3 IE Rising Star Professors named

The School of Industrial Engineering has established three new Rising Star Professorships, recognizing Assistant/Associate Professors for their exceptional accomplishments and leadership in research, teaching, and engagement.

World-class faculty are at the heart of the Purdue University College of Engineering and the School of Industrial Engineering. Rising Star Professorships are awarded to Assistant or Associate Professors who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and leadership in research, teaching and engagement. These professorships are a form of recognition awarded for a limited term of three years or until the awardee is promoted to Full Professor, whichever is earlier.

The three new Rising Star professors are:

Photo of Gesualdo Scutari


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





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




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





The Purdue School of Industrial Engineering is very grateful to the Rising Star Professorship donors for their support of the school, its faculty, and its mission.