Academic Affairs News

Shripad Revankar, professor of nuclear engineering, has been elected as a fellow of ANS, the American Nuclear Society — the society's highest membership grade.
The Purdue Board of Trustees today (May 15, 2015) approved Muhammad Ashraful Alam as the Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robert P. Lucht as the Ralph and Bettye Bailey Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Scott D. Sudhoff as the Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Monika Ivantysynova, the Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2015 Robert E. Koski Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Gintaras "Rex" Reklaitis, Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Malcolm E. Pruitt Award by the Council of Chemical Research.
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.
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.

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