2019 Faculty Excellence Awards Recipients

The annual Awards of Excellence for engineering faculty was presented at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 5, 2019. This year's recipients are:

Early Career Teaching Award

Stanley H. Chan
Electrical and Computer Engineering

For the passion and enthusiasm with which he introduces students to probability and machine learning, and for his deep commitment to the professional development of students.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Stanley Chan

Early Career Teaching Award

Abigail S. Engelberth
Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Ecological Engineering

For enhancing student achievement through the development of pioneering learning strategies and resources, such as her widely circulated Guide For Success, and for her exceptional track record of mentorship and academic advising.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Abigail Engelberth

Dean A. A. Potter Undergraduate Teaching Award

John H. Lumkes, Jr.
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

For engaging and inspiring students through his innovative courses and extensive mentorship, for spearheading the development of international learning opportunities, and for championing the continual improvement of undergraduate engineering education at Purdue and beyond.
VIDEO: Testimonials about John Lumkes

Graduate Student Mentorship Award

Saurabh Bagchi
Electrical and Computer Engineering

For his invaluable mentorship, which equips College of Engineering graduate students with the ethical foundation and technical and professional skills to achieve their full potential.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Saurabh Bagchi

Online Education Award

Loring F. Nies
Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

For leadership in online education in the College of Engineering exemplified in his popular course Global Sustainable Engineering, which challenges and inspires students around the world.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Larry Niles

Early Career Research Award

Arezoo M. Ardekani
Mechanical Engineering

For globally recognized contributions to the understanding of fluid mechanics leading to important benefits in areas such as environmental remediation, energy production, biomedicine and manufacturing.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Arezoo Ardekani

Early Career Research Award

Rajamani P. Gounder
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

For breakthrough discoveries that advance fundamental understanding of catalyst systems, and open new possibilities for more environmentally sustainable fuels and chemicals.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Rajamani Gounder

Early Career Research Award

Andrew J. Whelton
Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

For field-leading research on drinking water contamination and the environmental risks of nanoparticles that exemplifies the profound societal benefits of publicly-engaged science.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Andrew Whelton

Impact On Industry Award

Santiago Pujol
Lyles School of Civil Engineering

For research leading to significant enhancements to the American Concrete Institute’s Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-19) that enable more efficient and economical construction of steel-reinforced concrete structures worldwide.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Santiago Pujoli

Research Award

Pedro P. Irazoqui
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

For the development of the ioNode device, an ultra-miniature contact lens system that is poised to greatly improve treatment for people with glaucoma.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Pedro Irazoqui

Research Award

Anand Raghunathan
Electrical and Computer Engineering

For recent field-defining research on approximate computing including the technique of trained quantization for deep neural networks, which is foundational to a new generation of artificial intelligence hardware.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Anand Raghunathan

Leadership In Service Award

Michael C. Loui
Engineering Education

For the extraordinary impact of his mentorship on the professional development of early-career and mid-career faculty in the College of Engineering.
VIDEO: Testimonials about Michael Loui

2018-19 Approved or Ratified Distinguished and Named Faculty

Ernest R. Blatchley III
Lee A. Rieth Professor in Environmental Engineering

Sarah Calve
Leslie A. Geddes Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Craig J. Goergen
Leslie A. Geddes Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ayman F. Habib
Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering

Y. Charlie Hu
Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chad T. Jafvert
Lyles Family Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Tamara L. Kinzer-Ursem
Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Charles M. Krousgrill Jr.
Tebbe Family 150th Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Jacqueline C. Linnes
Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

David J. Love
Nick Trbovich Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

William C. Oakes
150th Anniversary Professor

Panagiota Karava
Jack and Kay Hockema Associate Professor in Civil Engineering

Steven D. Pekarek
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dimitrios Peroulis
Reilly Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Julio A. Ramirez
Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering

Gesualdo Scutari
Thomas and Jane Schmidt Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

Steven F. Son
Alfred J. McAllister Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Amit H. Varma
Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering

Juan P. Wachs
James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

Wenzhuo Wu
Ravi and Eleanor Talwar Rising Star Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

View the photos from the 2019 CoE Faculty Awards of Excellence.