Congratulations to Our External Award Winners of 2020 (Fiscal Year)

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Dr. Rajamani Gounder receives ACS Early Career Award in Catalysis

Dr. Rajamani Gounder, the Larry and Virginia Faith Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, was recently awarded the Early Career Award in Catalysis by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Catalysis Science and Technology Division. This award recognizes and encourages accomplishments and innovation of unusual merit by an individual in the early stages of their career, emphasizing independence and creativity.

Dr. Rajamani Gounder, the Larry and Virginia Faith Associate Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, was recently awarded the Early Career Award in Catalysis by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Catalysis Science and Technology Division.

This award recognizes and encourages accomplishments and innovation of unusual merit by an individual in the early stages of their career, emphasizing independence and creativity.

The ACS Catalysis Science and Technology Division recognizes distinguished individuals who have demonstrated pioneering research accomplishments in the design or synthesis of catalysts and/or chemical or mechanistic characterization of catalysts leading to recognized advancements in the understanding and application of catalysts.

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Jacqueline Linnes awarded Moore Inventor Fellowship

A Purdue Biomedical Engineering professor has won a prestigious Moore Inventor Fellowship.

Jacqueline Linnes, PhD, the Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, was one of five researchers recently awarded the fellowship. She was named a Moore Inventor Fellow for her invention, the MicroRapid Autonomous Analytical Device (microRAAD). It combines highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification with the simplicity and scalability of low-cost paper-based devices. This approach enables accurate and accessible infection diagnosis for traditionally underserved communities. 

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Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence