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April 10, 2020

Bradley University names alumnus Dr. Stephen Standifird (BSChE '89) as 12th president

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering alumnus Dr. Stephen Standifird has been named as the 12th president of Bradley University. His new role begins June 15. Dr. Standifird is currently the dean of Butler University's Andre B. Lacy School of Business in Indianapolis. He also previously worked as the dean of the business school at the University of Evansville, and an associate dean at the University of San Diego. Dr. Standifird earned BSChE from Purdue University in 1989. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in organization studies from the University of Oregon.
April 8, 2020

Two Chemical Engineering faculty promoted to full professors

Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Thursday, April 2 approved promotions for two Davidson School of Chemical Engineering faculty members. Dr. Bryan Boudouris and Dr. Vilas Pol were promoted to Full Professor. The promotions are effective with the 2020-21 academic year, starting August 10.
April 3, 2020

Dr. Vilas Pol partners with Valgotech to study Li-S batteries through NSF STTR program

Dr. Vilas Pol, Associate Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, is a Co-Principal Investigator of a joint research effort funded by the National Science Foundation to develop advanced Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology. The project is part of a previously funded Office of Naval Research Defense University Research-to- Adoption (ONR-DURA) program led by Dr. Pol with a team of collaborators.
April 2, 2020

Dr. Chongli Yuan selected for Science Advances Editorial Board

Dr. Chongli Yuan, Associate Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has recently been selected as an Associate Editor of the Science Advances Editorial Board. As part of the Editorial Board, Dr. Yuan will be responsible for peer-reviewing scientific articles through the selection and publication process in order to maintain the high-level quality of content produced. Current members are also responsible for selecting the next group of editors.
March 31, 2020

Dr. Stephen Beaudoin elected Vice Chair of Purdue University Senate

Dr. Stephen Beaudoin, Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, was elected Vice Chair of the Purdue University Senate on Monday, March 23 during the governing body's first virtual meeting. Dr. Beaudoin will succeed current Chair Professor Deborah Nichols when officer terms conclude at the end of fiscal year 2021, and will serve as Chair through the end of FY 2022.
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