Rajamani Gounder

Larry and Virginia Faith Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

FRNY 2160
Purdue University
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 496-7826 (office)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Joined Purdue in 2013
B. S., University of Wisconsin, 2006
Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2011 - 2013

Research Group

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Associates

  • Dr. Siddarth Krishna
  • Dr. Songhyun Lee

Graduate Students

  • Bereket Bekele
  • Elizabeth Bickel
  • Brandon Bolton
  • Bonn Cao (co-advised with Fabio Ribeiro)
  • Ricem Diaz-Arroyo (co-advised with Fabio Ribeiro)
  • Sopuruchukwu Ezenwa
  • Casey Jones (co-advised with Fabio Ribeiro)
  • Trevor Lardinois (co-advised with Fabio Ribeiro)
  • Tania Class-Martinez
  • Andrew Mikes
  • Angel Santiago-Colon
  • Laura Wilcox

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Elijah Kipp
  • Samantha Land
  • Harrison Lippie
  • Hannah McGinness
  • Adam Rohrs
  • Natalie Zamiechowski

Awards and Honors

ACS CATL Early Career in Catalysis Award, 2021
Associate Editor, Science Advances, 2021
Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Early Career Research, 2019
R. Norris Shreve Award for Outstanding Teaching in Chemical Engineering, 2019
DOE Early Career Award, 2018
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry, 2018
Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award, 2017
Phillip C. Wankat Graduate Teaching Award in Chemical Engineering, 2017
35 Under 35 Award, AIChE, 2017
Early Career Advisory Board, ACS Catalysis, 2017
Director, CRE Division (AIChE), 2016-2019
Advisory Board, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2016
NSF CAREER Award, 2016
Young Scientist Prize, International Congress on Catalysis, 2016
Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students Award, 2016
R. Norris Shreve Award for Outstanding Teaching in Chemical Engineering, 2016
Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Award, 2015
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2015
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, ORAU, 2014
ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2014