Section Funding Research
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support
In 1941, Spiridon “Dan” Suciu arrived on the Purdue campus from Michigan to enlist in the U.S. Navy V-12 college training program. Little did he know that he would earn three degrees from the school, and that five children and five grandchildren would continue his legacy by earning Purdue degrees.
When Irene Binash (BSChE ’79, MS Mgmt ’81) learned that Purdue Engineering had landed a $19.75 million National Science Foundation grant to study new petrochemical resources, she was intrigued. Having spent 36 years at Exxon Mobil Corp., she follows innovations in the oil and gas industry.
As a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue for 27 years, and co-author of the seminal textbook “Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer,” the late David DeWitt (PhD ME ’63) shaped the experiences of generations of students. But it was his impact on the three women who knew him simply as “Dad” that led to the creation of the Professor David P. DeWitt Heat Transfer Research Endowment for the School of Mechanical Engineering.