ChE’s Krishna selected for Purdue CoE Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award

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Henson Postdoctoral Research Fellow Siddarth Krishna is this year’s recipient of the Purdue College of Engineering (CoE) Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award.  

Every Spring semester, the CoE acknowledges its graduate students who have excelled in teaching, research and service. This distinction also is extended to one mentor of graduate students and one postdoctoral researcher.

Siddarth Krishna

“It is a great honor to receive the Purdue CoE Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award, which reflects not only my efforts, but also those of my co-workers, mentors and department,” says Krishna. “The expertise and research vision I developed during my time in the Gounder Research Group and Purdue Catalysis Center at Purdue have proven vital in preparing me for a career in academia moving forward.”

Krishna is advised by Larry and Virginia Faith Associate Professor Rajamani Gounder, in addition to being in his research group. His research focuses on fundamental catalytic principles to address sustainability challenges, including automotive pollution abatement and the production of fuels and chemicals from alternative feedstocks.

“Siddarth exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding postdoctoral researcher, having used his prior expertise to improve the quality of the science my group performs and communicates, and having pursued numerous opportunities at Purdue to learn new research methodologies to broaden his scientific horizons and craft a unique vision for his independent faculty career,” says Gounder.

“He has left an indelible mark at Purdue during his tenure as the inaugural Henson Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering, having been an effective research collaborator with other engineers and scientists, a talented mentor of younger students in my group and in the Purdue Catalysis Center, and a leader of educational and outreach activities.”

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