Professor Fabio Ribeiro Honored with 2014 CoE Faculty Excellence Award

Fabio Ribeiro
Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the 2014 College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for research.

February 21, 2014

The School of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce that Dr. Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor, was announced as the recipient of the 2014 College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for research.

Dr. Ribeiro received his PhD degree from Stanford University in 1989.  He joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue in 2003 and was promoted to Professor in 2006. He has distinguished himself with outstanding research especially in experimental catalysis, with particular emphasis on discovering new catalysts, as well as reaction kinetics and mechanisms Dr. Ribeiro has authored more than 100  archival journal publications and is the co-author of one book.  He has made over 135 presentations at university and industry seminars, and conferences including many plenary and keynote lectures.  He has graduated 23 PhD students, including 19 at Purdue, and is currently advising or co-advising another 19 PhD students.

In external recognition, Dr. Ribeiro received the NSF CAREER Award (1997), New York Catalysis Society Excellence in Catalysis Award (2005), and most recently the Henry J. Albert Award from the International Precious Metals Institute (2012); internally, he received a University Faculty Scholar (2006-11) and Team Excellence Award of the CoE (2007) recognitions.  He is a member of Editorial Board for two journals and, since 2010, an Editor of the Journal of Catalysis, the flagship journal of the field. He has also served AIChE in various leadership roles, including Chair of the Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Division (2010), and is currently serving as a Director of the North American Catalysis Society (2013-2017).

CoE Faculty Excellence Award winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on April 4, 2014.