Purdue Trustees ratify named positions for Greeley, Nagy
On December 3, the Purdue University Board of Trustees ratified two Chemical Engineering professor positions. Jeffrey Greeley was named the Charles D. and Nancy G. Davidson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Zoltan Nagy was named the Arvind Varma Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Greeley’s research combines first principles calculations with classical thermodynamic and kinetic theories to predict macroscopic catalytic and materials properties. His work has made significant advancements in the understanding of heterogenous catalysis, electrocatalysis, and energy storage in batteries with future implications in clean energy and environmental technologies. Greeley joined Purdue in 2013 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2018.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the Charles D. and Nancy G. Davidson Professorship of Chemical Engineering,” Greeley said. “The tremendous faculty, staff, and student colleagues in our School, together with the support of dedicated alumni such as Charles and Nancy, make this an exciting place to teach and do research.”
Nagy came to Purdue in 2012 and has since published several highly relevant studies of smart manufacturing technologies for particulate systems. His work focuses on the development and application of process systems engineering concepts to product design and the improvement of system performance in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, biotechnology, food, energetics and agrochemical industries.
“It is an honor and a privilege to become the inaugural Arvind Varma Professor of Chemical Engineering,” Nagy said. “I am thrilled to receive this recognition and I am grateful to the College, the School, my colleagues, collaborators and my students for the unique working environment that promotes and supports excellence in research.”
Source: Purdue University News, Purdue Trustees Ratify New Faculty Positions (Dec. 3, 2021)
Writer: Hima Tammineni