Celebration of Lillian Gilbreth, Purdue Engineering Professor 1935-1948

Event Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Hall Atrium
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5178
Contact Email: engineeringevents@purdue.edu
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School or Program: College of Engineering
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Lillian Moller Gilbreth was a Purdue professor from 1935 to 1948. A world-renowned pioneer in the application of psychology to industrial engineering, Gilbreth's work epitomized interdisciplinary research and broader impact on industry and society.

Friday, September 27, 2019
Welcome - 4:00 p.m.
Video on Lillian Gilbreth's legacy - 4:05 p.m.
Investiture ceremony of Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellows - 4:15 p.m.
Keynote address featuring Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University
2002 National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecturer - 4:30 p.m.
Event concludes – 5:00 p.m.

Marriott Hall Atrium
900 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

RSVP by September 23, 2019 Business Casual attire
Parking available in the University Street Parking Garage
Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments available at ceremony
Questions? Contact engineeringevents@purdue.edu or (765) 494-5178

2019 Keynote Speaker

Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests are in information theory, communication theory, and signal processing, and their application to wireless communications, interconnected systems, and neuroscience. She co-founded and served as Chief Technical Officer and Board member of Plume WiFi and of Quantenna (QTNA), and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Medtronic (MDT) and Crown Castle Inc. (CCI). Dr. Goldsmith is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received many awards for her work, including the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Technical Field Award in Communications Technology, the ComSoc Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award as well as Technical Achievement Awards in Communications Theory and in Wireless Communications.

Meet the 2019 Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellows at Purdue Engineering

In celebration of Lillian Gilbreth's legacy, fellows are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements and proposed innovative interdisciplinary research, but also for their potential for broader impact on industry and society.

Daniel Gonzales

Daniel L. Gonzales works with Krishna Jayant, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Scott Pluta, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, to develop a flexible nanoelectrode net to investigate sub-cellular integration at the cortical surface. Dr. Gonzales received a PhD in Applied Physics from Rice University in 2019.

Melinda A. Lake

Melinda A. Lake joins Jacqueline Linnes, Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Steven Wereley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, to design a smartphone-based disease diagnostic platform to assist in the eradication of malaria. Dr. Lake earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2019.

Ke Ma

Ke Ma teams conducts research with Letian Dou, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Jianguo Mei, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, on the use of polyelectrolytes in guiding perovskite growth and improving their electronic properties for next generation optoelectronics. Dr. Ma was awarded a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2017.

Marie Maros

Marie Maros works with Gesualdo Scutari, Thomas and Jane Schmidt Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, and Guang Cheng, Professor of Statistics, to develop a theory of the fundamental tradeoffs that govern statistical learning in a large-scale nonconvex networked setting. Dr. Maros received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2019.

Hamid Seyf

Hamid R. Seyf teams with Vilas Pol, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Partha Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to suppress lithium dendrites in Li-S batteries. Dr. Seyf earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.