Academic Affairs - College of Engineering - Purdue University


The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday, Oct. 9, ratified named professorships for three highly accomplished engineering faculty members.
Purdue University researchers will tackle several alternative energy-related projects for the U.S. Navy and develop a power and energy course through a grant of nearly $3 million from the Office of Naval Research.
Li Yi (Physics PhD ’14) was confirmed by the Chorafas Foundation to receive the 2015 D.N. Chorafas Foundation Prize. Yi’s PhD dissertation, “Study of Quark Gluon Plasma by Particle Correlations in Heavy Ion Collisions,” which was supervised by Fuqiang Wang, professor of physics, focused on experimental high-energy nuclear physics.
Tom I-Ping Shih, head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was recently given the 2015 Energy Systems Award by the AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Professor Vlad Shalaev has won the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) 2015 William Streifer Scientific Achievement award "for seminal contributions both to the theoretical framework and to the ground-breaking experimental realization of optical metamaterials."
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)