Engineering faculty promotions approved by board

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 9) ratified the appointment of a named Engineering faculty position and approved Engineering faculty promotions. The following promotions are effective with the 2021-22 academic year, effective Aug. 16, 2021, and also include Distinguished and Named Faculty approved by the board in November 2020.
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Satish Ukkusuri

Named Professor

In other action, the board ratified the appointment of Satish Ukkusuri as the Reilly Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering.

Ukkusuri joined the Purdue faculty in 2009 as an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2014. He is an internationally renowned expert in the areas of data-driven mobility solutions, disaster management, resilience of interdependent networks, connected and autonomous traffic systems, and smart logistics. His research bridges social science, engineering and computing methods to develop novel tools for making complex decisions that save lives. He has published more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and has mentored more than 40 graduate students and postdoctoral associates. His recognitions include University Faculty Scholar (2017-present), Fulbright Fellow (2015-16), and a selectee of the National Academy of Science Arab American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine conference (2017). He is a member of multiple professional organizations, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and has served as chair of numerous national and international committees.

Associate Professor

  • Andres Arrieta Diaz, associate professor of mechanical engineering
  • Adrian Buganza Tepole, associate professor of mechanical engineering
  • Hua Cai, associate professor of industrial engineering and environmental and ecological engineering
  • James M. Gibert, associate professor of mechanical engineering
  • Mohammad Jahanshahi, associate professor of civil engineering
  • Chi Hwan Lee, associate professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering
  • Jacqueline C. Linnes, associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Muhsin Menekse, associate professor of engineering education
  • Shaoshuai Mou, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • Roshanak Nateghi, associate professor of industrial engineering
  • Alexey Shashurin, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • Carson D. Slabaugh, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • Wenzhuo Wu, associate professor of industrial engineering

Clinical Professor

  • Andrew O. Brightman, professor of engineering practice
  • Bradley S. Duerstock, professor of engineering practice
  • Charles R. Kenley, professor of engineering practice
  • Mary K. Pilotte, professor of engineering practice, engineering education
  • Theodore J. Weidner, professor of engineering practice

Full Professor

  • Jun Chen, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Jong Hyun Choi, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Rajamani Gounder, professor of chemical engineering
  • Brent K. Jesiek, professor of engineering education
  • Nan Kong, professor of biomedical engineering
  • Milind Kulkarni, professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Partha P, Mukherjee, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Jitesh H. Panchal, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Alice L. Pawley, professor of engineering education
  • Ming Qu, professor of civil engineering
  • Michael D. Sangid, professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • Gesualdo Scutari, professor of industrial engineering
  • Fabio Semperlotti, professor of mechanical engineering
  • Dengfeng Sun, professor of aeronautics and astronautics
  • Andrew J. Whelton, professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering

Research Professor

  • Justin A. Weibel, research professor of mechanical engineering

Distinguished and Named Professorships and Administrative Appointments

In November 2020, the fifth annual Distinguished and Named Professorship Ceremony on Thursday (Nov. 12) celebrated midcareer, distinguished and named professors and administrators at Purdue for their many accomplishments and successes. A video of the ceremony is available here. In the College of Engineering, these included:

Distinguished professorships

* Ajay P. Malshe — R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Karthik Ramani — Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Yung C. Shin — Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Distinguished Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, College of Engineering

Named administrative appointments

* Brandon M. Fulk — Walsh Group Director of Internships - Division of Construction Engineering and Management, College of Engineering

Named professorships

* Alexandra Boltasseva — Ron and Dotty Gavin Tonjes Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Nikhilesh Chawla — Ransburg Professor in Materials Engineering, College of Engineering

* Matthew W. Ohland — Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education, College of Engineering

* Anand Raghunathan — Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Pablo D. Zavattieri — Jerry M. and Lynda T. Engelhardt Professor in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

Source: Purdue News Service