ChE graduate student Ravi Joshi receives 2018 Presidential Safety Award
Chemical Engineering graduate student Ravi Joshi has been selected to receive the 2018 Presidential Safety Award for his efforts to implement safety programs in the School. Joshi will receive the award during the Purdue University Annual Safety Chair Meeting on March 28.
Joshi was nominated for the award by Dr. Rajamani Gounder, the Larry and Virginia Faith Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. "Ravi was appointed to be the first safety officer in my research group, and has met the highest standards of this position,” explained Gounder. “He is a role model and leader, and has organized seminars through the ChE Safety Seminar Series (ChESS) to increase safety awareness in the School. He is an active member of the Chemical and Laboratory Safety Committee (CLSC) at the university level, helping determine university-wide safety policies that comply with regulatory standards and help mitigate laboratory accidents.”
Joshi is advised by Professor Gounder, and is a graduate research assistant in the Purdue Catalysis Center (PCC) and the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR). He served a two-year term on the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering Safety Committee from 2015-2017, advising research groups in the School on how to implement policies that adhere to best safety practices.
The Presidential Safety Award was established in 2013, and annually recognizes staff who demonstrate leadership and commitment to safety at Purdue University.
Learn more about Ravi Joshi at https://engineering.purdue.edu/~catalyst/profiles/ravi.joshi.html.