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October 26, 2012

Appointments, honors and activities

Appointments and promotions:

-Nathalie Duval-Couetil, director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and a professor of technology leadership and innovation, has been elected to the board of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship as vice president for research. USASBE offers programs for entrepreneurship education and encourages research that has practical application.

Faculty and staff honors:

-The American Pharmacists Association selected Ashley S. Crumby, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, as its Distinguished New Practitioner for 2013.  The award recognizes a practitioner within his or her first five years of practice who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy.  Crumby will receive the award at the association's annual meeting in March.

Vladimir Shalaev

Vladimir Shalaev
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- Distinguished Purdue University professor Vladimir Shalaev has been named a 2012 recipient of the UNESCO Medal for the Development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies. Shalaev, the Bob and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was cited for his research in the field of metamaterials optics and nano-optics. Shalaev also is the scientific director of nanophotonics for Purdue at Discovery Park's Birck Nanotechnology Center, and a professor of biomedical engineering and physics. The UNESCO medal was established at the initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the "Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems" (EOLSS) theme on nanoscience and nanotechnologies, with support from the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO.

Alumni honors:

- Purdue alumna Niru Kumari has been selected to receive a 2012 EPPD Young Engineer Award. The award recognizes a young engineer, no more than 35 years of age, who has made significant technical contributions in the area of electronic and photonic packaging demonstrated through papers, patents, or product development.

Student honors:

- Graduate student Susmita Dash has been selected to receive the 2012 EPPD Student Member Award by the Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division of the IEEE/ASME. The award is given once annually in recognition of a current student member who has excelled in research and has shown promise to be a strong contributor in the field of electronic and photonic packaging. The award will be presented during a meeting Nov. 13 in Houston.