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May 18, 2018

ChE Professor Stephen Beaudoin named Purdue Teaching Academy Fellow

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering Professor Stephen Beaudoin is one of 12 inductees announced by the Purdue University Teaching Academy. Teaching Academy Fellows are selected in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate, or engagement programs. Candidates were identified by their individual department or college/school based upon evidence of excellence in teaching, innovation in teaching methodology, teaching-related service, and scholarship in teaching and learning. Further details on the fall induction ceremony will be announced later.
May 16, 2018

Kimberly Underhill (BSChE '87) named Group President, Kimberly-Clark North America

Davidson School of Chemical Engineering alumna Kimberly Underhill (BSChE '87) has been named Group President Kimberly-Clark North America. In her new role, Underhill will lead Kimberly-Clark's nearly $8 billion North American consumer business, with trusted brands such as Huggies, Kleenex, Cottonelle, and Depend. Underhill is a 2016 Outstanding Chemical Engineer and received Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2018.
May 15, 2018

Startup Spiro Therapeutics, LLC enters second round of 2018 MassChallenge Boston

Spiro Therapeutics, LLC, a start-up co-founded by ChE Professor You-Yeon Won; Kyle Kim, a recent PhD graduate; and Davis Arick, a graduating senior, will participate in the entry second round of the 2018 MassChallenge Boston, a commercialization accelerator active from June to October. The startup bypassed the first round of the competition due to a partnership between Purdue and MassChallenge that allowed the Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition's Open Track and Social Entrepreneurship Track winners to move directly to the second round.
May 14, 2018

Research led by Dr. Vilas Pol uses microwaved plastic to increase lithium-sulfur battery life span

Researchers led by Purdue Chemical Engineering associate professor Dr. Vilas Pol have discovered how to tackle plastic landfills while improving the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries. Their process, recently published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, shows that putting sulfur-soaked plastic in a microwave, including transparent plastic bags, transforms the material into the ideal substance for increasing the life span of the forthcoming batteries to more than 200 charging-discharging cycles.
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