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ChE Professor Bryan Boudouris receives American Physical Society's 2021 John H. Dillon Medal

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, a Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Chemistry (by Courtesy) at Purdue University, has been selected to receive the American Physical Society's 2021 John H. Dillon Medal. Dr. Boudouris was selected for his "fundamental insights connecting polymer structure with charge transport in free radical conducting polymers, organic electronics, and functional block copolymers."

Dr. Bryan Boudouris, a Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Chemistry (by Courtesy) at Purdue University, has been selected to receive the American Physical Society’s 2021 John H. Dillon Medal.

Dr. Boudouris was selected for his “fundamental insights connecting polymer structure with charge transport in free radical conducting polymers, organic electronics, and functional block copolymers.”

“The John H. Dillon Medal is one of the major prizes in the polymers community, and the top prize for young researchers in the field of polymers,” explained Dr. Sangtae Kim, Distinguished Professor and the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue.

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Andrea Vacca honored for hydraulic engineering

Prof. Andrea Vacca has received the Joseph Bramah Medal from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, recognizing outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering, particularly in the field of hydraulics. Vacca is the director of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center, the largest academic hydraulics lab in the country.

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Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence