Research Summary

Research Focus: Mechanical Engineering + Safe Battery Disassembly

Research Summary

Research Focus: Materials Engineering + Fuel Cell & Battery Materials Processing

Research Summary

Research Focus: Electrical Engineering + Solar Energy Harvesting

Research Summary

Research Focus: Fluid Power Engineering + Energy Storage

Research Summary

Project Coordinator

MS Student


Contact Dr. Lisa Bosman (lbosman@purdue.edu) or Dr. Jason Ostanek (jostanek@purdue.edu) to get more information on the project.