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Professor Bryan Boudouris receives 2018 College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, the Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has been chosen to receive the 2018 College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence for Early Career Research. The award will be presented at the 16th Annual Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence Banquet at the Ross-Ade Pavilion Shively Club on April 6, 2018.

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, the Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has been chosen to receive the 2018 College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence for Early Career Research. The award will be presented at the 16th Annual Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence Banquet at the Ross-Ade Pavilion Shively Club on April 6, 2018.

Boudouris was nominated by Professor Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, for his demonstrated leadership in the science and engineering associated with polymers and soft materials. “Through his cutting-edge research, exceptional instructional ability, and leadership within the polymers community, Boudouris has guided his research group so they are establishing truly revolutionary paradigms in polymer science,” explained Agrawal. “In addition to providing high-quality, archetype-altering research, his group has performed this research in a high-throughput manner.”

Since joining Purdue as a faculty member in 2011, Boudouris and his team have published 41 peer-reviewed manuscripts, with an additional 5 manuscripts currently in review. Boudouris is an inventor on 5 patents that are in review by the patent office, and has delivered more than 30 invited presentations at national meetings, international conferences, and leading chemical engineering communities.

“Boudouris is well-known and well-respected by the domestic and international communities,” continued Agrawal. “His work impacts the academic community, industry, and society as a whole.”

At Purdue, Boudouris has graduated 7 PhD students, 2 M.S. thesis students, and currently has 10 graduate students working in his laboratory. He also has mentored 4 postdoctoral researchers, 28 undergraduate students, and 9 high school students.

Boudouris has secured more than $6M in external funding from federal agencies, large corporations, and smaller local companies, providing the operational support for his team to conduct research that is innovative and impactful, resulting in outcomes that span fundamental science through applied engineering scenarios. Agrawal explained, “Because of his excellence in research and the impact this work has with respect to student training and societal improvement, Boudouris superbly deserves this prestigious College of Engineering award.”

Learn more about Professor Bryan Boudouris and his research at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=71151

Read the complete list of 2018 Faculty Awards of Excellence recipients at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/People/Awards/Institutional/Faculty/2018/ptIndexYear.