Alumni and Faculty of the School Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Name Title NAE Election Year Election Citation Notes/ Purdue Degree
Agrawal, Rakesh Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 2002 For contributions to the development and worldwide implementation of high-efficiency and high-purity cryogenic and non-cryogenic gas separation processes. Purdue faculty member since 2004 to present
Anseth, Kristi S. Distinguished Professor and HHMI Investigator, University of Colorado 2009 For pioneering the rational design of biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biosensing applications. BS '92
Bankoff, S. George * Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, Northwestern University 1996 For contributions to the field of two-phase flow and heat transfer and its application to nuclear-reactor thermohydraulics. PhD '52
Forney, Robert C. Retired Executive Vice President,E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 1989 For leadership of chemical engineering research, innovative process developments, and creative technology management. BS '47, PhD '50
Geist, Jacob M. * President Geist Tec. 1980 Integrating engineering theory, equipment, and economics in the design and operation of large-scale gas liquefaction plants. BS '40
Harris, William J. Commissioner, Independent Consultant 1977 Research and development, technical planning, and systems analysis for the railroad industry, and contributions to the materials field. BS '40
Kim, Sangtae Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering,Purdue University 2001 For contributions to microhydrodynamics, protein dynamics, and drug discovery through the application of high-performance computing. Purdue faculty member since 2003 to present
Ladisch, Michael R. Distinguished Professor & Director, LORRE, Purdue University 1999 For developing and scaling-up new approaches and materials for process chromatography, absorptive bioseparations, and biocatalysis. MS '74, PhD '77
Martin, John C. Chairman and CEO Gilead Sciences 2008 For the invention, development, and commercialization of anti-viral medicines, especially treatments for HIV/AIDS. BS '73
Peppas, Nicholas A. Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2006 For contributions to the development of biomedical and drug-delivery applications of polymer networks and hydrogels. Purdue faculty member from 1976 to 2002
Pipes, R. Byron John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Purdue University 1987 For interdisciplinary leadership in composite materials research, and for development of an exemplary model of university, industrial, and governmental interactions in research and education. Purdue faculty member since 2004 to present
Ramage, Michael P. Executive Vice President (ret.) ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company 1996 For contributions to chemical reactor engineering and engineering leadership. BS '66, MS '69, PhD '71
Ramey, Henry J. * Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor, Stanford University 1981 In recognition of his achievements in transient well testing, thermal recovery of crude oil, and application of reservoir principles to geothermal energy recovery. BS '49, PhD '52
Ramkrishna, Doraiswami Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 2009 For creation of new model concepts and solutions that improved the engineering of biological and particulate processes. Purdue faculty member since 1976 to present
Reid, Robert C. * Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 1980 Contributions to methods of computing physical properties and the understanding of boiling heat transfer between immiscible liquids. BS '49, MS '50
Reklaitis, Gintaras V. Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 2007 For developing the theory and application of batch design, scheduling, and optimization tools, and for outstanding contributions to education. Purdue faculty member since 1970 to present
Robeson, Lloyd M. Principal Research Associate Air Products& Chemicals, Inc. 2001 For significant scientific and technological contributions in polymer blends and engineering polymers. BS '64
Weekman, Vern W. Faculty Industrial Lecturer, Princeton University 1985 For pioneering contributions in applying theory to practice and for combining technological achievement with engineering education. BS '53, PhD '63
Young, William D. Chairman and CEO Monogram Bioscience 1993 For leadership in research, development and manufacturing of recombinant proteins using recombinant DNA technology. BS '66, MS '69, PhD '71
* Deceased