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

April 4 – Westville Campus

April 5 – Hammond Campus

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.

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Professor Creighton researching with students

Our Impact By the Numbers for Fiscal Year 2021-22

  • $20 million in sponsored program expenditures
  • $45.2 million in external proposals
  • $11.8 million in external awards
  • 80 external grants awarded

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

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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

Oversight and Support

See the infrastructure for promoting faculty and student research.

Research News

PNW technology students and professors

Purdue University Northwest Begins Enrolling Students in Doctor of Technology Program

Purdue University Northwest recently gained approval from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering a Doctor of Technology degree. PNW’s Doctor of Technology, is the university’s second applied doctoral program and will begin enrolling students for spring 2023.

Veera Gnaneswar Gude was named Purdue Northwest’s NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor following approval today (10/7) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

PNW appoints Veera Gnaneswar Gude as NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) announced Veera Gnaneswar Gude as the NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment following approval today (10/7) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Afshin Zahraee, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (left) and Ran Zhou, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering examine a miniature tensile testing machine for 3D printed parts and specimen for potential use in Remote Knowledge Labs.

Internal Funding Opportunities for Faculty Research – Call for Proposals Fall 2022

The Office of Research is now accepting applications for the PNW Fall 2022 Internal Awards.  The submission deadline is Sunday, October 16, 2022,  @ 10:59 p.m.