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Dr. Vilas Pol named Purdue Faculty Scholar

Dr. Vilas Pol, associate professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar beginning fall 2018. The appointment will continue for a five-year term through 2023, and includes annual support for research and academic programs.

Dr. Vilas Pol, associate professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar beginning fall 2018. The appointment will continue for a five-year term through 2023, and includes $10,000 annually for the support of research and academic programs.

University Faculty Scholars are a select group of mid-career faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. In the College of Engineering, faculty are nominated by committees from their academic areas, and are reviewed and recommended by a subcommittee of the College’s named and distinguished professors. The Dean of the College of Engineering submits final selections for approval by the provost. The Purdue University Faculty Scholar program was created in 1998.

Dr. Vilas Pol earned his M.Sc. from Pune University, India in 1996, and his PhD from University of Bar-Ilan, Israel in 2005. He joined Purdue Chemical Engineering in 2014, and leads the Vilas Pol Energy Research Group (ViPER). He has received numerous awards for his excellence in research. His research group is an experimental collective dedicated to advancing the current state of commercial energy storage technology. Utilizing the forefront of material synthesis techniques available within their own facilities, a diverse range of powerful, multi-purpose materials are fabricated and tested inside next-generation electrodes and battery cell systems. Learn about Dr. Vilas Pol at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=105208.

See a complete list of Chemical Engineering Purdue University Faculty Scholars at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/aboutus/awards/facultyawards/University_Faculty_Scholars.html.