2017 Faculty & Staff Awards
Professor Takashi Hibiki received the 2017 Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor Award
Dr. Seungjin Kim was named the Capt. James McCarthy, Jr., and Cheryl E. McCarthy Head of the School of Nuclear Engineering
Research Assistant Professor Miltiadis Alamaniotis, Account Assistant Jill Clauson and Reactor Supervisor/Assistant Lab Director Clive Townsend recipients of the 2017 BRAVO Award
Associate Professor Gennady Miloshecsky was selected Marshall Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor Gennady Miloshevsky received the 2017 NE Best Teacher Award
Professor Shripad Revankar was elected Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Professor Takashi Hibiki received the 2017 Academic Achievement Awards of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ)
2016 Faculty & Staff Awards
Tiffany Stergar, Academic Program Administrator was selected as a finalist for the 2016 New Employee Award
Professor Shripad Revankar granted patent, "Ceramic-ceramic composites and process therefor, nuclear fuels formed thereby, and nuclear reactor systems and processes operated therewith," US Patent 9466398B2 (issued 11 October 2016)
Assistant Professor Allen Garner granted patent "Methods and Compositions for Destructive Interference," US Patent 9,356,357 (issued 31 May 2016)
Two NE faculty received the following Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) grants;
Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2016 Awards U.S. Department of Energy
NEUP 2016 R& D Awards Abstracts
Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)
NEUP Project 16-10241: Development of Transient Capabilities for the NEAMS Neutronics Code PROTEUS
PI: Won Sik Yang - Purdue University
FY 2016 Integrated Research Projects Award
NEUP Project 16-10918: Development and Application of a Data Driven Methodology for Validation of Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization Models
Co-PI: Hany Abdel-Khalik - Purdue University
PI: Nam Dinh - North Carolina State University
Co-PI: Abhinav Gupta - North Carolina State University
Co-PI: Xiaodong Sun - Ohio State University
Dr. Chan Choi is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Mentor Award.
Dr. Allen Garner is the recipient of the 2016 NPSS Early Achievement Award “For contributions to theoretical and experimental studies of the biological effects of electric pulses and plasmas and to nuclear training, education, and maintenance”.
2015 Faculty & Staff Awards
Dr. Miltiadis Alamaniotis, Dr. Robert Bean and Dr. Valeryi Sizyuk are the recipients of the 2015 Paul C. Zmola Scholar of Nuclear Engineering Award
Dr. Hany Abdel-Khalik was a Co-Author for the best paper/presentation in Reactor Physics Division (RPD) for the ANS 2015 Annual Meeting
Dr. Allen Garner was granted a patent for “Platelet Activation Using Long Electric Field Pulses” Patent No. 9,078,862 B2, July 14, 2015, V.B. Neculaes, A. Caiafa, B. D-L Lee, N. E. LaPlante, A. S. Torres, and A.L Garner
Dr. Takashi Hibiki received the 2015 JSME Best Paper Award
Dr. Won Sik Yang served as the General Chair for the Fourth International Technical Review Meeting for Prototype Gen-IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Development in Korea, which was held July 8-10, 2015, KAERI, Daejeon, Korea.
Dr. Won Sik Yang was invited to be Technical Co-Chair of the M&C 2017 International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering of American Nuclear Society, which will be held in April 16-20, 1027, Jeju, Korea.
