HATS OFF TO AWARD WINNERS

Nadia Brown

Nadia Brown, an associate professor of political science and and African American Studies, will share duties as lead editor for the academic journal Politics, Groups, and Identities. Photo by Vincent Walter.

JAN.-FEB. 2017 |

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following individuals for their recent awards:

  • Two Purdue professors will share duties as lead editors for the academic journal Politics, Groups, and Identities. Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science and and African American Studies, will work with Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, associate professor and director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Shelley Claridge, an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, is among eight faculty researchers around the world who was selected for the 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors. The company will provide the young faculty with more than $350,000 during the next two years to support research that advances basic science knowledge to address various global challenges.
  • Researchers from three Purdue University colleges have joined governments, universities and nonprofit organizations in establishing the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute Hub, a new independent robotics institute for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing USA.
  • A team led by Gregory Shaver, professor of mechanical engineering, is leading part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)  to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 20 percent through automated systems that interconnect cars and trucks and the transportation infrastructure using sensors and online cloud technology.
  • A team including Antonio Bobet, professor of civil engineering; Shirley Dyke, professor of mechanical and civil engineering; Jay Melosh, Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and Julio Ramirez, professor of civil engineering, and center director of the Network Coordination Office for the National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure; has received a New Horizons grant from the Provost’s Office to create a program in Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering.
  • Dimitrios Giannios, professor of physics and astronomy, has been named a recipient of a Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award for $50,000. He is co-leading an investigation with Laura Chomiuk of Michigan State University called “Catching the emergence of a supernova years after the gamma ray burst.”
  • Three co-founders of Purdue University-affiliated startup Mimir have been chosen by Forbes magazine for its annual “30 Under 30” list of exceptional innovators under the age of 30. Prahasith Veluvolu, Jacobi Petrucciani and Colton Voege are former computer science students in the College of Science.
  • Ian Hamilton, a graduate student in Purdue’s School of Nuclear Engineering, has been selected for Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program.