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Weldon School's Emily Gullotti Receives Chorafas Award

Emily Gullotti
Emily Gullotti
Emily Gullotti receives the Chorafas Award from Associate Dean Jay Gore
Emily Gullotti receives the Chorafas Award from Reilly Professor of Engineering Jay Gore
Graduate student Emily Gullotti has been named one of two Purdue students to receive a 2011 Chorafas Foundation Award. This award for advanced graduate students includes a cash prize intended as co-funding of advanced research or studies, including travel to explore post doctoral opportunities in Nobel Laureate's laboratories.

The Chorafas Foundation was created in 1992, and prizes are awarded to students at more than 20 universities around the world for exceptional doctoral research projects and to help stimulate research among young doctoral candidates.  Dimitris N. Chorafas is an internationally recognized consultant who has advised financial institutions and industrial corporations on strategic planning, risk management, computer and communication systems, and internal controls since 1961. He has authored more than 100 books. 

Gullotti is working toward her PhD under the supervision of Professor Yoon Yeo. Her research is focused on developing polymeric nanoparticles for intracellular drug delivery to tumor cells. She received her bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from M.I.T.  This award will provide partial support for her study and research.