The IDEAL Center for Innovation provides resources, curricular connections, and initiatives that build and sustain a culture of creativity and collaboration. Hands-on learning, collaboration with external partners, and connections between the liberal arts and engineering are hallmarks of the program.

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Programs

The center's programs are the Additive Manufacturing Institute, a resource for digital part materialization; cultural conservation and nanotechnology, focused on preserving art and cultural heritage; and the global challenge of cyber security.

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Projects

Current projects include Placemaking in the Digital Age, a study by multidisciplinary teams of public spaces in Midtown Manhattan; and Sports Rehabilitation Device Product Design, which considers topics such as sustainability, manufacturability, and social implications in developing a product.

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Staff

The Robert Adenbaum '49 Co-Directors of IDEAL are James Ferri, James T. Marcus ’50 Professor and head in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Diane Ahl, Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S. Rothkopf Professor of Art History.

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Contact Us

The IDEAL Center for Innovation
Acopian Engineering Center 312
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-3091
ideal@lafayette.edu