Jan-Anders ManssonDistinguished Professor of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Co-Executive Director of the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC)
Mansson’s research focuses on the design and manufacturing of composite systems for high-performance applications in the aerospace, automotive and sports sectors. His background includes some years in industry and on the faculty of University of Washington. He then joined EPFL, Lausanne, in 1990 as professor and head of the Composite Laboratory, where he also served as vice president for the University and chairman of the Sport Management Education (AISTS), and PI for the Sport & Rehabilitation Engineering Program. He also was responsible for the America’s Cup Alinghi – EPFL R&D; program. In 2016, he came to Purdue University as a Distinguished Professor in Engineering and recently was appointed executive director of the newly created Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center. He is a board member of the Athlete Learning Gateway at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and chairman of the Approval Committee for the International Swimming Federation (FINA). Mansson is a member of the Swedish and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Eric NaumanProfessor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy), Director of the Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies Laboratory, Director of Honors Programs for the College of Engineering
Nauman graduated from the University of Delaware in 1995 and obtained his master’s degree and Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. Immediately thereafter, he joined the faculty in biomedical engineering at Tulane University. In 2004, Nauman founded the Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies (HIRRT) Laboratory at Purdue University. Since then, he has co-founded two companies, Advanced Regeneration Technologies and IFBattery. Nauman has been inducted into both Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers and the Purdue Research Foundation’s Innovators Hall of Fame. Recently, Nauman, along with fellow Professors Larry Leverenz and Thomas M. Talavage, received the Bernie Flowers Award for Outstanding Contributions to Amateur Football from the Joe Tiller Chapter of the National Football Foundation.