Supporting excellence

Faculty excellence is foundational to Purdue Engineering’s reputation and impact. Whether they are mentoring students for success, inspiring students in classes, leading major research centers, collaborating with industry, or spinning off new companies with their innovations, Purdue Engineering faculty have a major impact on the world through their own work and through their student’s success.

Faculty, staff, and academic programs excellence together are key for Purdue Engineering’s Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale. From hiring and retention, to promotion and tenure, to reward and recognition, the OAA staff work hard to ensure Purdue Engineering is the “college of choice” for the best engineering talent.

Purdue is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Farshid Sadeghi elected Honorary Member of ASME

Farshid Sadeghi has been unanimously elected as an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Farshid Sadeghi is the Cummins Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and has served at Purdue since 1986. He leads one of the most prominent tribology labs in the world, focusing on lubrication, friction and wear of rolling and sliding surfaces, rolling contact fatigue, and other surface science.  His commercialization work also led him to be added to the Innovators Hall of Fame by Purdue's Office of Technology Commercialization.

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Prof. Dana Weinstein selected for NAE symposium

Dana Weinstein, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among 85 of the nation’s brightest early-career engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

Dana Weinstein, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among 85 of the nation’s brightest early-career engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.

The 2020 USFOE was originally scheduled to be hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado in September; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting has been rescheduled for February 25-27, 2021, and will be held at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Food for Thought: The AgRevolution Shaping What We (Will) Eat; Next-generation Energy Systems Integration; Engineering Innovation in Women’s Health; Plastics: Pollutions Challenges and Innovations.

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Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence