Three Chemical Engineering Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Dr. Julie Liu
Dr. John Morgan
Dr. You-Yeon Won
The Purdue Board of Trustees recently approved the promotions of Drs. Julie Liu, John Morgan, and You-Yeon Won.

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of three Chemical Engineering faculty members during its April meeting.

Dr. Julie Liu – promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure)

Dr. Liu’s research focuses on developing protein-based biomaterials for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She received a B.S.E. from Princeton University in 2000, an M.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 2002 and a Ph.D. also from the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Dr. Liu completed post-doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2007 and joined the faculty of the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue in 2008.

Dr. John Morgan – promoted to Professor

Dr. Morgan is interested in engineering metabolic pathways towards increased production of chemicals as well as novel biologically active metabolites. His research has the potential to produce large quantities of anti-cancer, anti-microbial and other compounds in a cost effective and efficient manner. He received a B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1992, an M.S. also from the University of Kansas, in 1994, and a Ph.D. from Rice University in 1999. Dr. Morgan was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California-Berkely from 1999-2000 and joined the faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue in 2000.

Dr. You-Yeon Won – promoted to Professor

Dr. Won’s research explores how to fabricate complex, functional, structures on a nano or micro scale. More specifically, his research group is investigating novel polymers and colloid-based building blocks to improve scientific understanding. Dr. Won received a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) from Seoul National University in 1992 and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2000. He joined the faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue in 2003.