Excellence in Research Awards 2013

Event Date: January 13, 2014
Nearly 200 Purdue faculty and staff gathered in November for the Excellence in Research Awards dinner, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue's research community.

Nearly 200 Purdue faculty and staff attended an award dinner on November 18, 2013 to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue’s research community.

Among the honorees were faculty members who had received college or school awards for outstanding research in 2013, along with Seed for Success honorees — principal investigators and co-investigators garnering awards of $1 million or more per grant.

The Seed for Success award was established in 2003 and each recipient receives a bronze acorn in which their name is engraved. Among the 163 principal investigators and co-investigators working on one of the 60 Seed for Success projects, 46 investigators earned their bronze acorn award in recognition of their contribution in acquiring a $1 million dollar or more award for the first time.

Three Seeds for Success awards went to faculty members and faculty by courtesy who were principal investigators or co-investigators from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Congratulations to:

Prof. Wayne Chen - U.S. Army Research Office, Multiscale Experiments and Computational Modelling of Transparent Ceramic and Glass Armors.  

Prof. Bill Crossley, Prof. Karen Marais, Prof. Chien-Tsung Lu and Prof. Mary Johnson, Federal Aviation Administration, Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS)

Prof. Barrett Caldwell (by courtesy) NASA, Indiana Space Grant Consortium Five Year Renewal Proposal for Activity Years 20-24


University Research Awards July 2012 – June 2013

Prof. Robert Lucht (by courtesy) was honored with a Research Award.

Photo Caption:

Top right: Wayne Chen

Middle L~R Bill Crossley, Karen Marais

Bottom L~R Barrett Caldwell, Bob Lucht


More information can be found in the Office of the Vice President for Research web site here.