Dr. Rajamani Gounder Selected for the 2023 Rutherford Aris Award
Purdue University’s Larry and Virginia Faith Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Rajamani Gounder, has been selected to receive the 2023 Rutherford Aris Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in experimental and theoretical reaction engineering research in the early stages of his career.
The Rutherford Aris award is given by the International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Inc. (ISCRE), and Dr. Gounder will be presented with a plaque, an honorarium $3,000 and up to $2,000 in travel funds to present at the ISCRE 27 meeting in Québec City, Canada.
Dr. Gounder was nominated for the Aris Award based on his advanced discoveries of how porous catalysts regulate the diffusion of molecules and active sites to control catalytic behavior for hydrocarbon upgrading and nitrogen oxide reduction. He was selected from a large pool of outstanding candidates, who were all under the age of 40 and have contributed greatly to reaction engineering research.
Dr. Gounder joined Purdue’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering in 2013. His research focuses on the fundamental science and applications of heterogeneous catalysis, an integral technological component of the chemical, energy and pollution abatement industries. Along with his research, he is also part of the Purdue Catalysis Center, which strives to educate a new generation of students and researchers on the theory of catalytic science. Gounder has received over 20 awards and honors for teaching and research, along with nearly 100 published articles.
To read more about Dr. Rajamani Gounder’s Rutherford Aris award, please visit: https://www.iscre.org/iscre27-2/awards/.