Celebrating Faculty Awards

On December 5, 2018, the College of Engineering held an event to celebrate faculty external awards.

In 2017-18, Purdue Engineering faculty received:

  • 32 Major Awards
  • 10 Fellows
  • 2 Honorary Doctorates

Below is the list of recipients.

FELLOWS

Indrajeet Chaubey, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers

The grade of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the Society and honors members of extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering.

Patricia Davies, Acoustical Society of America

“For contributions to the fields of sound quality, aircraft noise, and the dynamic properties of foams.”

James Garrison, Institute of Navigation

“For contributions in developing and applying GNSS reflectometry methods for space-based and airborne remote sensing of oceanography, agriculture and hydrology; and expanding these methods to other signals-of-opportunity.”

Carol Handwerker, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

“For national leadership across the field of electronic materials packaging, from structure evolution in ceramics to Pb-free solder replacements.”

Nicole Key, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

Seungjin Kim, American Nuclear Society

For his “contributions toward advancing reactor thermal-hydraulic analysis methods by developing dynamic two-phase flow models, developing advanced instrumentation that expanded capability of two-phase flow experiments, educating nuclear engineers in academics, and providing services to ANS through various leadership positions in the Thermal-Hydraulic Division and in professional meetings.”

Michael Ladisch, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AIChE Fellows are recognized for the impact their career has had on the profession and for service to the profession that go above and beyond the furthering of their own careers.

Michael Loui, American Society of Engineering Education

ASEE fellows are members with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in engineering or engineering technology education or allied field, who have made appropriate and important individual contributions to ASEE.

Terrence Meyer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

Steven Schneider, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

External Awards

Rakesh Agrawal, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research

This award recognizes an individual researcher's outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied chemical engineering research.

Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Award

“For educating, inspiring and mentoring students and electron device professionals around the world.”

Saurabh Bagchi, Humboldt Bessel Research Award

This award recognizes researchers who have made significant discoveries that have influenced their fields, and who are expected to continue producing such advances in the future.

Sarah Calve, Biomedical Engineering Society’s Rising Star Award for Junior Faculty and National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award

Biomedical Engineering Society’s Rising Star Award for Junior Faculty is a leading form of recognition of outstanding research in the field of cell and molecular bioengineering.

National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award supports exceptionally creative scientists using highly innovative approaches to tackle major challenges in biomedical research.

Robert Connor, American Institute of Steel Construction T.R. Higgins 2018 Lectureship Award

The award recognizes authors with outstanding contributions to engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

Suresh Garimella, National Academy of Inventors

According to the NAI, “Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and welfare of society.”

Craig Goergen, Biomedical Engineering Society’s Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations award

Biomedical Engineering Society’s Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award is given to a young investigator in recognition of originality and ingenuity demonstrated in published works.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations awards support innovative thinkers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how persistent global health and development challenges are solved.

Christopher Goldenstein, AFOSR YI Award

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

Rajamani Gounder, Department of Energy Early Career Research Program, American Institute of Chemical Engineers 35 Under 35 Award, and Received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program funding supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers 35 Under 35 Award honors 35 notable young professionals under the age of 35 based on achievements in seven categories: bioengineering, chemicals, energy, innovation, education, leadership, and safety.

Received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship, a distinction given to early-career scholars who are recognized by the Sloan Foundation as the next generation of scientific leaders.

Eckhard Groll, the Institute of Refrigeration J&E Hall Gold Medal

This internationally respected award recognizes the most noteworthy practical contribution to the field of refrigeration.

Leah Jamieson, Honorary Doctorate from New Jersey Institute of Technology

NJIT awards honorary degrees to recognize outstanding individuals “whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration to graduates.”

Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, National Science Foundation CAREER Award

NSF’s CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Mark Lundstrom, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award

“For creating a global online community for graduate education in nanotechnology as well as teaching, inspiring, and mentoring graduate students.”

Karen Marais, Incubator Award from Systems Engineering Research Center

Only 4 proposals were chosen for full research awards - including Karen’s - which focused on data science approaches to prevent failures in system engineering.

Amy Marconnet, Woman Engineer of the Year, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Electronics & Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD)

Amy was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments and service to the field of electronics and photonics packaging.

Edward Mikhail, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

This distinguished award is named for Arthur C. Lundahl and Thomas C. Finnie, celebrating their accomplishments—in imagery analysis and mapping, respectively—and their legacies within the GEOINT Community. Ed is the only academic to have received the award.

Zoltan K. Nagy, AIChE Process Development Division Research Award

This award is given by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Process Development Division Research Award for significant technical contributions to the advancement of process development. Details

Byron Pipes, Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh

It was given in recognition of his international leadership of engineering research in lightweight composite materials.

Gintaras Reklaitis, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineering Education

The Lewis Award recognizes distinguished contributions to chemical engineering education.

Michael Sangid, National Science Foundation CAREER Award

NSF’s CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Carlo Scalo, The Army Research Office Young Investigator Award and AFOSR YI Award

The Army Research Office Young Investigator Award supports outstanding young university faculty members and their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

AFOSR YI Award is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

Tom Shih, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council

Tom was invited to serve on this senior external advisory body that assists NASA in addressing program and policy matters related to the U.S. civil space program.

John Sutherland, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Gold Medal

John was recognized for his significant contributions to the manufacturing engineering profession through his research, published literature, lectures, and technical communications – and notably his pioneering efforts to establish the field of sustainable manufacturing.

Michael Titus, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Young Leader Award

The award provides an opportunity for young, professional members of TMS to advance in the field of materials science through participation in society activities.

Arvind Varma, 2018 American Society for Engineering Education Benjamin Garver Lamme Award

The award recognizes a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to the art of teaching, contributions to research and technical literature and achievements that contribute to the advancement of the profession of engineering college administration.

Janelle Wharry, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Young Leader Award and National Science Foundation CAREER Award

The TMS award provides an opportunity for young, professional members of TMS to advance in the field of materials science through participation in society activities.

NSF’s CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

David Wolf, National Space Council

Appointed to serve as a member of the new Users Advisory Group of the NSC to provide expertise and perspectives in relevant fields.

Wenzhuo Wu, Best Early Career Research published by Semiconductor Science & Technology

Wenzhuo received first prize for the Best Early Career Research published by Semiconductor Science & Technology (SST) in 2017.

Yuehwern Yih, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations

These awards support innovative thinkers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how persistent global health and development challenges are solved.

Xinghang Zhang, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Brimacombe Medal

This mid-career award recognizes individuals with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering and with a record of continuing service to the profession.