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

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Singh to receive 2021 AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award

Shweta Singh, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, will receive the 2021 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Environmental Division Early Career Award for her research on the advancement of systems methodologies for Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and creation of cloud-based computational tools for sustainability assessment.

“This award recognizes the critical role of interdisciplinary engineering in solving major environmental challenges today by creative pursuit of innovative modeling and computational tools,” Singh said. “It is a testimony of rigor, innovation and hard work of Purdue students who are eager to solve the toughest problems that advances the scientific field of environmental science and engineering for building a sustainable world.”

“I am humbled and thankful for this recognition by AIChE, especially because solving the issue of climate change and resource sustainability is an urgency for our planet now,” she continued. “I am also very grateful to the support of colleagues and leadership of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, and Environmental and Ecological Engineering for enabling a truly interdisciplinary culture at Purdue.”

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4 Engineering faculty named Fulbright Scholars

Teaching agricultural and food engineering, advancing STEM learning, studying cardiac remodeling, and improving Alzheimer's disease treatments are some of the research projects of four Purdue Engineering faculty who have been named U.S. Fulbright Faculty Scholars.

Four Engineering faculty are among the six Purdue University faculty who have been named U.S. Fulbright Faculty Scholars. These Engineering faculty members will teach and conduct research at respected research hubs in India and throughout Europe. 

According to Purdue’s Office of the Provost, the Fulbright Scholar Award, one of the most prestigious national and international awards available to faculty, is considered a metric for measuring university performance while supporting the university’s efforts toward internationalization and intercultural learning. Fulbright faculty also enhance classroom learning at Purdue by bringing back diverse teaching methods and ideas.

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