The centers housed within the College of Technology take advantage of the research expertise of faculty members by focusing their efforts on specific topics.

From aviation research to technology development, and from professional studies to product lifecycle management, the centers help address current industry issues and provide solutions.

The mission of PEGASAS is to enhance general aviation safety, accessibility, and sustainability by partnering the FAA with a national network of world-class researchers, educators and industry leaders.

(ICBR) engages industry on projects that involve testing and evaluation of technologies and protocols, develop global standards for the use of biometric technologies, develop innovative performance metrics, and apply their Human Biometric Sensor Interaction (HBSI) model to a variety of technologies.

The Advanced Aviation Analytics Institute for Research (A³IR- CORE), a University-level Center of Research Excellence that resides in the Department of Aviation Technology, is focused on the dual mission of solving industry problems and providing educational experiences for students by actively involving both graduate and undergraduate student researchers working closely with faculty mentors in a highly-collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

(PLM) is an interdisciplinary research center that draws on expertise from all areas of the Purdue community to provide knowledge and tools.

(ProSTAR) offers many of the College of Technology's master's degrees in a format that works well for professionals who want to work while they earn their degree

(AirTIES) aims to facilitate academic and industry researchers in developing aviation alternative fuels solutions for practical use in aviation.

(CTD) develops innovative technologies focused on product, process, system and manufacturing efficiency.