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Graduate Research Studies at Purdue University

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Purdue University's programs in engineering, education and business have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings. In 2015, Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked No. 6 in the country, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and University of Texas.

Six engineering disciplines were in the nation's top 10 in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for Agricultural and Biological engineering. Aeronautics and Astronautics and Civil Engineering both ranked sixth; Industrial Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Cornell University; Mechanical Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University; and Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 10th, tied with Cornell University and

The I2T2 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Purdue University have established a unique Partnership comprised of educational, research and business collaborations with their academic, industrial and national lab counterparts in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The key objective of the Partnership is to link education and research projects and the creation of enterprises to the needs and goals of Nuevo Leon's technological clusters. The list of available projects for Academic Year 2017 – 2018 can be found at the following hyperlink:

Purdue Research Projects

Purdue Proyects AY 2017-2018 Purdue Proyects 2017-2018

The research projects described therein are for the attainment of master’s and doctoral degrees at Purdue University, with the support of the CONACYT- I2T2 scholarship program. Note that a master’s degree is not required at Purdue to be admitted to the PhD programs. The program prefers applications for doctoral degrees.

Unlike other study programs for Mexican students abroad, the Purdue I2T2 program constitutes a vehicle for the direct collaboration between directors of the research projects at Purdue University and researchers in Nuevo León's academic institutions, industries and laboratories.

Every student in the program is assigned a Nuevo León Mentor who stays involved for the duration of the research project. The Mentor is from an academic, industrial or national laboratory institution to which the student is expected to return upon degree completion. The active participation of the Nuevo Leon Mentor in the setting of goals, achievements and co- supervision is essential to the project's success. The Mentor is the key interface between the Purdue Faculty and the Monterrey institutions for the creation of collaborative research programs, the sharing of laboratory facilities, the attainment of joint funding and the development of entrepreneurial ventures.

The Monterrey I2T2 Graduate Research Program at Purdue began in the Fall of 2014 and a total of 12 Monterrey I2T2 Ph.D students are currently at Purdue University undertaking research in technology areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Energy, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Sensors and Medical Devices. For academic year 2016 – 17, we will increment researchers in these areas and we are seeking to expand the program into strategic domains such as Aero and Automotive Engineering, Agro-industry, Food Security, Home Appliances and Sustainable Housing.

The Partnership was established through a Memorandum of Understanding that ratifies the common goals of the initiative and was signed between Dr. Jaime Parada and the leadership of Purdue University. See hyperlink:

Purdue, Mexican institute partner for wide spectrum of collaborations

To participate in the Purdue University – I2T2 Partnership Graduate Student Program you need to:

a) Satisfy the requirements for admission to Purdue University and of the department to which you will be affiliated. Each research project description contains website links providing you with the relevant admission requirements. If you do not have the required scores for the TOEFL or GRE, it is mandatory that you obtain the required scores to complete the admission process and to be allowed to begin your studies at Purdue. This may require your that you take these tests multiple times and should know when and where to take these exams. It may be advisable to delay your application process until you meet the requirements. Note that most Departments admit graduate students for both the Fall and the Spring semesters which begin on August 22nd 2016 and January 9th 2017 respectively;

b) If you meet the admission requirements or feel certain that you can meet said requirements prior to the admission deadlines (these deadlines differ between Departments and can be found on the Department website), please select at most two research programs from the list and arrange Skype interviews with your potential Purdue research advisors. To effectively track your participation, please copy in your email correspondence with your prospective Purdue advisor, Professor Ernesto Marinero (eemarinero@purdue.edu), Dr. Hazel G.S. Marinero (hmarinero@purdue.edu) and Mtra. Ilsa Torres (becas@mtycic.org).

c) Following your Skype interview, a conditional offer may be made to you to join the research group of your potential Purdue advisor. You then need to notify Dr. Hazel G.S. Marinero (hmarinero@purdue.edu) on this positive outcome and you will thereupon receive a step-by-step manual on the admission application process to Purdue.

For further information and program details please contact:

PURDUE UNIVERSITY Dr. Hazel G.S. Marinero, Ph.D.,
Director of Experiential Entrepreneurship
Burton D Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Purdue University.
Cell: (408) 836 7891


Eng. José Antonio Hernández García
Coordinator of Human Capital Formation
Institute of Innovation and technology Transfer of the Government of the State of Nuevo Leon
+52 (81)2033-1110

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