JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018 |
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following individuals for their recent awards:
Mara Faccio, the Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association (AFA), the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. Faccio’s research interest is in international finance.
Heather Howard, assistant professor of libraries and business information specialist, has received an inaugural “Up and Comers” Award, given by ATG Media to librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession. She was one of 20 honorees recognized at a November reception.
Bruce Kingsbury, professor of biology, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), and director of the Environmental Resources Center (ERC), has been chosen to receive the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) 2017-18 Outstanding Research Award. A lecture and reception are being planned for spring 2018.
Leigh Raymond, professor of political science; director of the Center for the Environment in Discovery Park and a University Scholar, has received the Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for his book, “Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading.”
Patricia Wakenell, an associate professor of avian diagnostics in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been honored with the 2017 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana. She is widely recognized locally and nationally for leading initiatives to minimize the threat of disease transmission associated with backyard poultry — the practice of homeowners raising chickens, turkeys and geese on their property.
Michael Witt, associate professor of libraries, has received a visiting research fellowship at the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Lund University in Sweden, where he will spend a month as a part of a sabbatical during the spring 2018 semester. Witt will work with the institute on a data project, incorporating five distinct threads that relate to archiving vanishing languages, data visualization, text mining, creating astronomical catalogs and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Wenzhuo Wu, assistant professor of industrial engineering, received the 2017 Early Career Best SST Paper Award (first prize) at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston. The paper, “Piezotronic effect in 1D van der Waals solid of elemental tellurium nanobelt for smart adaptive electronics,” was published in Semiconductor Science and Technology. Wu was the corresponding author of the paper and Ph.D. student Shengjie Gao was the first author.
A team led by Charles Bouman and Samuel Midkiff was one of three finalists for the Association of Computing Machinery’s Gordon Bell Prize for their work in image reconstruction. The Purdue electrical and computer engineering professors work on developing algorithms to make computed tomography (CT) scan images more accurate, or equally as accurate with less data, that is, less exposure to radiation for the patient.