January 3, 2021

Dr. Rakesh Agrawal: Growing a sustainable food and energy future

Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, is leading the Sustainable Food, Energy and Water Systems NSF Research Traineeship. A partnership with Purdue's Department of Agronomy and Florida A&M, the research has been awarded $3 million in seed funding from the National Science Foundation and an additional $2.5 million from the NSF's Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems. Read more about this robust program to conduct research in food and energy sustainability, while also educating and training graduate students, on page 4 of the ChE newsletter.
December 14, 2020

Dr. Letian Dou named to Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020

For the second consecutive year, a Davidson School of Chemical Engineering professor has been named to the list of Highly Cited Researchers from the Web of Science Group. Dr. Letian Dou, the Charles Davidson Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, is among approximately 6,400 scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers, during the last decade. Dr. Dou was recognized for his cross-field impact.
December 13, 2020

AIChE Announces New Officers, Board for 2021

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced today that Purdue Chemical Engineering alumna Deborah L. Grubbe (BSChE '77), will become President of AIChE in 2021. Grubbe, the Owner and President of Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC, succeeds 2020 President Monty M. Alger, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Christine Grant, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Inaugural Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering, will become 2021 President-elect, and will succeed Grubbe as AIChE President in 2022.
December 13, 2020

Bell, one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, now available for faculty use

Purdue's newest community cluster supercomputer, Bell, has debuted at number 431 on the Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, recently announced at the SC20 supercomputing conference. Dr. Brett Savoie, the Charles Davidson Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, shares how his research group utilizes Bell to quickly prototype ideas while developing new methodologies.
December 10, 2020

College of Engineering recognizes ChE faculty among Most Impactful Inventors of 2020

Five faculty from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering are being recognized by Purdue College of Engineering as Most Impactful Inventors of FY 2020. David Corti, Elias Franses, Zoltan Nagy, Nien-Hwa Linda Wang, and You-Yeon Won are part of a special video presentation that can be viewed online which highlights faculty from across the College.
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