At Purdue, Touloukian examined the physical properties of numerical databases. He worked at: Purdue 1944: Prof. 1947-67; Distinguished Atkins professor engineering 1967-81; Visiting professor thermodynamics, Auburn 1963-1981; Consultant to major industrial companies and US Government Director OEA; Director, Center of Information and Numerical Data Analysis and Synthesis. He was co-author and editor of Thermophysical Properties of Matter (TPRC Data Series, 13 volumes, 1970-1981). He was interested in heat transfer, convection, conduction, radiation, thermophysics, and information science.

Awards received:

Associatione Termotecnica Italiana: Gold Medal (1968)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Fellow

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Associate Fellow