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Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will today (4/23/15) receive the Rochester Institute of Technology's first Kate Gleason Medal for Leadership in Engineering Education.
Monika Ivantysynova, the Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Professor R. Neal Houze was recently named as the recipient of the 2015 A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award in the College of Engineering at Purdue. This marks the second time that Professor Houze has received this award that honors faculty members for outstanding teaching performance in all phases of the College of Engineering's undergraduate instruction on the West Lafayette campus.
Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This award is given to recognize Professor Ribeiro's outstanding research in the field of Catalysis.
Twenty College of Engineering faculty members were promoted to associate and full professorships at the meeting of the Purdue Board of Trustees on April 10.
Distinguished Professor Sangtae Kim was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). This prestigious recognition is the AICHE's highest grade of membership and was bestowed upon Kim for his significant professional accomplishment in chemical engineering.
Six College of Engineering faculty members were recently named University Faculty Scholars.
Bill Oakes, director of EPICS and associate professor of engineering education, has been chosen by the Purdue Office of Engagement to receive its 2015 Faculty Engagement Fellow Award. The annual award is given to a full professor who has done outstanding work in the scholarship of engagement.
Rajamani Gounder, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, which recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research. The grant provides $15,000 annually for research support until tenure is achieved, or up to three years.
Beth Holloway
The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), directed by Beth Holloway, has received a 2015 Google Rise Award. The $85,000 partnership award was granted to Science Buddies; WIEP; and girlSPARC (Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club); to support their collaboration.
The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi recently announced that Arvind Varma, the R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. He will be honored at the 2015 Sigma Xi banquet at the John Purdue Room on April 8.
Beth Holloway
Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program and assistant dean of undergraduate education for the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Ten exceptional College of Engineering alumni/ae received 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Awards (DEA) at a luncheon on Feb. 20. The college annually recognizes a new class of DEA recipients who have made their expertise felt in a wide range of disciplines and around the world.
Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the 2015 Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The biggest cash donation in Purdue University’s history will fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students.
Peter Bermel, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
Purdue University associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering Nathan Mosier has been appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair, continuing a partnership to develop new uses for soybeans.
JoAnn Browning (PhD CE '98), dean of the College of Engineering and the David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been selected as a one of four Purdue University Distinguished Women Scholars for 2015-2016.
The Purdue Board of Trustees on Thursday (Feb. 12) ratified the distinguished professorship of Ahmed Hassanein, now the Paul L. Wattelet Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering. Hassanein has been the Paul L. Wattelet Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering since 2009. He also is director of the Center for Materials Under eXtreme Environment.
Morgan Hynes, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
Professor John Morgan was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). This prestigious recognition is bestowed on the top two percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers responsible for medical discovery and innovation.
Jennifer DeBoer, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) is awarding its 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award to Dr. Allison Godwin.
Purdue's Engineering Professional Education program was ranked fourth among online engineering graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Program rankings.
Kendra Erk, assistant professor of materials engineering, was named on Jan. 6, 2015 to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation.
Rebecca Krone Kramer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named to the Forbes’ 2015 "30 Under 30 Who are Moving the World" list in the manufacturing category. The list highlights innovators under the age of 30 “who are modernizing the way things are made in a greener, tech-savvy world.” This is the fourth year that Forbes has published the list.
Purdue University's College of Engineering has named four research teams that will be a priority for faculty hiring during the coming year.

Bouman, formerly the Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is co-director of the University's magnetic resonance imaging facility at Purdue Research Park.
Dr. Jeffrey Rhoads
The Purdue University Teaching Academy welcomed Jeffrey Rhoads, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering as a new member.
Dean Leah H. Jamieson and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Klod Kokini welcomed the new faculty to the College of Engineering at a reception held on Friday, September 6, 2013, in the Dunville Conference Room in Armstrong Hall.
Purdue University chemical engineering professor Joseph Pekny has been appointed interim director designate of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, working with current director Richard Cosier until he returns to the Krannert School of Management full time in August, where their collaborations will continue.

Fred Mannering, the Charles Pankow Professor of Civil Engineering, is a recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)