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June 15, 2017

Environmental and Ecological Engineering Outstanding Senior Award Announced

The EEE Outstanding Senior was announced at the EEE Recognition Night in late April. This award is conferred each academic year by the faculty of EEE to recognize the excellence of one member of the senior class. It is selected based on academic performance, leadership, service, and professional activities. The EEE faculty selected the recipient. This year the award went to Jason "Jake" Hawes. Jake received the award from Prof. Nies.
June 1, 2017

Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor award

For the first time this year the Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor award was awarded. This award is voted on by the graduate students in EEE and it is to recognize a faculty member who has been an outstanding mentor to graduate students.
May 26, 2017

Techno-Economic Analysis of Rare Earth Value Recovery

Purdue Environmental & Ecological Engineering (EEE) Professor John W. Sutherland delivered a webinar titled "Techno-Economic Analysis of Value Recovery Opportunities from End-of-Life Products" as part of the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) webinar series in April 2017. Techno-economic analysis (TEA) is a decision-support tool that helps evaluate the economic feasibility and identify major cost drivers that hinder commercialization of new technologies.
May 2, 2017

Sutherland Speaks on Sustainable Manufacturing in Japan

Purdue Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) Professor John W. Sutherland delivered a presentation on the paper entitled “Product Redesign for Improved Value Recovery via Disassembly Bottleneck Identification and Removal,” held in Kamakura, Japan as part of the CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference in March 2017. The paper was coauthored by EEE Professor Fu Zhao and Ph.D. student Liang Cong. The paper explored how products can be redesigned to promote value recovery at end of life. As Chair of the CIRP Scientific and Technical Committee focused on Life Cycle Engineering, Sutherland also closed the conference (see figure).
March 10, 2017

EEE graduate student awarded merit-based funding to support research

Environmental and Ecological Engineering graduate student Ehsan Vahidi has received two merit-based awards in support of his graduate research. Vahidi was selected as recipient of the Andrews Environmental Travel Grant. This highly competitive and prestigious award supports travel for research relating to the world environment. Vahidi has also received the Hugh W. and Edna M. Donnan Fellowship, awarded by the Purdue College of Engineering.
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