Stephen Beaudoin

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, Purdue Energetics Research Center

FRNY 1019
Purdue University
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-7944 (office)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Joined Purdue in 2003
B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT, 1988
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin, 1990
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995

Research Group

Graduate Students

  • Pat Bowers, MS expected May (2021) Purdue University (co-advised with J. Rhoads)
  • Sebastian Yocca, MS expected May (2022) Purdue University (co-advised with D. Piercey)
  • Caralyn Stevenson, PhD expected May (2022) Purdue University
  • Michael Stevenson, PhD expected May (2022) Purdue University (co-advised with D. Corti)
  • Sydney Scheirey, PhD expected May (2023) Purdue University (co-advised with J. Rhoads)
  • Anne Serban, PhD expected May (2024) Purdue University (co-advised with C. Davis)
  • Jiselle Thornby, PhD expected May (2024) Purdue University (co-advised with J. Rhoads)
  • Anusha Sivaram, PhD expected May (2024) Purdue University (co-advised with S. Singh)
  • Max Roux, PhD expected May (2024) Purdue University (co-advised with D. Piercey)

Former Lab Members

  • Jason Wickham, PhD May (2021) Purdue University (co-advised with S. Son), presently employed at Battelle
  • Andrew Parker, PhD May (2021) Purdue University, presently employed at Merck
  • Jennifer Laster, PhD December (2017), Purdue University, presently employed at Intel
  • Darby Hoss, PhD August (2017) Purdue University, presently employed at Intel
  • Sean Fronczak, PhD August (2017) Purdue University, presently employed at Insight Data Science
  • Caitlin Schram, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2015, Purdue University), presently employed at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Melissa Sweat, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2015, Purdue University), presently employed at Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Aaron Harrison, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2015, Purdue University), presently employed at Microsoft
  • Myles Thomas, PhD in Chemical Engineering August (2015, Purdue University), presently employed at Pfizer
  • Kathryn Smith, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2014, Purdue University), retired
  • Nyah Zarate, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2013, Purdue University), presently employed at Continuous Solutions
  • Michelle Cipich, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2013, Purdue University), presently employed at Michelle Cipich Photography
  • Dave Balachandran, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2011, Purdue University), presently employed by Inline Plastics Corp
  • Megan Farrell, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2009, Purdue University), presently employed at Intel
  • Kyung Min Lee, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2009, Purdue University), presently employed at LG Chemical
  • Bich-Van Pham, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2009, Purdue University), presently employed at Frito Lay
  • Caitlin Kilroy, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2009, Purdue University), presently employed at Intel
  • Shanna Smith, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2008, Purdue University), presently employed as post-doctoral researcher at City of Hope Cancer Center
  • Ravi Jaiswal, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2008, Purdue University), presently employed at IIT-BHU Varanasi
  • Bum Soo Kim, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2008, Purdue University), presently employed at Intel
  • Gautam Kumar, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2007, Purdue University), presently employed at Intel
  • Vladimir Noveski, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2004, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at Apple
  • Sean Eichenlaub, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at Frito Lay
  • Kristin Beaumont (Pruden), PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003, Arizona State Univ.), presently Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai, NY.
  • Gretchen Burdick, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at Fluor Marine Propulsion
  • Danilo Castillo-Mejia, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2002, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at Intel
  • Russell Callahan, PhD in Chemical Engineering (2002, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at NVIDIA
  • Kevin Cooper, PhD in Chemical Engineering, (2002, Arizona State Univ.), presently employed at Indian River State College

Awards and Honors

Teaching Academy Fellow, Purdue University, 2018
Outstanding Faculty Fellow Award, 3rd Street Suites, Purdue University, 2017
A.A. Potter Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Instruction, Purdue University College of Engineering, 2017
Shreve Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Instruction, Purdue University School of Chemical Engineering, 2017, 2020
College of Engineering Outstanding Mentor Award, Purdue University, 2015
Honorary Member, Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Purdue Chapter, 2013
Provost Fellow, Purdue University, 2009
University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2006-2011
Outstanding Mentor Award, Purdue OXE, 2007
Inaugural Winner: Purdue University Student Government Teaching Excellence Award, 2005
NSF CAREER Award Recipient, 2000