Purdue ChE's AIChE Reception Celebrates the School's Latest Accomplishments
Purdue University Davidson School of Chemical Engineering held a reception at the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, where we invited our chemical engineering alumni, students and friends to help celebrate the many developments accomplished by the school.
The Davidson School of Chemical Engineering Reception was held Monday, November 6th, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, and featured the launch of our first set of Research Area Endowments in the fields of soft materials, process systems, separations, and mathematical modeling.
These four named research area endowments (Dr. Norman and Dr. Jane Li Chemical Engineering Separations Research Area, Mr. Robert T. Henson Soft Materials Research Area, Dr. Doraiswami and Mrs. Geetha Ramkrishna Mathematical Modeling Area and the Process Systems Research Area) help shape a new era for the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue and lay the foundation for creating ten research area endowments with the generous support of alumni and friends of the school. These four of ten research area endowments will add unique dimensions to the possibilities in research.
During the reception, we welcomed and showcased the exceptional work of our incoming faculty members, Professors Enrique Iglesia, Tayler Hebner, David Bernal, Kelly Schultz, and Can Li. These individuals bring an incredible range of expertise and dedication that will undoubtably shape the next generation of great chemical engineers. In addition to welcoming new faculty, we are also a proud to share our newly named professorships in honor of exceptional contributions to the field. Professors Rajamani Gounder, Fabio Ribeiro, and Bryan Boudouris further underscore our dedication to fostering excellence and leadership in the industry.
The reception also showcased the exciting developments of Professors Letian Dou and Brett Savoie's research, giving a glimpse into the great possibilities of chemical engineering materials and mathematical modeling research that lie ahead.
We also proudly announced the establishment of our Pharmaceutical Concentration of the Professional Master's Program (PMP) now offered at our Indianapolis campus in addition to the West Lafayette campus. The program takes a comprehensive approach to tackle the emerging challenges in pharmaceutical production, focusing particularly on the purification, formulation, and administration of active pharmaceutical products, as well as the advancement of innovative healthcare engineering strategies.
In addition to our PMP announcement, in 2024, the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering PMP will collaborate with the Ray Ewry Sport's Engineering Center's Professional Master's Program to research and create composite materials for performance and safety.
As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of chemical engineering, the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting served as a glimpse into our collective commitment to collaboration, innovation, and excellence. The future is bright, and we are eager to contribute to the continued advancements and developments of our chemical engineering community!