Dr. Bryan Boudouris to receive 2020 AIChE Owens Corning Award

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, the Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, will receive the 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) Owens Corning Early Career Award for significant advances in the design, synthesis, engineering, and application of radical-containing materials and open-shell macromolecules and their implementation in myriad next-generation device platforms.

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, the Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, will receive the 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) Owens Corning Early Career Award for significant advances in the design, synthesis, engineering, and application of radical-containing materials and open-shell macromolecules and their implementation in myriad next-generation device platforms.

Dr. Boudouris will receive the award during the MESD Plenary session at the 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA in November, at which time he will also present a plenary talk. He was nominated for the award by Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering.

“The award is given to a young AIChE member under the age of 40 years for outstanding materials related research and discovery. This is an extraordinary and prestigious award as the list of previous winners includes individuals who are making field defining contributions to the materials research,” explained Dr. Agrawal. “The multifaceted and exemplary radical polymer research by Professor Bryan Boudouris made him a natural choice for the nomination of award. His pioneering research is making long-lasting contributions. We are delighted at his extremely well-deserved recognition.”

Dr. Boudouris joined Purdue Chemical Engineering in 2011. He received his BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley from 2009-2011. He leads a research group composed of chemical engineering and chemistry undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.

“This recognition reflects the intellect, creativity, hard work, and passion that Purdue students and postdoctoral researchers have placed in advancing fundamental and applied aspects of polymer science and engineering,” said Dr. Boudouris. “When their efforts are combined with the vision and support of the leadership and alumni of the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, it allows us to take significant leaps in materials design. It is humbling to be recognized in this manner, especially given the talented teams that have been previous recipients.”

A member of the AIChE for over a decade, Boudouris was the chair of Area 8A (Polymers) within MESD in 2017, and he served as a director of MESD from 2017 to 2019.

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

Sources: Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, agrawalr@purdue.edu, (765) 494-2257

                Dr. Bryan Boudouris, boudouris@purdue.edu, (765) 496-6056