Prof. Evgenii Narimanov to deliver Arden L. Bement Jr. Distinguished Lecture
Evgenii Narimanov, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been chosen as the 2019 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award recipient. One of Purdue University’s top three research honors, the Bement Award is the most prestigious award given by Purdue for significant accomplishments in pure and applied science and engineering. It was established in 2015 by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Arden Bement and his wife, Mrs. Louise Bement.
Narimanov, who is also a faculty member in Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park, is being honored for pioneering the concept of hyperbolic metamaterials in the field of nanophotonics.
Narimanov will present the 2019 Arden L. Bement Jr. Distinguished Lecture on October 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall.
Also on October 28, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of human development and family studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences, will present the 2019 Lu Ann Aday Distinguished Lecture at 10:30 a.m. She is receiving the Lu Ann Aday Award, the University’s most prestigious award in the humanities and social sciences.
Sabre Kais, professor of chemistry with courtesy appointments in physics and astronomy in the College of Science, will present the 2019 Herbert Newby McCoy Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. He is receiving the Herbert Newby McCoy Award, given for outstanding work in the natural sciences.
Each lecture will be followed by a reception in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center.
Award winners were nominated by colleagues, recommended by a faculty committee and approved by the executive vice president for research and partnerships and the president of the University. The 2019 recipients will receive a cash prize along with a small grant for their University scholarly activities.