June 25, 2021

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Faculty and staff honors:

For outstanding achievements in the field of thermal science and engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded Issam Mudawar the 2021 Allan Krauss Thermal Management Medal. Mudawar, the Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is also director of Purdue’s Boiling and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory and International Electronic Cooling Alliance.


  • Notables:

At the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting on June 8, Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, presented the 2020-21 Agricultural Research Service W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture, titled "Predictive Strength of Atwater Values at the Biology: Behavior Interface." Mattes’ research focuses on hunger and satiety, food preferences, regulation of food intake and the chemistry of taste and smell. Also head of the Department of Public Health and director of the Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Mattes was the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first chief of nutrition investigations.


  • Student honors:

Purdue Bands & Orchestras’ Gamma Pi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has been announced as a Chapter Leadership Award winner by the National Council. This honor is in recognition of the chapter members’ hard work in service to the department during the past two years. Nearly 80 chapters across the country were eligible for this award, and Purdue’s Gamma Pi chapter was selected as one of the most outstanding among the group. Chapter Leadership Award winners are finalists for the William A. Scroggs Founders Trophy, the National Top Chapter Award, to be announced at the national convention on July 13-16. A full story is available online.

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