2014 Morrill Award winners announced

April 25, 2014  

During the Faculty Awards Convocation on Thursday (April 24), the Morrill Awards were given to three faculty members whose careers have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and in engagement missions.

The 2014 Morrill Award winners are:

* Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Agrawal's research has made a series of long-lasting contributions to energy harvesting, including its transformation and use. He has established a world-class solar research lab at Purdue, and his research group has attained the world's second-highest power conversion efficiencies, among other accomplishments. An acclaimed teacher, he has created several research teams at Purdue that have secured multimillion-dollar grants for wide-ranging projects.

* Philip Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.

The director of Purdue's Center for Drug Discovery, Low has more than 340 publications and 50 active patents to his name. More than 70 of his laboratory students have received PhDs from Purdue, and he is known for guiding his students and inspiring them to advance their research. Low is also known for pioneering novel, tumor-targeting technologies and folate-targeting, radio-imaging agents that reveal the presence, size and distribution of malignant lesions in ovarian cancer patients.

* Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering.

A Purdue faculty member since 1984, Delp has achieved worldwide acclaim for his work related to image and video processing. He was one of the first researchers to investigate multimedia security, and he is a sought-after expert who has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other federal and state agencies. He has developed 12 courses related to the subject at Purdue and has received numerous teaching awards.

Writer: Amanda Hamon Kunz, ahamon@purdue.edu, 49-61325

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