A PNW student does research in the lab.


PNW faculty and students work together to answer important questions, from the origin of the universe to the best way to recruit math teachers.

Student presents at Days of Discovery

Days of Discovery

This two-day event featured distinguished internal and external keynote speakers, faculty and student oral and poster presentations, and the 3-Minute Thesis awards ceremony.


PNW Professor Maged Mikhail works with a student on a yellow mechatronics machine.

PNW Designated as the Third Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in Indiana

This designation acknowledges public research universities with strong evidence of collaboration with public and private sector partners to support economic development, innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer talent and workforce development, and community development.

Read the Announcement

PNW scientist Lindsey Gielda

One of the powerful things about research, especially in the sciences, is that engaging with faculty members in research projects really allows students to apply knowledge that they’re learning in the classroom.”

Dr. Lindsay Gielda, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Additional Resources

Northwest Indiana Robotic Telescope

Research Centers

Building Knowledge

From astronomy to water, PNW’s diverse research centers drive a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Students researching on a laptop

Student Research

Practical experience

PNW provides hands-on opportunities for students to explore their passions.

Student showing his research board

Internal Funding

Research Support

Explore PNW funding to advance faculty research and scholarship.

Faculty Research Day Panel

Research Board

promotion and ADVISING

See the infrastructure for promoting faculty and student research.

Research News

Maureen Mascha, associate professor of Accounting, is conducting research related to sustainability reporting and textual data analytics through June 2023 at the University of Vaasa in Finland.

PNW Professor Returns from Exciting and Educational Fulbright Program in Finland

Purdue University Northwest faculty member, Maureen Mascha, associate professor of Accounting in the College of Business, recently returned from an 11-month Fulbright program at the University of Vaasa in Finland.

A person wearing reflective goggles looks at a blast furnace simulation

Purdue University Northwest to play significant role in $1 billion Midwest Hydrogen Hub

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), through its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, is a major partner from Indiana in an alliance awarded up to $1 billion in funding to develop a regional clean hydrogen production and distribution hub in the Midwest, as announced by President Biden on Oct. 13.

Chenn Zhou stands in front of a projection screen that shows images of blast furnace operations.

Purdue University Northwest and industrial partners celebrate $10 million federal grant for steel decarbonization research

As part of a sweeping federal initiative to reduce carbon emissions and progress toward net-zero emissions by 2050, the DOE awarded $9.96 million to a CIVS project pioneering an industry-scale demonstration of a hydrogen-fired continuous reheating furnace operation.