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

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3 Purdue Engineering faculty honored among 20 Most Influential Academics in Smart Manufacturing

Three Purdue College of Engineering faculty members are among the 20 Most Influential Academics in Smart Manufacturing recognized by SME, the professional association committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce.

SME Media’s Smart Manufacturing magazine, assisted by industry peers and manufacturing experts, selected academics who are “educating and shaping the next generation of engineers and smart manufacturing technologists across a diverse range of disciples.”

The Purdue Engineering honorees are:

John W. Sutherland
Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Sutherland wants sensors to do more. In smart manufacturing, sensors can collect data on real-time key performance indicators, such as process throughput. But sensed data can also provide people making decisions with information related to environmentally relevant performance measures, such as energy consumption, resource use and waste creation, he said.

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Jewell selected to receive Office of Naval Research's Young Investigator Program award

Joseph Jewell, an assistant professor in AAE, was selected to receive a highly competitive early-career award program from the Office of Naval Research.

Joseph Jewell was selected to receive a highly competitive early-career award program from the Office of Naval Research.

Jewell, an assistant professor, is one of 38 recipients who will share $20 million in funding from ONR’s Young Investigator Program to conduct innovative scientific research that will benefit the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, a release said. The final candidates were chosen from more than 260 applicants. Academic achievement and potential for significant scientific breakthrough are key elements of the evaluation criteria, the release said.

Jewell was granted a three-year, $600,000 award for “Detailed Investigation of Hypersonic Instability, Breakdown, and Natural Transition under Quiet Flow with Simulated Ablation-Gas Injection.”

The program is for college and university faculty who have obtained a Ph.D. within the past seven years and who “show exceptional promise for doing creative research,” the ONR YIP website said.

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