Dr. Prasoon Diwakar was announced as the winner in the 2015 CappSci Inventors Program
Dr. Prasoon Diwakar was granted patent March 3, 2015 for “Method and apparatus for aerosol analysis using optical spectroscopy” Patent No. US 8970840 B2, Pramod Kulkarni, Prasoon Diwakar
Toni Horsley, Faculty Assistant/Planner was accepted in 2015 into the two year ACE Program at Purdue University
David Storz received a Purdue BRAVO Award in 2015
2017 Student Awards
Amanda Loveless received a Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) graduate scholarship
Keyou Mao received the 2017 CoE Outstanding Service Scholarship
TJ Novakowski received the 2017 CoE Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
Andrew Fairbanks received the 2017 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award
Phillip Dressman and Josh Rudolph awarded competitive internship
Jonah H. McCrorey received the 2017 Post-Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate
Cailyn Ludwig received the Roberta Banaszak Gleiter/GIFTE Scholarship from the Women in Engineering Department
Anna Earley and Andrew Adelsperger received the 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Addison Lange, Alex Bullens, Anna Earley, Clare Wilsbacher, Corey Ohneck, Drew Ryan and Matthew Vinyard, were recipients of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship
Rokas Venckus, undergraduate student was selected for Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program
Amanda Loveless was award 2017 NPSS Graduate Scholarship
Addison Lange, was awarded the 2016-2017 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Undergraduate Scholarship
Ian Hamilton, graduate student, was selected to join Argonne National Laboratory CRI program
2016 Student Awards
Taleyarkhan team places first at IEEE conference (Dr. Rusi Taleyarkhan, Alex Hagen and Anthony Sanson (graduate students), and Brian Archambault, NE Alumnus
Amanda Loveless was awarded the 2016 IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Graduate Fellowship for her proposal, Derivation of Scaling Laws for AC Breakdown Voltage in Microdischarges.
Corey Ohneck is the recipient of the 2016-2017 George W. and Mabel E. Anderson Nuclear Engineering Scholarship
Cailyn Ludwig is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Blattner Scholarship
Amanda Loveless is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Otto F. and Jenny H. Krauss Scholarship
Matthew Vinyard and Mitchell Hemesath are the recipients of the 2016-2017 Thomas A. Plein Scholarship
Amanda Loveless received First Place for the Best Student Paper for her presentation entitled "Generalization of Scaling Laws for Gas Breakdown to Account for Pressure" at the 2016 ICOPS Awards. Amanda also gave an invited oral presentation entitled "Matched Asymptotic Analysis of Atmospheric Pressure Gas Breakdown from Nanoscale to Microscale"
Amanda Loveless received First Place in the Best Student paper award competition for her talk, entitled "Predicting breakdown voltage for microscale and annoscale gaps as a function of pressure at the 2016 Electrostatics Joint Conference
Anand Vadlamani received second place in the Best Student Paper award competition for his poster entitled "Biological cell dielectric property variation with temperature at the 2016 Electrostatics Joint Conference
Victoria Noe-Kim and Trevor Kyle recipients of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Senior Award
Stylianos Chatzidakis was selected as one of the best student papers at the 2016 ICAPP conference
Anastassiya Suslova received the 2016 Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching
Alex Hagen received the 2016 CoE Outstanding Service Scholarship
Jeff Webster received the 2016 CoE Outstanding Student Research Award
2015 Student Awards
Liam Ochoa, Seth Voegele and Kevin Stahl are the 2015 recipients of the Clikeman Scholarship
Keyou Mao and Michael Bilyeu are the 2015 recipients of the Otto F. Kraus and Jenny E. Kraus Scholarship
Andrew Adelsperger, Patrick Skrodzki and Payson Dieffenbach are the 2015 recipients of the Thomas A. Plein Scholarship
Corey Ohneck and Abhijit Jassem are the 2015 recipients of the George W. and Mabel E. Anderson Nuclear Engineering Scholarship
Student Russell Brayfield received of the 2014-2015 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award
Purdue NE Team took 1st Place at 2014 ANS Student Design Competition
Student Eric Acosta was selected “Best research abstract” at 2015 Purdue Undergraduate Symposium.
Jason Becker and Patrick Skrodzki were chosen as 2015 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Undergraduate Student Award winners
Russell Brayfield received 2nd place in the Student Poster Competition during the 2015 BioEM Conference
Student Stylianos Chatzidakis was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Researchers Award
Student Stylianos Chatzidakis and Dr. Miltos Alamaniotis won Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence Systems and Applications 2014.
Student Phil Forsberg was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Service Scholarship.
Alex Hagen helped with Textbooks for Liberia
Graduate student Bryan Sims was the recipient of the 2015 Magoon Excellence in Teaching Award.
Patrick Skrodzki and Jason Becker, both NE undergraduate students traveled to Beijing, China to present their PIRE research at the 8th International Conference on LIBS in September 2014 and were awarded the LIBS prize for Best Poster.